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February 27, 2007
More hurdles for mutual fund investors
What the mutual fund industry needs to do to improve basic information flow instead of restricting it.

February 26, 2007
Open letter to Sebi: Fact sheets
The information provided by AMCs in these fact sheets is often inadequate and/or incoherent.

February 23, 2007
Should you invest in Gold BeES?
Given the relatively high entry load charged by the fund house during the NFO period, investors, who intend investing in gold, should avoid Gold BeES during the NFO period.

Investments and what the FM could do this Budget
Let's hope the FM takes care of these issues in the forthcoming budget to give a further impetus to long-term financial planning.

February 21, 2007
Principal PNB Long Term Equity Fund: Should you buy?
This NFO does not offer anything new and investors would be well advised to monitor its performance for 3 years before investing.

February 20, 2007
The BEST investment plans for all
Investing in multiple tools such as mutual funds and pension funds will help mitigate risks.

Is it NAV or never?
NAV is not the only indicator to judge a fund's performance.

February 19, 2007
Why you must know your broker
'Know Your Clients,' ask regulators of brokers. Well, investors should know their brokers as well suggests Sucheta Dalal.

February 16, 2007
Standard Chartered Mutual Fund: Good riddance
Research your investments well, ask a lot of questions, challenge every argument and invest only if there are compelling reasons to do so. Don't let any company or fund house make money at your expense.

Divorce? Don't let it bankrupt you
Goal re-planning for your lifestyle and emotional aspirations would indicate the resources you have, how long they will last how much you need to deploy additionally.

February 15, 2007
Tata SIP Fund: Should you buy?
Tata SIP Fund makes the investing process simple and hassle free, however, if the performance of the equity portion is not up to the mark, the investor would have paid dearly for such convenience.

How CRR hike affects the common man
Rising interest rates slows down the overall growth in the economy

February 14, 2007
Should you invest in New Fund Offers?
Make sure you have a firm investment policy in place - one that clearly spells out which product to buy for each goal, why to buy, when to buy and when to sell.

February 13, 2007
When must you sell your mutual fund
The basic idea is to define, beforehand, certain rules for oneself for selling one's investments. This would reduce the day-to-day dilemma and ad-hoc decision-making, thereby make investing more scientific and unemotional.

Should one invest in index funds?
The stock market index is also a representative number.

February 12, 2007
Credit card: Don't overspend, or else
Maintain fiscal discipline, don't overspend.

Pension plans: Look beyond the tax benefits
Consider flexibility, performance and prospects before buying a pension plan

How to handle DEBT carefully
Don't let debt become such a big burden that it affects your personal relationships

Cover risk as you rake in moolah
ULIPs come on top with one-year returns between 34% and 45% compared with closed-end mutual funds and ELSS

February 09, 2007
All about HSBC Unique Opportunities Fund
HSBC Unique Opportunities Fund is a 3-Yr close-ended diversified equity fund

February 08, 2007
How to make BIG profits from mutual funds
If you wish to invest in a sector fund, make sure that some other funds in your portfolio does not have substantial exposure to that sector.

How to make money in the stock market
Sporadic investments done in fits and starts aren't going to get you anywhere. Regular investment and regular investment alone is the difference between a winner and a loser.

February 06, 2007
Relocating to India? Here's help on money matters
If you know you are going to be in India, and all your future incomes and expenses are going to be in Indian rupees don't take the risk of being invested in US dollars

February 05, 2007
How to read a mutual fund factsheet
Factsheets are always meant to be the investor's guide

The art of good financial planning
A good goal planning structure could give you a lot of control with your cash-flows and also an adequate bandwidth

February 03, 2007
Do you really need wealth?
This is not as obvious as you think - if you think really hard or closely observe people around you, you will notice that people are not so ambitious about wealth per se as much as about their career.

February 02, 2007
Investing in ULIPs? Careful!
If you are the proud owner of a ULIP - go back and check the premium you pay and find out the minimum premium that is payable for your policy.

February 01, 2007
All about Sundaram Equity Multiplier Fund
Sundaram BNP Paribas Mutual Fund's new fund Sundaram BNP Paribas Equity Multiplier Fund is a closed ended equity scheme with a maturity of 3 years

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