- Most asset classes saw heightened volatility in 2011, reponding to global cues amid high inflation, corruption and concerns about policy paralysis. Here's the outlook for the year ahead for gold, silver, copper and crude oil.
Diversified equity funds performed badly in 2011 with average one-year return at -19%. However, debt funds came as a respite with average return on income funds at 8.6%. CICI Prudential Mutual Fund, in collaboration with MONEY TODAY, has been organising investor conferences, Investor Awareness Initiative-2011, in several cities to popularise this. Here are excerpts from the interactive session during the third such conference held in Bangalore. Religare Tax Plan mutual fund has outperformed its category average since inception.
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Amtek India is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of over 115%. Here are some technical tools used by experts to predict stock market trends. Stocks that have fallen the most due to rising interest rates may be ripe for a turnaround.
Now, you can report such scam offers to any of the 34 nodal agencies identified by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In 2011, real estate markets in India have seen wide variations in price movement of houses. Homes became more expensive in the Delhi-National Capital Region and Mumbai. Consumer credit reporting firm Equifax Credit Information Services has launched a new credit scoring system which offers credit scores for both consumers with credit history as well as those without any existing records (such as first-time borrowers). If the recommendations of a government-appointed committee on automated teller machines (ATMs) are accepted, besides dispensing notes, the machines may soon start accepting cash directly. India has maintained its position as the world's top recipient of officially recorded overseas remittances in 2011, according to the latest issue of the World Bank's Migration and Development Brief. This is the fourth consecutive year when India remains at the top of the chart. If you have investments across different mutual funds, you can now receive a consolidated account statement (CAS) instead of multiple statements from different fund houses. ICICI Bank along with Intuit, a global developer of business and personal finance management solutions, recently introduced 'Money Manager', a web-based solution for their customers to manage their finances effectively. As per the recently announced guidelines by the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda), insurers that have completed 10 years in the business will be allowed to raise capital from the market through initial public offerings (IPOs).
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Gold has been on an unstoppable rise, giving stupendous returns, as investors seek refuge in it from uncertain markets. One can take advantage of the relentless rise in gold prices by investing in gold equity funds.
As the economic condition becomes alarming and the demand for property wanes, those looking to buy a house can leverage the situation to get a good deal. Here's a guide on how to get the best price from property developers.
Here is a list of some of the investments and expenditures that qualify for exemptions/ deductions under various sections of the Income-tax Act.
A look at recent rulings which can affect you.
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I usually buy when the net asset value of a fund is low and exit when it's value is relatively high, just as with the stock market. Is that a prudent strategy for investing in mutual funds?
As most investment gurus advise, the best time to build a portfolio is when the general mood is pessimistic so that when things begin to look up once again, which they surely should at some point sooner or later, you will not be left ruing that you missed the bus.
I think it is better for the common investor to go for fixed-income securities, which are giving decent returns at present. In this context, your cover package, which gives the various options for investment in fixed-income instruments, was timely.
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