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Aug 31, 2013
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Travel Storing car for long period? Here's how to keep it in running position

Storing car for long period? Here's how to keep it in running position

If you plan to leave your car unused for a considerable period, follow these steps to keep the vehicle in running condition.
Mutual Fund Mutual Fund watch: Axis Long-Term Equity has outperformed its category

Mutual Fund watch: Axis Long-Term Equity has outperformed its category

Axis Long-Term Equity has outperformed its category since inception.

Gold ETFs showed a decline of 10.5% in average price over past year

Gold 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.
Query Corner Money Today experts answer personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer personal finance queries on tax, banking, investment and more.
Technology Start-ups challenge biggies in online payment gateway segment

Start-ups challenge biggies in online payment gateway segment

Gateways 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 own

There 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.
Banking Best banks to take home, education and car loans from

Best banks to take home, education and car loans from

Are 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.
Investment How impairment charges can affect a company's stock price

How impairment charges can affect a company's stock price

Companies 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 returns

Experts 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 months

The 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.
Commodities Invest carefully in farm commodities if Met's rain forecast holds

Invest carefully in farm commodities if Met's rain forecast holds

Though 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.
Stocks Stock watch: Zydus Wellness among top gainers in the past six months

Stock watch: Zydus Wellness among top gainers in the past six months

Zydus Wellness is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 40 per cent.
Insurance How to file claims for missing persons, losses suffered in natural calamities

How to file claims for missing persons, losses suffered in natural calamities

In 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.
Financial Planning Indians are becoming more receptive to financial planning: Ameriprise Financial

Indians are becoming more receptive to financial planning: Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise 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 better

There 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.
Real Estate Are co-branded properties a good investment option?

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.
Smart Spending Selling groceries online is catching up in India

Selling groceries online is catching up in India

Buyers 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 more

Sam Abraham introduces new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Editors Note Investors should ride out volatile cycles to register gains, says Money Today Executive Editor

Investors should ride out volatile cycles to register gains, says Money Today Executive Editor

Equity investment is a long-term game and investors have to ride out the cycles to register meaningful gains.
Talk Back Money Today readers feedback on coverage of personal finance sector

Money Today readers feedback on coverage of personal finance sector

Money Today readers' feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector.
Perspective Taxman should pay for refund delays, rules CBDT

Taxman should pay for refund delays, rules CBDT

A 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 norms

Just 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 schemes

In 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 RBI

Facing the tough task of bolstering the rupee's valuation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised the market on July 15 with multiple measures.