IPO grading is not a recommendation to buy shares of companies that have been graded but a comment on the fundamentals of the firm.
Spotting multi-baggers is no doubt a herculean task for the retail investor. The best strategy is to stay invested in stocks with sound fundamentals.
Pankaj Pandey, Head of Research, ICICIdirect, tells Rahul Oberoi that it is important to stick to companies that give consistent results over 6-7 years.
The current stock market volatility has changed nothing for those who believe in the maxim that the bulls prevail over the bears in the long run.
Are you closely watching the stock indices and waiting for some
direction to emerge that would help you to decide when to take the next
plunge or press the sell button?
Bimal Jalan, who chaired the committee on market infrastructure institutions (MIIs), talks to Sarbajeet K. Sen on what the panel's report means for investors.
Short-term investors, chasing listing gains, often ignore IPO grades. But investors looking for sustainable long-term returns should not do so.
Planning to go IPO hunting this year? Here are some tips to make sure that you are not handed a raw deal by the IPO-issuing company.
Raj Bhatt, Vice-chairman and CEO, Elara Capital Plc, tells Rahul Oberoi what investors can expect post the Union Budget and which sectors are looking good.
Speculation, hope, fear, and greed - Graham has very effectively summarised the ailments that stock market investors suffer from. Here are the eight common mistakes to avoid. Investors who have been unable to invest in gold exchange-traded funds
(ETFs) due to lack of a demat account or found investment thresholds
high can now benefit from the growth in gold prices.
Reining in Inflation From a low of 4.75% in 2010, the repo rate has been increased by 2 percentage points to 6.75% and the reverse repo rate by 2.5 percentage points, from 3.25% to 5.75%.
Quotes 'It is not too tough to find multibaggers. You can find such stocks by
careful analysis of the market. Current valuations and future prospects
should be the guiding factors,' says Sudip Bandyopadhyay, president, Destimoney Securities.
Trivia and Telling Figures 38 lakh mobile subscribers have submitted their requests for porting
their mobile number to different service providers till February. The
facility was introduced in India on 20 January 2011.
Under Irda Watch To make online information more reliable, the Insurance Regulatory and
Development Authority (Irda) will soon be regulating the online
insurance information providers.
All that Glitters... Concerns over the global security and political situation may push gold to new highs in the next couple of quarters.
Motor Premium: Driving North Insurers are planning to increase the premium for motor insurance policies after Irda recently asked general insurance companies to maintain a minimum reserve of 150% for compensating the victims of road accidents.
Regulator Watch A look at the recent rulings from tax, banking, markets and insurance sectors that can affect you.
I-T dept not to scan small taxpayers, senior citizens In an attempt to streamline the procedure of income-tax scrutiny, the
income tax department has said that returns filed by small taxpayers and
senior citizens will not be brought under the scanner without
substantial information. Pranab Mukerjee's decision to impose a 5 per cent service tax on healthcare
services has been promptly called a 'no-ball' by observers. Metal companies have done well in the past five years, with three among the top 10.
Average returns on mutual funds fall on volatile market Equity market volatility has started having an effect on short-term performance of equity funds with 1-year average returns falling below 6% across categories.
Reliable Wager :UTI Equity MF UTI Equity Mutual Fund has outperformed its benchmark index and its category in the past three years. Are education loans (Lessons on Credit, February 2011) available for
part-time or correspondence courses and is the student's age a major
consideration while applying? - HEMA PRAKASH, e-mail
We rate all the cars currently available in the market to help you choose the one that suits your budget and requirements.
New gadgets in the market that offer value for money. Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money. Prices of some commodities are expected to take a knock in the long run due to the finance minister's budget proposals for 2011-12. The Budget often changes the investing arena and offers an opportunity to review your portfolio. A few experts tell Rahul Oberoi their recommendations. With instability on both domestic and global fronts, MONEY TODAY-Value Research Lifestage Model Fund Portfolios have suffered of late, but the future appears positive. Interest rates on home loans have been climbing for some time now. Here are a few tips for existing and potential borrowers to scout for the best deal. If you are being poached, ensure that the differences in resources and leadership will not hamper your ability to deliver at the new workplace, says Devashish Chakravarty. What is the time-frame within which the
income tax (I-T) department can audit my financials or question me, asks Milind Dovhal from Bengaluru. Fixed income instruments offer steady returns during periods of volatility in other asset classes. Do you have a small budget for your next vacations? Here are some of our suggested destinations for unlimited fun.
Fantasy lands within your budget You've always wanted to visit the great amusement marvels in Florida and California but it's more than a tad over your budget. Well, consider these ones closer home.
Insure yourself when going on a holiday Travel insurance should not be viewed as an avoidable expenditure since it is essential to insure against exigencies while on a trip.
Cash or Card? Don't flout the forex law on your overseas trip. Have a judicious mix of payment options with you.
Saving on Calls With affordable international calling plans, stay connected without amassing a huge phone bill.
Tips to plan a holiday within your budget A holiday can be an expensive affair but a little bit of homework can help you cut down costs and enjoy a stress-free vacation. Mr Das, my neighbour and a cricket enthusiast, summed up the Budget most
aptly in the style of commentators so visible this World Cup. So,
here's what he had to say, says Sonu Iyer, tax partner, Ernst & Young. Stock markets have minds of their own and can surprise anyone. During
good times equity markets can be the biggest creators of wealth. But, at
times, the tectonic shifts below the market surface can have deadly
repercussions and cause unimaginable damage.
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