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Dec 01, 2012
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Mutual Fund Returns from banking funds touch 25 per cent in past year

Returns from banking funds touch 25 per cent in past year

Banking funds continue to outperform others as their average return in the past one year touched 25 per cent, even outshining gold ETFs.

Money Today model fund portfolios fare well on Sept quarter earnings

All the top sectors where the four Money Today model fund portfolios have their money fared well, thanks to the September quarter results of companies giving some direction to the market.

Mutual fund watch: HDFC TOP 200 has outperformed its category in past 5 years

HDFC TOP 200 has outperformed its category in the past five years.

Growth could take precedence over inflation for RBI to soften policy stance

The performance of the economy continues to decline. Growth could take precedence over all other issues and it is inevitable to see a softening policy bias from the Reserve Bank of India, says Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire.

Mutual funds rejigging portfolios: What's in, what's out

Mutual funds are churning portfolios after the economic reforms announced by the government in September and October. Since mutual funds manage huge money, it helps to know where they are investing, which shows their outlook on various sectors and stocks.

How mutual funds launched before 2000 are performing

As the year comes to a close, we look at the recent performance of some mutual fund schemes launched in the 1990s. While some of these funds continue to be high on the ratings chart, some have shown a fall in performance of late.
Travel Tips to driving safe and preventing accidents on the road

Tips to driving safe and preventing accidents on the road

Defensive driving ensures that everyone on the road has a safe journey. Here is a list of a few simple, yet essential, defensive driving tips to ensure a stress-free trip.
Perspective FDs, FMPs may good option as inflation, IIP decline

FDs, FMPs may good option as inflation, IIP decline

The Reserve Bank of India's moves since the beginning of the calendar year signal a soft interest rate scenario, but actual rate cuts may be some time away. Inflation is still a concern. How does all this affect you as an investor?

The easy way of trading in gold and silver

You can buy small quantities of the precious metals in physical format using this online trading platform for bullion.

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you.

Invest in tax-free bonds to get higher post-tax returns

By March 2013, 10 government-owned infrastructure companies would issue Rs 53,500-crore worth of tax-free bonds. As interest earned from these bonds would not be taxed, investors would earn a better post-tax return than from bank fixed deposits.

Income tax department upgrades its e-filing website

The income tax department has upgraded its e-filing website with a better look and more features.

Expense ratio hike eating into your mutual fund portfolio

The Securities and Exchange Board of India had earlier this year allowed mutual funds to increase the expense ratio by 0.20 percentage point for all investors and another 0.30 percentage point for investors in specified small towns.
Insurance Religare Health Insurance CEO on the group's new projects and more

Religare Health Insurance CEO on the group's new projects and more

Anuj Gulati, MD and CEO, Religare Health Insurance, talks to Chandralekha Mukerji and Dipak Mondal about the group's foray into the sector and some proposed regulatory changes.

Change in rules prompt insurers to innovate and get investors back to Ulips

Earlier, unit-linked insurance plans were being surrendered before maturity. After the change in rules, Ulips are not finding takers.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries -
Smart Spending Gadget review: Samsung Galaxy camera, Fujitsu Lifebook U772, Sony Xperia Tipo

Gadget review: Samsung Galaxy camera, Fujitsu Lifebook U772, Sony Xperia Tipo

Sam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that offer value for money -

Budget-buys: Best laptops for under Rs 35,000

The buzz these days is all about Ultrabooks. But not everyone can afford to spend Rs 50,000 or more to buy one. Most first-time buyers would have a budget of under Rs 35,000. Here's a list of the best budget-buys:
Real Estate Realty prices in cities that saw most changes in the past 8 months

Realty prices in cities that saw most changes in the past 8 months

Here are the prices of residential apartments at locations that witnessed maximum change in valuation during the past eight months in some major cities -

Realty watch: How to decide between buying a plot and a house

Buying a property is tough. As if saving money for the goal isn't arduous enough, you have to rack your brain to decide what to buy - an apartment or a built-up house or a plot.

How to get most out of your realty investments

When you invest in a built-up property to earn regular income, there is no need to worry about exiting. But when your aim is capital gain, timing the sale is the key to good returns. Here are some factors that you must look at to get the most out of your property investments.
Company Stock Stock watch: Karnataka Bank among top gainers in past six months

Stock watch: Karnataka Bank among top gainers in past six months

Karnataka Bank is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 84 per cent.
Banking Best banks to take home, auto, education loans from

Best banks to take home, auto, education loans from

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 -
Careers Tips to motivate yourself and excel at workplace

Tips to motivate yourself and excel at workplace

Your satisfaction with your work is far too important to be ignored. Motivation is the cornerstone of satisfaction and it is within reach and success is a common side effect of a motivated worker.
Technology Entrepreneurs turn to internet to make profit from existing business models

Entrepreneurs turn to internet to make profit from existing business models

The entrepreneurial bug is catching a growing number of Indian professionals despite the absence of a very favourable start-up ecosystem in the country. Web is helping entrepreneurs refurbish existing business models and make a decent profit.
Stocks Reform of subsidy system bodes well for fertiliser sector stocks

Reform of subsidy system bodes well for fertiliser sector stocks

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved a urea investment policy that is likely to incentivise fertiliser firms to set up new plants and expand existing capacity. We take a look at a few fertiliser stocks that you can bet on.

ETF of PSU firms may be heavy on energy, power and banking sectors

The government is planning to launch an exchange-traded fund, or ETF, comprising government-owned listed companies, to pare stakes in public sector undertakings.

IPOs trading below issue price are good picks in current market

The stocks on which experts are positive include VA Tech Wabag, Bajaj Corp, IL&FS Transportation Networks, United Bank of India, Oberoi Realty, Man InfraConstruction, Hathway Cable & Datacom and MOIL.
Investment Investment: How to assess funds that just entered the market

Investment: How to assess funds that just entered the market

There are ways to assess funds that have been in existence for just a few years. The fund's comparison with peers over one year can give a picture about its performance, though planners say one year is too short a period to judge a scheme.
Talk Back Money Today readers feedback on magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers feedback on magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor on what ails National Pension System

Money Today Executive Editor on what ails National Pension System

Although more than three and a half years have passed since the National Pension System (NPS) was thrown open to all citizens in May 2009, it is still struggling to attract investors seeking to set aside money for old-age income security.