- Karvy Capital Chief Investment Officer Swapnil Pawar says equity investing is rewarding in the long term. However, the short-term volatility can create obstacles to wealth-building.
- Bombay Stock Exchange CEO and MD Ashish Chauhan tells Money Today India's stock markets are a lot safer now compared to 20 years ago.
- Experts say there are many reasons to keep the faith in Indian stocks. The longterm outlook, they say, is bright, if not outright spectacular.
- Markets seem to have again entered a phase of vertigo. The psychological fear of "height" is acting as a resistance to any meaningful progress past the 20,000 levels, writes Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire.
- The weak currency has partly offset the benefits which we could have reaped from lower prices of essential and other agriculture commodities in the international markets, writes Nirmal Bang Commodities' Kunal Shah.
- With the rupee trading just below 61 to a dollar, things are not hunky-dory for Indian markets-both debt and equity. The Indian currency's fall necessitates a change in the investment strategy. Here is how you can go about it.
- Include stocks in the sectors that might gain from the rupee's fall. These include pharmaceutical and information technology that earn a big part of their revenues in dollars.
Storing car for long period? Here's how to keep it in running positionIf you plan to leave your car unused for a considerable period, follow these steps to keep the vehicle in running condition.
Mutual Fund watch: Axis Long-Term Equity has outperformed its categoryAxis Long-Term Equity has outperformed its category since inception.
Gold ETFs showed a decline of 10.5% in average price over past yearGold continues to remain a drag on investors' portfolio as Gold ETFs showed a decline of 10.5% in average price over the past one year.
Should you invest in close-ended funds which take bets on smaller companies?The bruising fall in shares of mid- and small-size companies means they are now available at low valuations. Mutual fund managers say this is an excellent opportunity for investors to lock-in money in good small- and mid-cap stocks.
Money Today experts answer personal finance queriesMoney Today experts answer personal finance queries on tax, banking, investment and more.
Start-ups challenge biggies in online payment gateway segmentGateways need to make adjustments to cater to new modes of online payments, and start-ups have been quick off the mark doing so.
7 tech problems you can solve your ownThere are technological problems that have become a part of our lives and we have adjusted to live with these, but some of them can be solved within minutes.
Best banks to take home, education and car loans fromAre you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given here are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
How impairment charges can affect a company's stock priceCompanies opt for impairment when the value of assets/goodwill on their books is no longer fully recoverable. This reduces the company's net worth or book value. The net profit, too, is adversely affected in the year the charge is made.
Stocks of companies recasting debt can give stellar returnsExperts say, in the near term, investors are not likely to get anything out of the company going for debt recast. However, if they have a longer holding period of, say, three to five years, some companies can reward investors handsomely after restructuring.
Fund managers see no improvement in investment climate over coming monthsThe second Business Today-Morningstar Asset Allocation Survey survey, for the July-to-September quarter, polled 11 fund managers on the outlook for the Indian economy and markets.
Invest carefully in farm commodities if Met's rain forecast holdsThough a normal monsoon will be good for the output of soybean, cotton, sugarcane and castor seed, and their by-products, but returns from these farm commodities that trade on exchanges will be lower this year.
Stock watch: Zydus Wellness among top gainers in the past six monthsZydus Wellness is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 40 per cent.
How to file claims for missing persons, losses suffered in natural calamitiesIn insurance parlance, a natural calamity that leads to losses such as in the recent floods in Uttarkhand are called 'Acts of God'. The claims procedure can be complicated as policy documents may not available in most cases and there may be no proof of death.
Indians are becoming more receptive to financial planning: Ameriprise FinancialAmeriprise Financial Inc President (Financial Planning and Wealth Strategies) Kim M Sharan and Ameriprise India Advisory Services COO Kapil Narang talk about the growing awareness about long-term financial planning in India.
How online applications can help manage your finances betterThere are multiple options, ranging from a simple online accounts book to smart applications that will update your balance sheet based on bank and trading accounts statements integrated with the app.
Are co-branded properties a good investment option?Developers are becoming savvy about brands. In a bid to boost the value of their properties, they are tying up with brands such as Disney, Swarovski and Armani. Investing in such projects is not a bad idea.
Selling groceries online is catching up in IndiaBuyers are now quite comfortable ordering apparel, shoes, electronics, among others, online. With improving comfort with online payments, selling groceries online has become relatively easy. Selling groceries online can open up a sales avenue for retailers at little extra cost.
Product watch: Lenovo K900, Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8, Verito Vibe and moreSam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Investors should ride out volatile cycles to register gains, says Money Today Executive EditorEquity investment is a long-term game and investors have to ride out the cycles to register meaningful gains.
Money Today readers feedback on coverage of personal finance sectorMoney Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector.
Taxman should pay for refund delays, rules CBDTA taxpayer should not be denied interest on refunds unless the delay is caused by the assessee's fault, says a recent directive from the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Irda amends health insurance standardisation normsJust a couple of days after standardisation guidelines for the health insurance sector became effective, sector regulator Irda announced some amendments on July 3, 2013.
Sebi comes to investors' rescue with more powers on weeding out ponzi schemesIn a bid to curb the menace of Ponzi schemes and protect investors, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), which regulates the Indian capital market, has been granted more powers.
Rupee volatility: More liquidity tightening measures expected from RBIFacing the tough task of bolstering the rupee's valuation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised the market on July 15 with multiple measures.