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  • A pick of small-cap and mid-cap stocks can put zing into your equity portfolio. Surprisingly, they are also less volatile than large-cap stocks.
Expert View Will and skill

Will and skill

A willingness to take up challenges and immense self-confidence are prerequisites while moving to a more demanding career.

Investing at the peak

Four years into the longest bull run of the Indian stock markets, investors are worried. Here are six things to keep in mind while investing.
Travel Sunset cruises

Sunset cruises

Senior citizens are fast becoming a force to reckon with in the travel industry.
Portfolio Doctor Early but shaky start

Early but shaky start

Ahmedabad-based Alok Kumar saves intelligently but must leverage the advantage of being an early investor to maximise returns.
Books Here's a textbook for investors

Here's a textbook for investors

Arguably the most comprehensive and insightful look on financial analysis and value investing, Devangshu Datta finds this revised edition of Graham and Dodd masterpiece a must have for all serious investors.
Upfront Ulip as market protector

Ulip as market protector

Every month, the insurance companies receive a steady inflow from Ulip collections. Every month, they invest those sums systematically across the stock market. That gives the Ulip an edge in terms of lower average costs.
My Story Green bucks

Green bucks

Adhishwar Puri realises the huge popularity of topiaries — the art of pruning bushes and shrubs to take animal shapes.
Banking The all-new debit card

The all-new debit card

No longer a mere ATM card substitute, debit cards now come with features and facilities that are equal—or better—than those offered by credit cards.
Editors Note From the Managing Editor

From the Managing Editor

Among all professions, the divide between preaching and practising is the greatest in journalism. It’s not because we are experts at living a life of double standards; it’s the demand of our profession.
Brain Trust 'Don't go by market noise'

'Don't go by market noise'

Rajiv Anand, Head of Investments, Standard Chartered Mutual Fund advices investors to treat equity as a long-term asset class.
Your Wallet Luxury for less

Luxury for less

To get a hot deal for a luxe set of wheels, the best place to shop might be the used car lot where yearold vehicles sell 25-30% cheaper than the original.

LCD TVs at low EMIs

Most people live within their credit limits, not income limits. EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. MONEY TODAY presents a new way to compute affordability.
Tax e-filing tax return

e-filing tax return

The process of filing returns is painful. But online options promise to change things.
Mutual Fund Betting on biggies

Betting on biggies

Reliance is likely to collect a huge amount through its equity advantage fund. The high market is not deterrent as it would have the luxury of time to invest the corpus.

Balanced funds offer decent returns

Here we take a look at how mutual funds have been behaving and where you should be putting your money.
BASICS Tracking markets and tracking returns

Tracking markets and tracking returns

A number of factors, ranging from company performance to policy changes, events, even rumours influence why people buy or sell stocks. But most of the time the strength or weakness of the stock market correlates to that of the economy and politics.
Insight Fuelling returns

Fuelling returns

Is your car fuel bill burning a hole in your pocket? Consider adding LPG as a fuel option to prune your bill and boost your savings.

Your world

This snapshot of the rupee’s performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions.
Real Estate Indore, a commercial hub in the heart of India

Indore, a commercial hub in the heart of India

The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh is one of the fastest growing Tier II cities in India.
Stocks Amtek Auto, Infotech worth buying

Amtek Auto, Infotech worth buying

We restructure this section to give more expert advice on stock picks concisely.

Real estate stocks going great

Construction and real estate stocks form a large chunk of high performers. There is a clear bias in favour of large market cap.

Stocks to beat the market

Here's what you have been waiting for — a near foolproof way of becoming richer.
Technology ...till you get your iPhone

...till you get your iPhone

How many features should your next phone have? Here are five things we recommend.
Query Corner How does SIP mode benefit the investor?

How does SIP mode benefit the investor?

This is a new interactive section for investors. Do you have a query regarding your investments? Write to us and we will give a detailed answer.
Sector Scenario Building on performance

Building on performance

SSKI is bullish on the construction sector given the large number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline.
Insurance Cashless, isn't worriless

Cashless, isn't worriless

Cashless claims have run into problems with both insurers and the insured.
New Business Mover and settler

Mover and settler

Determination and self-belief are two key reasons why Rohit Kumar has made a success of helping expatriates settle down in India to a new life.
In this MT Issue Money today wealth tomorrow

Money today wealth tomorrow

MONEY TODAY partners with Dipen Sheth of Wealth Management Advisory Services to create model stock portfolios. The portfolios will be regularly tracked in the magazine for readers to learn, debate and, perhaps, earn from.

Bet on reborns and newborns

Few investors are willing to put their money in companies that are doing badly or in new-fangled business ideas. But such investments can be very rewarding.

High volatility higher returns

Here is a simplified explanation of the tools you can use to judge when volatility will work in an investor’s favour to generate higher returns.
Careers Bridging public with private

Bridging public with private

Quitting the Indian Administrative Service could be the ultimate career gamble. Here's how Pradeep Singh made it a successful one.

Will and skill

A willingness to take up challenges and immense self-confidence are prerequisites while moving to a more demanding career.