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Feb 28, 2013
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Mutual Fund Franklin India Bluechip has outperformed in the past 5 years

Franklin India Bluechip has outperformed in the past 5 years

Franklin India Bluechip has outperformed its benchmark in the past five years.

Banking sector funds have outperformed other categories

Banking sector funds outperformed other categories with average category return of 46 per cent during the year ended 15 January 2013.
Smart Spending Employers, lenders on high alert to prevent fraud, defaults

Employers, lenders on high alert to prevent fraud, defaults

Whether you are a loan applicant, an insurance buyer, a mobile phone user or a job seeker, lenders, insurance companies and employers may use your conduct to analyse the risk that you can pose to them.

Gadget reviews: HP Envy X2, Panasonic Lumix, HTC Droid DNA and more

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

Gadgets & Gizmos lists the top smartphones for up to Rs 15,000

With phones at the higher end pushing specs and pricing, the lower price segments have started packing in some power as well as decent specs.
Investment Tips to invest in companies embroiled in royalty payment problems

Tips to invest in companies embroiled in royalty payment problems

At a time India's economy is slowing and growth expectations are low, shareholders have become touchy about anything that lowers the earnings per share. One such area is royalty payments to parent companies based abroad.

Tips to find useful information hidden in company annual reports

A company's annual report is an ocean of information for investors. From financial figures to salaries of directors and CEOs, it has all the information an investor is likely to need. It also gives an account of how the company has performed in the preceding year and throws light on its future plans.

Why illiquid stocks may be good investment bets

Stock exchanges release a list of illiquid stocks every quarter based on criteria decided by them and the market regulator. Mutual funds hold a few illiquid stocks. These stocks, most of which are not tracked by brokerage houses due to low public float, may turn out to be multi-baggers in the coming years.

Tips to know your financial literacy quotient

Knowledge can make all the difference between financial success and failure. Knowing your cash flow and setting financial goals are the important indicators of being financially evolved. Here are some more tips to keep yourself financially safe and sound.

Bajaj Capital MD Rajiv Bajaj on what financial literacy means for investors

Rajiv Bajaj, vice chairman and managing director, Bajaj Capital, speaks on what financial literacy means for investors.
Stocks Asset classes to continue to perform well: Sandesh Kirkire

Asset classes to continue to perform well: Sandesh Kirkire

An increase in asset prices suggests that a majority of market proponents are betting that economic growth will improve this year, writes Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire.

Market watch: United Spirits among top gainers in past 6 months

United Spirits is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of 160 per cent.

Is it the right time to bet on sugar sector stocks?

The biggest problem for the sugar industry is the strict state control on every aspect of the business, right from the purchase price of sugarcane to how much each mill can sell in the open market. But analysts say that moves to decontrol the industry will improve the performances of sugar companies. 

Buying more shares in a falling market a good way to cover losses

Buying more shares when the market is falling is a good way to cover losses. Averaging works best when a company's fundamentals have not worsened but its stock is not doing well due to poor market sentiment or industry-specific conditions.
Banking Best banks to take home, auto, education loan from

Best banks to take home, auto, education loan 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.
Insurance Tips to insure your business against all possible losses

Tips to insure your business against all possible losses

Good businesses thrive on taking risk. It's the nature of earning a profit. However, it would be foolhardy not to take precautions when you should. Therefore, buying sufficient insurance is prudent, even for small ventures.

Traditional insurance plans may not serve your interests best

Insurers have started focussing on traditional plans, but these may not serve your interests best.
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 -
Travel Auto Bild shares tips to identify car trouble with different odour

Auto Bild shares tips to identify car trouble with different odour

We explain different odours that could help you identify a few common car troubles.
Perspective Irda to introduce common standards for health insurance plans

Irda to introduce common standards for health insurance plans

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) plans to introduce common standards to make it easy for consumers to choose between different health insurance plans.

A look at recent personal finance rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings in the personal finance space which can affect you -

Now avail tax benefits by investing in equities under RGESS

Investors entering the equities market this financial year can get tax deductions under the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS).

Interesting facts and figures you must note

72,889 complaints from bank customers were received in 2011-12 by the 15 Banking Ombudsman offices of the central bank across the country.

Markets in 20K range: Should investors cash in?

After two years, the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex closed above the 20,000 level on 18 January 2013. Is it sign of a new rally that will take the stock market to new highs this year?
Tax Tips to use tax-saving instruments and maximise returns

Tips to use tax-saving instruments and maximise returns

Planning for saving tax should start early in the year. However, it's still not too late to integrate tax-saving with long-term financial goals.

Account for losses in tax returns to lower tax liability

You can maximise income by properly accounting for losses while calculating your tax liability. Know the rules to ease your burden of losses.
Talk Back Money Today readers feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's personal finance coverage -
Editors Note Money Today Executive Editor on the need to understand your salary package

Money Today Executive Editor on the need to understand your salary package

There are many components in a salary package that are perhaps complicated. Money Today's February 2013 cover package tries to help you understand all of these, writes Sarbajeet K Sen.