- You are in the midst of the first world-wide economic slowdown and recovery seems a long way off for the global markets. So do you need to change your investment strategy? Money Today thinks so.What the Experts hope to do in 2009 How to invest in 20092009: A year of hope
Just a year ago, the Indian economy was humming like a well-oiled machine. Today, it is stuck in a rut, as is clear from the macro-economic indicators. Money Today looks at how six key parameters have deteriorated over the past 12 months.
Public sector banks have been seen as safe harbours for your money. Now, it appears, these stocks could also help you weather the meltdown. One of the better surprises of 2008 is the steep fall in crude oil prices. From a peak of $146 per barrel on 3 July, it tumbled to $40 on 5 December. The government may cut petrol prices again to appease voters. Dipen Sheth has wiped the slate clean. He has sold all the stocks in both the portfolios to raise more cash and has listed potential ones he wants to buy.
IDFC is planning to double its borrowings. Against the original plan of Rs 2,000-3,000 crore, it wants to raise Rs 5,000 crore more. The firm’s borrowings as on Sept 2008 was Rs 22,890 crore. Money Today-Plexus Management new fund evaluation: The fund’s timing is just right. Also, the open duration of the fund makes it viable for people who may be rethinking about investing in the existing ELSS funds. Amutual fund scheme’s fact sheet is like a monthly report card. It provides information to investors about where and how their funds have been deployed.
He has a knack for winning TV reality shows and recently pocketed Rs 61 lakh. But Ashutosh Big Boss Kaushik is in desperate need of an investment strategy.
If you have lived in India for more than 182 days in a financial year, you will be considered a resident of India under the Income Tax Act. So your income, including the one earned abroad, will be taxable in India. However, you may get benefit under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.
When the Wall Street was breached, the Indian bourses had to battle a tsunami. Succumbing to panic, institutional and retail investors frantically pulled out money from the stock market and mutual fund schemes.
Often, short-term stock market movements do not favour the rational investor. Mr Market seems to have a mind of his own and is willing to bet against you. Patience, backed by conviction, is the best way out.
Risk is defined as the uncertainty of an outcome—opportunity or threat—of actions and events. It is assessed as a combination of the likelihood of an eventuality, its impact, and the severity of damage caused. Women should take a life insurance policy at the earliest, especially because their longer life spans ensure that they pay a lesser premium compared with men.
Taking a loan to repay another is rarely a good idea—and is worse during recession. But there are ways out of the debt trap if you enforce self-discipline, says Priya Kapoor.
Experts are predicting that inflation will hit an all-time low. It is already down to 6.84% from 12.9% just four months ago. Is this a reason to celebrate? Rakesh Rai finds out.
From the inflation highs to the Sensex lows, from the searing interest rates to the freeze in liquidity, the past year featured some of the most jarring figures in financial history. Here are some numbers that must have made you think. Depression, recession, bear market... all have translated to job scares, a slowdown in demand and panic attacks. Here is a recap of the spillover effects of the ongoing economic imbroglio in the last fortnight, across the globe.
Analysts often refer to the support and resistance levels of stocks and indices. These are technical indicators based on the historical price trends. Here’s what the two terms mean.
ECS is a mode of electronic fund transfer from one bank account to another using the services of a clearing house. It is normally used for bulk or repetitive transfers. While ECS (credit) is used by institutions for distributing dividend, salary or pension, ECS (debit) is used by individuals.
From founding HCL to Techspan, and now, Headstrong, Arjun Malhotra has moved from strength to strength, exploiting every crisis to emerge an entrepreneur.
Ever since playing acquired the e-dimension, gaming has become a serious business. The fun remains intact, but the figures have bloated: the console gaming development market is expected to be worth Rs 260 crore by 2009.
Exploring dualties to make good investment decisions is a novel approach, but it takes a savvy global investor to practise it, says Tanvi Varma.
If you have grounded your vacation plans for fear of tumultuous times ahead—no pay hikes, no disposable cash—here is a way to get around it. You can trim your travel budget in several ways no matter where you are headed, says Sushmita Choudhury.
The search for a reliable astrologer led Hemang Arun Pandeet, 32, to start GaneshaSpeaks, an astro consulting Website. Forecasting fortunes has proved fortuitous for the Ahmedabad-based engineer.
Money Today has constantly endeavoured to bring stories that can help you save and spend smartly. You can also save and drive a hard bargain if you conduct your own survey of product prices at different vendors/locations before buying.
My investments are in a shambles. This is because I missed out all the bull runs since 1986, when I joined the profession. I have never invested in shares and mutual funds except once.
Heightened competition in the wash-care segment has helped keep the prices down. For consumers, there is choice at every price point.
With lower salary hikes and slow hiring predicted across sectors, pay for performance is set to be the norm for the new year.