scorecardresearch

Cover Story

Mutual Fund Volatile sensex notwithstanding, mutual funds earn healthy returns

Volatile sensex notwithstanding, mutual funds earn healthy returns

Despite a swinging Sensex, the MONEY TODAY-Value Research Lifestage Portfolios have earned healthy returns and are recovering from the past losses.

Investors try out long-term products, pension funds popular choice

Investors are willing to lock-in their investments for a longer period in goal-based products such as pension funds.

Investors explore long-term investments in mutual funds

Mutual funds have woken up to the need for long-term investment solutions for investors as they line up goal-based schemes.
Insight Kwality Dairy top grossing stock in last five years

Kwality Dairy top grossing stock in last five years

Kwality Dairy proved to be one of the top grosser in the last five years with annual return of 163%.

Large-cap equity funds outperform mid-cap funds

Large-cap equity funds outperform mid-cap funds in average returns over long term even as infrastructure funds continue to generate negative returns in short term.

Taking a loan? Here are five best deals on offer

Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the five best deals each on offer from public and private sector lenders.

Tata Pure Equity Mutual Fund outperforms benchmark index

Tata Pure Equity Mutual Fund has outperformed its benchmark index and category in three of the past four years.
Perspective Banks to alert about all credit-, debit-card transactions

Banks to alert about all credit-, debit-card transactions

The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to put in place a system for providing online alerts for all card transactions irrespective of the amount.

Expert speak on stock markets, mutual funds, home loans

Before buying oil stocks investors should check global demand, inventory levels, geo-political issues, crude prices and gross refining margins of the companies, says Kotak Securities' Dipen Shah.

826 mn telephone subscribers in India as of Feb 2011

826 million was the number of telephone subscribers in India at the end of February 2011, a growth 2.5% over the previous month's figure of 806.13 million in January 2011.

Companies lure mutual fund investors with 'free' offers

If you thought rebating of commission, or mutual fund agents sharing part of the commission with clients, has come to an end after the entry load ban, you were wrong.

Recent rulings in banking, insurance sector to affect you

RBI has asked non-banking financial companies to strictly adhere to KYC norms and monitor transactions of their customers to ensure they are not being used as money mules.

RBI asks banks to track down inactive account holders

The central bank has decided to take this step as commercial banks have around 10 million inoperative accounts with unclaimed deposit of around Rs 1,700 crore.

Sachin Tendulkar highest insured cricketer in IPL-4

No records are beyond the reach of Little Master Sachin Tendulkar, who became the most highly insured cricketer in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League.

Irda hikes third party motor insurance premium by 10-65%

Irda has hiked third party motor insurance premium by 10-65% across private and commercial vehicles with effect from April 25. The review oof rates will now be done annually.

Another rate hike likely as March inflation shoots up to 8.98%

Contradicting all the projection of the central bank and government, headline inflation in March shot up to 8.98% as against February 8.31%.

Insurance policy can now be bought over phone

The insurance regulator Irda's new guidelines on telemarketing allow you to purchase life insurance policies without filling any form or signing any document.
Commodities NCDEX CEO & MD on investor expecations from stock markets

NCDEX CEO & MD on investor expecations from stock markets

R. Ramaseshan, MD & CEO, NCDEX, talks to Rahul Oberoi about commodities trading in India and what investors can expect from the Indian markets.

Invest in gold, silver to stabilise your investment portfolio

Silver is typically more volatile than gold. During crisis years, such as 2008, gold outperformed silver. However, during recovery periods silver tends to outperform gold as industrial demand pick up and investments pour in.

Investors can bank on base metals to give good returns

Like precious metals, base metals too can give good returns to investors if the timing is right.
Technology Online merchants worry as govt enacts anti-fraud measures

Online merchants worry as govt enacts anti-fraud measures

An anti-fraud measure has online merchants fuming over a decrease in mobile payments and customers greatly inconvenienced.

Internet fraud catches scamsters fancy as online data brings money

As in real life, there is money in online data. Be warned, everything from your bank to your Facebook account is a target on the information highway.
Smart Spending Child's insurance, education prime concerns for parents: Survey

Child's insurance, education prime concerns for parents: Survey

A survey conducted by IMRB for Aviva throws up insights into the concerns and aspirations of young parents regarding their child's education.

Latest gadgets on offer at value for money

Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Real Estate Prices of commercial properties to rise on economic growth

Prices of commercial properties to rise on economic growth

Economic growth is expected to drive prices of commercial spaces, which are still moderate while valuations of residential properties have surged.
Careers Communicating well can bring success at workplace

Communicating well can bring success at workplace

Communication at the workplace is imperative to career advancement. Knowing how to say what you want to say could open the right doors for you, says Devashish Chakravarty.
Investment Algorithm trading can help make gains in stock markets

Algorithm trading can help make gains in stock markets

An algorithm is a list of defined instructions for calculation, data processing or automated reasoning.

Infra bonds stand to gain post Budget 2011-12

The union budget for 2011-12 is set to give fresh impetus to infrastructure. We tell you how to look at investing in companies in this space.

M&As throw up investment options, dangers remain

M&As may appear to throw up attractive investment options. However, there are dangers and only a long-term investor may stand to gain.

Is investing in oil stocks safe post Arab crisis?

Stocks of petroleum companies are trading at cheaper valuations in the aftermath of the upheaval in the Arab world. Is it safe to invest in them?

Futures and Options help build your investment portfolio

As volumes on the Indian equity derivatives market rise, here is a lowdown on how the futures and options segment can help you build your portfolio.

Diversify your portfolio by investing in stamps

Keith Heddle, Investment Director, Stanley Gibbons, tells Chandralekha Mukerji, in an e-mail interview, why it is a good time to diversify your portfolio through stamps.

Invest in stamps if looking for new options

Hobbies can turn into serious business. In the first article of a series on alternative investments, we look at philately.
Real Estate New rules asks real estate developers to mention more details in brochures

New rules asks real estate developers to mention more details in brochures

Real estate developers will now have to mention carpet area along with super built-up area in their brochures and sale agreement.
Last Word More Anna Hazare's, Jan Lokpal Bill will ensure corruption free future

More Anna Hazare's, Jan Lokpal Bill will ensure corruption free future

The proposed Jan Lokpal Bill seems to be the first step towards ensuring that future generations inherit a cleaner country that provides greater opportunities for wealth creation and a better life.
Talk Back Readers write in to Money Today editor

Readers write in to Money Today editor

The cover story (Who Will Blink First, April 2011) justifiably says that equities, as an asset class, provide the highest returns compared with other investments, writes Antony Dias from Goa.
Financial Planning Financial Planning board chairman on greater investor awareness

Financial Planning board chairman on greater investor awareness

In an interview with Sarbajeet K Sen, the first in his new capacity at Financial Planning Standards Board of India, Dhirendra Swarup highlights the need for greater investor literacy.
Insurance M Ramadoss on what is ailing home insurance sector

M Ramadoss on what is ailing home insurance sector

M Ramadoss, Chairman and MD, New India Assurance, tells Sarbajeet K Sen what is ailing the home insurance sector.

Getting your house insured is becoming increasingly important

People work hard, save meticulously and plan carefully to buy a home, but what most of them forget or ignore is to insure it. Make sure you do not make this mistake and your home is well-protected.
Editors Note Concept of philanthropy still alien to Indians

Concept of philanthropy still alien to Indians

For most Indians, the wealth that is created during their lifetime, or inherited from previous generations, is only meant to be passed on to their heirs after death.
Query Corner Your financial queries answered

Your financial queries answered

I am planning to quit my job of 8 years and start a business. Should I withdraw the money from the Employees' Provident Fund account and invest it, asks Shrihari Udupa.