Your Wallet

  • The rupee is slated nto climb further against the US dollar after the recent CRR hike by the RBI.
Stocks Videocon stocks hold steady

Videocon stocks hold steady

Three  of the top five in the ultra-short term debt category are new funds, which have done well.

Infotech Enterprises

India has a market share of 12% of the offshore market of $10-15 billion. By 2020, Nasscom estimates that as much as 25-30% of the $150-225 billion market for offshore engineering services could belong to India, yielding $40 billion in annual revenues.
Tax Who is taxed for transfer of assets?

Who is taxed for transfer of assets?

As per Section 64(1), if you transfer an asset to a spouse, the income from it is included in the hands of the person making the transfer.
Investment Returns for the native

Returns for the native

NRI investment opportunities in India are myriad and rewarding.MONEYTODAY drew up a primer and invited a banker and a financial planner to provide their expert views.

Rewind and fast forward

Every financial asset delivered terrific returns in 2006, for the third year running. Indian investors never had it so good. We take a quick look in the rearview mirror as we head into 2007.
New Business Fishing for profits

Fishing for profits

Pankaj Handa’s passion for fish led to this novel business that has yielded him both money and satisfaction.
Brain Trust Confessions of a fund manager

Confessions of a fund manager

The manager of the Rs 1,100 crore Masterplus shares his strategy, his best moments and mistakes, and advice for small investors.
Careers My own boss

My own boss

In the concluding part of the series on investing in your career, MONEY TODAY presents a guide on how to switch from an employee to an entrepreneur.
Books Flip side of market myths

Flip side of market myths

Fidelity India's director business development Suraj Kaeley unravels the myth of “can’t miss” investment strategies from this serious investor’s toolkit book.
My Story Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Tamanna Varma found her while taking a stroll.Being a young woman in the domain of finance she  had to walk the extra mile to prove her worth.
Talk Back Talk Back

Talk Back

Trading in the stock market is risky but also immensely rewarding if one understands the basics before taking the plunge. The issue aimed at clearing the mist surrounding equities while offering advice on what’s hot and what’s not.
Banking Easy Access

Easy Access

ICICI Bank now takes care of  a sudden need for cash.

Ready, get set, and...oh no!

It is not surprising that thousands of Indians travel abroad every year and the number is rising annually.

Weathering hikes

Another increase in home loan rates has upset floating rate borrowers. Find out how to deal with the impact of the rise on your finances.
Portfolio Doctor Getting the basket right

Getting the basket right

Consultant Ram Kumar has balanced his investments in disciplined fashion across three asset classes. He has a long-term perspective. But a greater degree of safety could be ensured with a few small changes in his methods.
Upfront Taxing Burden

Taxing Burden

If P. Chidambaram is beaming like Ali Baba, he has reason. He’s found the proverbial secret treasure (his revenue coffers are overflowing) and the magic code is “service tax”!

Trend spotting

Housing Glory

Zen Again

Suddenly the Zen looked more staid than stylish and began to lose ground. This time round, it’s planning to make up for the shortcomings of the old version.
Mutual Fund Can be missed

Can be missed

MONEY TODAY and Value Research team up to analyse select new schemes being launched by fund houses.
Expert View The India Opportunity

The India Opportunity

The Indian economy has been growing rapidly and NRIs are keen to participate by seeking investment opportunities in the stock market, real estate and other sectors.

Rules of the game

Markets have a mind of their own, and will  do things that don’t make sense given the available information on a company.

A gameplan for the future

To begin financial planning, you need specific financial goals. At first these goals may seem unobtainable but continuing the planning process will enable you to evaluate these goals and modify whenever needed.

Making time a faithful ally

Today the most salaried individuals are aware that they will have to save for their own comfortable retirement. But what they do not know is how much they will need and why time is their biggest advantage.

Home Ground Advantage

It is ironic that foreign institutional investors have been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Indian growth story rather than NRIs.

Career beyond boom and bust

Companies can provide the framework and training to acquire skills but the initiative lies with the person on where he wants to take his career.
Back to the future Reserved Parking

Reserved Parking

Once the darling of investors, they fell from grace when the 2005 Budget scrapped the sub-limit for tax savings.
Financial Planning Your financial resolutions for 2007

Your financial resolutions for 2007

Indian middle class has seen an unprecedented prosperity surge in recent years. Along with pay cheques, aspirations have also spiralled.
Real Estate More than a mere click

More than a mere click

If you haven’t switched on to the ever-expanding range of electrical switches, your home may be missing something. Here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer.
Editors Note From the Executive Editor

From the Executive Editor

The first step to financial planning is financial literacy. And if you are waiting for a reason to begin, it is right in your hands.
Insurance Holiday from Worries

Holiday from Worries

To attract customers, insurance companies have customised travel insurance plans, making them more flexible and adding clauses that cover new risks and unique situations.