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Talk Back Money Today readers write back to Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen

Money Today readers write back to Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen

Money Today readers write back to Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen and give their feedback on the articles of the magazine.
Investment Dynamic asset allocation could cut risks of mutual funds

Dynamic asset allocation could cut risks of mutual funds

A dynamic asset allocation approach seeks to lower the downside risk without much impact on upside returns.

Investing in other Asian countries could make you richer

Investing abroad, especially in other Asian countries, would have made you richer. We look at what the region offers.

Tips for getting higher returns from share trading

Share trading is a tough job fraught with dangers. Still, if the idea of making quick money attracts you, here are a few tips to help you on your way.

Tips for NRIs to invest in Indian mutual funds, stock market

Non-residents can invest in Indian mutual funds and equities by following a set of easy rules. Read here to know more.

Should you invest in gold, silver at current high prices?

Gold and silver have given solid returns during the last few months. We look at whether you should invest in these metals at current prices.
Real Estate Govt to confiscate benami properties, defaulters face jail term

Govt to confiscate benami properties, defaulters face jail term

Watch out, as a proposed law allows the government to confiscate benami properties and those involved in such deals face a jail term and a hefty fine.

Eco-friendly homes, though expensive, help save money in long run

Environment-friendly homes turn out to be a bit more expensive than traditional homes but help you save money in the long run.
Insight Best loan deals on offer from public, private lenders

Best loan deals on offer from public, private lenders

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

Bata India among best stocks in past 6 months

Bata India is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of 94 per cent.

Mirae mutual fund has outperformed ever since inception in 2008

Mirae Asset India Opportunities Fund has outperformed its category since inception in 2008.
Mutual Funds Volatile equity markets in 2011 hit long-term returns

Volatile equity markets in 2011 hit long-term returns

Volatile equity markets in 2011 have severely affected the long-term average returns of most equity funds, with no single category posting a double-digit growth.
Perspective Business leaders, experts on recent rulings in investor market

Business leaders, experts on recent rulings in investor market

"Standardisation (of health insurance plans) will help policy holders to understand the product. It will also help increase health insurance penetration," says Irda Chairman J Hari Narayan.

Interesting facts and trivia from the world of business

Interesting facts and trivia from the world of business.

Recent rulings in banking, insurance and personal finance sectors

A look at recent rulings from the banking, insurance and personal finance sectors which can affect you.

NSE launches derivative contracts of S&P 500, Dow Jones

The National Stock Exchange has launched derivative contracts of the world's most followed equity indices, the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average on August 29.

BofA Merill Lynch says RBI likely to halt rate hike

It is no surprise that the Reserve Bank of India increased the repo rate, for the twelfth time in a row, by 25 basis points from 8.0% to 8.25% with immediate effect.

Property prices rise, offer better returns than gold

According to data released by the National Housing Bank, house prices in metro and non-metro cities have shown a significant rise in the April-June 2011 quarter, with Bhopal posting the highest increase, with prices of homes surging by 46.4% in the June 2011 quarter. The annualised return from gold was 48%.

RBI recommends lifting penalty on pre-payment of loans

Repaying your loans before the deadline will soon become a no-brainer decision as the Reserve Bank of India has recommended removing any pre-payment penalty on floating rate loans.

Irda implements health insurance portability from October 1

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) has issued final guidelines on health insurance portability, which will come into force from October 1, 2011.
Smart Spending Auto Bild ranks best cars in Rs 8-18 lakh

Auto Bild ranks best cars in Rs 8-18 lakh

We give carenthusiasts their due and rate cars on how well they suit a driver, classified into six price categories. Here's the final part of the series

Reviews of the latest gadgets, cars to hit the market

Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Insurance Are convertible term plans viable savings options?

Are convertible term plans viable savings options?

Convertible term plans can be useful for those in their early stage of financial life and they do provide an element of flexibility. But are they viable savings tools for the long-run?

Choose nominee of insurance policy well to smoothen claims

Declaration of proper nomination in a life insurance policy guarantees smooth processing of claim. Here are some important facts you should keep in mind.
Careers Boss troubles at work? Quitting your job should be last option

Boss troubles at work? Quitting your job should be last option

A difficult boss could ruin the workplace for an employee. Even so, quitting and moving onto another job should be your last option, says Devashish Chakravarty.
Stocks Six index heavyweight stocks which offer long-term steady returns

Six index heavyweight stocks which offer long-term steady returns

We bring you six index heavyweight stocks that are capable of delivering steady returns in the long run.
Financial Planning Increase liquidity by taking low-rate loans on assets

Increase liquidity by taking low-rate loans on assets

Want money quick? Here are some ways through which you can increase liquidity. Here, we list assets against which you can take a loan at low rate.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your banking-, tax-, insurance-related queries

Money Today experts answer your banking-, tax-, insurance-related queries

I want to give a certain sum from my retirement benefits as an interest-free loan to my wife, who is a homemaker without any source of income. Will the interest be clubbed with my income, asks Romit Bhattacharya from Bangalore.
Editors Note Sarbajeet K Sen on why building a retirement corpus is important

Sarbajeet K Sen on why building a retirement corpus is important

Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen talks about the all too important need to build a retirement corpus for leading a secure life.