In the first part of a sub-series on negotiation, Devashish Chakravarty suggests ways to reach a mutually beneficial agreement with clients or vendors outside the organisation. The rise in the indices should not be any cause for concern. The Indian market is not overvalued as of now, so don't sell (your stocks) in a hurry. While restructuring your portfolio, redefine your financial goals and draw a plan based on your life stage. Asset allocation is an important aspect of the rebalancing exercise. A catastrophic decline is not envisaged and it will be a stockpicker's market in the future as valuations seem high. A simple approach would be to invest via a systematic investment plan.
Small- and mid-cap funds have been outperformers in the past one year, but this should not make them the mainstay of your fund portfolio. Despite a healthy growth since launch, the MONEY TODAY-Value Research Lifestage Portfolios' asset allocation remains within limit, thus controlling risk. With the stock market touching a high, it is time to rejig your mutual fund portfolio and organise your asset allocation to suit your risk profile. Here's how to go about it.
Deposit rates are poised to go up. Tanvi Varma tells you what this means for your debt investments and how you can get the best returns without much risk. Credit/debit cards help you dispense with wads of cash, while reward points add to their attraction. What detracts from their appeal, however, is the increasing incidence of fraud.
The new Direct Taxes Code and the Goods and Services Tax, both of which are set to transform the direct and indirect tax structure.
If you know how to maintain your car, it will go a long way in paring down repair costs and increasing its resale value. Here are some simple pointers to enhance your car's upkeep. Sam Abraham reviews new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Trading in futures can help investors make big profits, but it is also fraught with risk. Here is a glossary to help you understand this derivative tool.
Welcome the new year in style by foregoing the frumpy parties for these offbeat destinations in India and abroad. Cheaper than the crowded hotspots, they also offer unique sensory experiences.
From where can I buy infrastructure and Nabard bonds in order to save tax? What are the benefits and tax implications of purchasing these bonds?
The stock market is dangerously close to the January 2008 highs. Find out whether you should buy, hold or sell your stocks at this juncture.
In the concluding part of the series on celebrity investors' strategies, Sameer Bhardwaj tests James O'Shaughnessy's method of picking large-cap winners. The market is looking full priced at this level. However, there are still some pockets of opportunities. Here's how to spot them.
Citius, Altius, Fortius' could well be the rallying cry of the rupee as it rises swiftly, touches new highs and becomes stronger against the dollar.
A massive influx of FII money in recent months has taken the Sensex close to its 2008 high. In September this year alone, FIIs pumped in Rs 29,195 crore into the equity markets.
As benchmark indices move closer to their historic highs, investors are booking profits, with equity mutual funds witnessing a net outflow of Rs 7,011 crore in September.
Here are some free web applications that can help improve your productivity by pruning out work warts and reducing security concerns.
The world of investing has seen the best of times and the worst of times since MONEY TODAY was launched four years ago. The economy went through one of its finest phases but also suffered one of its worst hiccups.