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Nov 30, 2012
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Mutual Fund Average one-year return from banking funds up at 18.16 per cent

Average one-year return from banking funds up at 18.16 per cent

Banking stocks have seen a sharp jump in the past one month with average one-year return from banking funds going up from 7.36 per cent to 18.16 per cent.

Quantum Long Term Equity Fund has outperformed category in past 4 years

Quantum long term equity scheme outperformed its category in the past four years.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your queries related to the personal finance sector -
Perspective How online sources of information are influencing financial buys

How online sources of information are influencing financial buys

Online sources of information are changing the way consumers buy financial products.

Economic weather takes a toll on wealth of households

Rough economic weather has taken a toll on the wealth of households across the globe, including India. Between mid-2011 and mid-2012, the wealth of Indian households has gone down by $700 billion (around Rs 35 lakh crore).

Government clear a Bill that allows for FDI in pension, reforms

Reforms are the flavour of the season. The insurance sector is no exception. Its long-pending demand for raising the foreign direct investment (FDI) limit may be fulfilled.

Using Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme to optimise returns

Equities have been a recommended investment for those looking for high returns. If you haven't started investing in stocks yet, it might be a good time to start with small amounts.

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you
Careers Career: How to manage your rapport with your seniors at work

Career: How to manage your rapport with your seniors at work

Your boss deserves respect and empathy just as much as the next person. Invest in your relationship with your manager as you would in any other critical professional one, be it with clients, co-workers or subordinates.
Insurance Auto Bild lists Top 10 websites to apply for car insurance on

Auto Bild lists Top 10 websites to apply for car insurance on

Tough competition among insurers has resulted in improved services and you don't even have to be physically present at their offices anymore. Auto Bild lists ten websites and the services they offer online.
Banking Best deals for loans with private and PSU lenders

Best deals for loans with private and PSU 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.

Tips to manage your education loan burden

While taking an education loan is easy, paying back requires careful planning. Student borrowers get many relaxations which can be used to make the repayment smoother.
Stocks Stock watch: Amara Raja Batteries among top gainers in past 6 months

Stock watch: Amara Raja Batteries among top gainers in past 6 months

Amara Raja Batteries is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 45 per cent.

Company guidance gives vital clues about where it is headed

While big technology companies such as Infosys and Wipro give earnings guidance, some like Larsen & Toubro give revenue estimates. Some auto companies guide for sales while pharmaceutical companies give guidance on revenue growth. Banks provide estimates of credit growth.
Technology 10 things your smartphone can replace

10 things your smartphone can replace

Accelerated development of smartphone hardware has made dents across industries, prompting manufacturers of cameras, radios, music players, navigators and even computers to innovate to stay relevant.
Smart Spending Gadgets reviews: Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Apple iPhone 5 and more

Gadgets reviews: Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Apple iPhone 5 and more

Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money
Real Estate Real estate: Tests to know the construction quality of your house

Real estate: Tests to know the construction quality of your house

Here are a few simple tests to know the construction quality of your house.

Tracker: How property prices peaked in India's 4 metros in past 6 months

Here are the prices of residential apartments at locations that witnessed maximum jumps in valuation during the past six months in some major cities.

Retail FDI: Why small investors have little to benefit from

India's retail sector is poised to get big money with the government allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retailing. Does it make sense for a small investor to buy a shop in a mall?
Investment Mutual funds with unique investing strategies give good returns but are high risk

Mutual funds with unique investing strategies give good returns but are high risk

Struggling to catch attention, Indian fund houses have come out with a number of unique products. While uniqueness captures attention, can it ensure higher returns as well?

How to choose the best financial planner

A financial plan is only as good as the adviser who draws it up. So ensure your financial security is his only motivation.
Talk Back Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage -
Tax Tips on lowering tax liability arising out of profit made by selling a property

Tips on lowering tax liability arising out of profit made by selling a property

While real estate can give good returns, it can also mean a hefty tax outgo. Irrespective of how the property has been acquired, the taxman looks at each and every real estate transaction.
Commodities Industrial metals likely to give good returns over the next few months

Industrial metals likely to give good returns over the next few months

The industrial metal pack - lead, tin, zinc, nickel, copper, aluminium and iron ore - which trade on the Multi Commodity Exchange, returned 11 per cent between August 16 and September 22, as against a negative 4 per cent return this year till August 14.
Savings Why building an emergency fund is a must in today's times

Why building an emergency fund is a must in today's times

Build a fund that can be used in times of emergencies such as job loss and unexpected medical situations. While building an emergency fund, the two important things to be kept in mind are the amount required and the investment options.
Editors Note Aroon Purie on Money Today's growing following as preferred personal finance magazine

Aroon Purie on Money Today's growing following as preferred personal finance magazine

This issue of MONEY TODAY marks the completion of six years of our relationship as your preferred source of honest and unbiased advice on managing your money, writes Editor-in-chief Aroon Purie.