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  • Don't lose out to the beast. Here's how you can be a winner by learning a few tricks from short-term investors, technical analysts and day traders.Time to be fearful, not greedy Strong enough to survive How to make money, today All in a day's work
  • Tempted by volatility in the market, Dipen Sheth decides to take a slightly different path as he short sells some stocks in the Wealth Zoom portfolio.
  • The life and profits of a day trader can be as volatile as the markets he tracks. Technical analyst Nooresh Merani says that it's practically a 24-hour job, which requires a combination of science and intuition - and a continuous evaluation of the trading style.
May 14, 2009
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Mutual Fund Top funds biggest losers in slowdown

Top funds biggest losers in slowdown

We show you how the fortunes of funds can change drastically. If you compare the one-month returns with those delivered over the past year, you can see that the top funds were also the biggest losers when the markets fell.

Growth phase

Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund is the asset management wing of the Kotak group and is more than 10 years old. The fund house was a corporate and debt player till 2004, when it became aggressive in the retail and equity space.

Funding a loan

No matter how well you plan your finances, an emergency can throw them in a disarray.

Choose your trigger

The Money Today-Plexus Management new fund evaluation analyses the ICICI Prudential Target Returns Fund.
Insight Why dividends can't be taken for granted

Why dividends can't be taken for granted

The dividend is paid out of a company's earnings. If its profits drop, the company may not be able to pay a high dividend.

Stock watch for March 20 to April 21, 2009

Here's a look at how the stock markets fared between March 20 to April 21, 2009
Technology Be safe, not sorry

Be safe, not sorry

If the fear of losing valuables is costing you your sleep, wake up to the convenience of safety gadgets. Some are expensive, but worth the peace of mind they ensure.
Smart Spending Bundled temptation

Bundled temptation

Beware of a combo deal. It could benefit the retailer more than the customer.
Query Corner How many houses can be treated as self-occupied from I-T point of view?

How many houses can be treated as self-occupied from I-T point of view?

As per the Income Tax Act, only one house under the possession of the assessee can be treated as self-occupied.
Real Estate Net gains for realty buyers

Net gains for realty buyers

Home buyers are banding together and using virtual tools like the Net to pressure builders into accepting their demands.
Sector Scenario Time to be fearful, not greedy

Time to be fearful, not greedy

Though metal and realty sectors have shown a recent rally, it is not advisable to buy them yet. Here's why you should wait before picking them up.
Portfolio Doctor A structured approach

A structured approach

Delhi-based Arvind Sharma has built a good foundation for his portfolio. Now, he must maximise the returns from his income.
Upfront False security

False security

The inflation that makes its way to the headlines of newspapers and political campaigns is the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). But this is not the index that affects you.
In this MT Issue Investing in the election IPO

Investing in the election IPO

Some of the promises made by political parties affect your pocket. Here's a look at the feasibility of these pledges.
My Idea Power of paws

Power of paws

Set up by Rohini Fernandes, 27, and Radhika Nair, 26, the Animal Angels Foundation deploys the therapeutic ability of animals to help cure people.
BASICS Score better credit

Score better credit

With RBI approving in principle to three more credit bureaus, including High Mark and Equifax, credit reports are back in the news.
Talk Back Is a teen's signature considered valid by banks?

Is a teen's signature considered valid by banks?

A teenager can write a cheque, but it must be countersigned by a parent.
Editors Note From the Executive Editor

From the Executive Editor

Most of us shy away from stocks during a downturn, even though it is sometimes possible to earn higher returns if one invests in a falling market.
Insurance Online edge

Online edge

Insurance portals help you compare policies from various insurers and buy without the added cost of an agent.

Review your cover

The need for life insurance varies for women depending on whether they are single, married or working with kids. Here's when you should reconsider upgrading your cover.
New Business Expanding vistas

Expanding vistas

After two successful ventures, Krishnan Ganesh launched TutorVista, an online teaching service. His success recipe is to keep it simple.
Expert View How to make money, today

How to make money, today

The world's consumption engine (the US) and its production counterpart (China) are running out of steam, while the rest of the world slides further into the abyss.

Strong enough to survive

Indian equity markets seem to be attractively valued, considering the historical ranges and growth potential.
Books Beautiful minds

Beautiful minds

The book provides an insight into the strategies of the world's most successful investors. But pick it up only if you are a long-term investor.
Banking What should a depositor do if the non-banking financial company or chit fund he has put his money in disappears or if RBI clamps down on it?

What should a depositor do if the non-banking financial company or chit fund he has put his money in disappears or if RBI clamps down on it?

The bad news is that the Reserve Bank of India does not guarantee your deposit in non-banking financial establishments (NBFEs).