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  • The secret to a better deal on your house lies in reinvesting. Read on to find out how small but smart investments can get you manifold returns.
Stocks Market watch - November 29, 2007

Market watch - November 29, 2007

MONEY TODAY scans dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations.

Energy, metal stocks soar

Power companies are in the news due to the ultra-mega power projects that are now on the anvil, while telecom company stocks are rising again after some clarity on the spectrum guidelines.

Exiting markets to re-enter

Our fund manager books profits on a number of shares and will use the surplus cash to do some cherry picking in the small- and mid-cap sector.

Go for SBI, ITC, Satyam Computers

MONEY TODAY scans dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations.
Real Estate Vizag: Looking beyond seaports

Vizag: Looking beyond seaports

From a city whose economic life centred around a seaport till a few years ago, Visakhapatnam has now emerged as an IT/ITeS destination.
Your Wallet Bargain buy: DVD players

Bargain buy: DVD players

MONEY TODAY starts a new section highlighting the least expensive model in a product category. It's DVD players this fortnight.
Mutual Fund Magnum Tax Gain continues to impress

Magnum Tax Gain continues to impress

Magnum Tax Gain has been a consistent performer, beating even the best performing fund in the equity-diversified fund category over the past five years.

'Trading is not investing'

Mohit Verma, Chief Investment Officer (Debt), JM Financial Mutual Fund, tells us his investment mantra and gives us his opinion on what market investment should be like.

Tech funds: Buy or sell?

After driving wealth creation for years, tech funds have become a drag now. Should you exit, hold, or buy while they are cheap?

Mathematical stock selection

MONEY TODAY and Plexus Management evaluate the Lotus AGILE Fund and bring to you the report card.
Small Fortune Plan your taxes, earn Rs 3.7 lakh

Plan your taxes, earn Rs 3.7 lakh

Spread your tax-saving investments over the entire year and you could earn better returns.
In this MT Issue Beautiful homes made affordable

Beautiful homes made affordable

We all want to own a beautiful home, don't we? But construction and maintenance costs often force us to compromise on the home of our dreams. Well, here are some useful tips.

Beyond the market's peak

India’s GDP in nominal terms has expanded by 113% over the past six years and earnings of 30 major listed companies have risen 168% during the same period.
BASICS All about home equity

All about home equity

In all probability, your home is your single most valuable asset. But what is the market value (equity) of your house and how can you encash it to fulfil your financial needs? Read on to find out.
Tax Is encashed earned leave taxable?

Is encashed earned leave taxable?

No tax exemption is available for earned leave encashed during service period. Hence, the amount of earned leave encashed will be taxable.
Query Corner I wish to invest Rs 5 lakh in funds. Advise

I wish to invest Rs 5 lakh in funds. Advise

Lump-sum investments in equity markets are not advisable. And in this situation it’s a clear "no". Read on for the reasons.
Sector Scenario Proving mettle

Proving mettle

Goldman Sachs says the demand for base metals is not going to slow down for another two years. But it advises investors to be selective.
Portfolio Doctor Slow, steady & almost there

Slow, steady & almost there

Hooghly-based Krishnadas Karmakar saves well but must increase equity exposure through mutual fund investments to meet his financial goals.
Travel Home in on homestays

Home in on homestays

Bed-and-breakfast options offer relatively cheap and comfortable accommodation. You benefit, whether you’re the guest or the host.
New Business Channel vision

Channel vision

Here's the story of how Niraj Davar and Ajay Manchanda built a business in distribution channel solutions for technology companies.
Careers Switching tracks

Switching tracks

Ram Badrinathan moved from marketing to follow his passion for travel. “It’s like being on a paid holiday 24/7,” he says.
Technology The roads not taken...

The roads not taken...

The GPS is a network of 24 satellites that continuously broadcast position and time data throughout the world. Data from three of the closest satellites is used to triangulate your GPS unit's exact location and speed.
My Story Faulted for agent's lapse

Faulted for agent's lapse

AK Chandok approached the consumer court when his claim was rejected by an insurance company even though he had informed its agent of his accident.
Expert View Rules to spot hidden nuggets

Rules to spot hidden nuggets

How do you dig out golden opportunities? Go for stocks where the management has a sustainable edge in the business, the company has an opportunity and space to grow and the business has a limitless horizon to expand.

Stock tips from your kitchen

Hawkins is a good investment on three counts: it is India’s biggest pressure cooker brand, this brand leadership is reflected in rising profits and rising profits not reflected in its market capitalisation.
Investment What to look for in your broker

What to look for in your broker

A good broker isn't necessarily the one on who charges the least. Assess you broker for security of transaction and reliable advice as well.
Talk Back Recovery agents keep hounding me. Please advise

Recovery agents keep hounding me. Please advise

Approach the office of the banking ombudsman in your area. You can also e-mail the case details to the Grievance Redressal Officer (Nodal Officer).
Editors Note From the Managing Editor

From the Managing Editor

You are likely to have more real estate transactions than a generation before did. And that's why you need to understand what reinvesting in your house is all about and how it affects your home equity.