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  • Long-term investments can safely be put in equities. However, for periods less than two-three years, it's best to be safe and go for fixed income options. The latter, due to various factors that are keeping interest rates high, have turned especially attractive of late.
  • As market experts play the guessing game, investors are looking for answer to a question that is as old as stock markets themselves - is this a good time to buy equities, especially when economic data show a wobbly economy that cannot possibly support a sustained market rally?
Nov 01, 2013
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Mutual Fund No relief for banking sector funds yet

No relief for banking sector funds yet

There was no relief for banking sector funds with their net asset value falling by more than 8% over the one year till October 15 due to drop in prices of bank stocks.

Mutual fund in focus: Franklin India Smaller Companies

This year, the Franklin India Smaller Companies limited its fall to 1.59% against the category's fall of 9.63%.
Smart Buys Gadgets that offer value for money: Lumia 1020, LG Pocket Printer and more

Gadgets that offer value for money: Lumia 1020, LG Pocket Printer and more

Featuring: Nokia Lumia 1020, LG G2, HP Slate 21 Android AIO, Acer Aspire R7 and LG Pocket Printer.
Perspective How to apply for transfer of PF funds online

How to apply for transfer of PF funds online

The new facility, which can be accessed through the EPFO website (epfindia.gov.in), promises to streamline the process of transferring EPF money as well as help avoid unnecessary delays.

Recent rulings that can affect your investment

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

Will Reits bring a respite to real estate sector?

Sebi has re-initiated the process of introducing real estate investment trusts (Reits) in the country. It is said that Reits will boost the liquidity situation of cash-starved developers, which are struggling to find funds for their construction activities.
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
Insurance How e-insurance repository will help customers

How e-insurance repository will help customers

SV Ramanan, Chief Executive Officer, CAMS Repository Services, talks to Money Today on how the e-insurance repository will help customers.

E-policies expected to help manage different insurance covers better

An e-insurance account will help you keep track of all your policies-renewal date, surrender date, policy maturity date, etc, reducing the stress of physical documentation. You can also modify and maintain policies online.
Commodities Investors in crude oil face slippery road ahead

Investors in crude oil face slippery road ahead

On the MCX, crude oil fell over 10% to Rs 6,358 per barrel on September 30 as against Rs 7,366 on August 30. In dollar terms, the WTI crude fell 4.5%, while the rupee rose 5% against the dollar, impacting the price by 10%.
Stocks Swings in equities market suggest uncertainty: Sandesh Kirkire

Swings in equities market suggest uncertainty: Sandesh Kirkire

Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire says the swings in the equities market continue to suggest uncertainty about the future outlook and expectation.
Expert View Top sectors NRIs can invest in for best returns

Top sectors NRIs can invest in for best returns

Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan says the falling rupee means that an NRI will get more from investment in India. The govt has also undertaken steps to boost the economy, the effects of which will be visible in the second half of the current fiscal.
Stocks Investment: Housing finance stocks offer good bargain right now

Investment: Housing finance stocks offer good bargain right now

Shares of housing finance companies have fallen sharply this year. It may be the right time to pick a bargain. Experts say investors must check the quality of the management and the HFC's credit rating and past record before deciding to invest in it.

PSU stocks that will do well in the next few months

Factors one must look at while analysing a PSU are impact of government policies, balance-sheet strength, revenue, and most important, how much stake the government intends to sell in the future.

Stock watch: Mindtree among top gainers in past 6 months

Mindtree is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 62 per cent.
Real Estate Why you must be careful when investing in retail space right now

Why you must be careful when investing in retail space right now

The rentals for shops in good locations are shooting through the roof. Does it make sense to buy retail spaces at this stage, especially when many experts are predicting slowing demand from shoppers?
Financial Planning Six ways to beat inflation and protect your investments

Six ways to beat inflation and protect your investments

A penny saved is a penny earned. But thanks to inflation, over time, the value of the penny saved could be much less than when it was earned. One cannot ignore the corrosive impact of rising prices on investments.
Editors Note Aroon Purie on why you should consider safer investment options right now

Aroon Purie on why you should consider safer investment options right now

Money Today Editor-in-Chief Aroon Purie on why you should consider safer options right now to invest your savings.
Talk Back Money Today readers feedback on the magazine's coverage

Money Today readers feedback on the magazine's coverage

Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector -
Banking Best banks to take education, home, car loans from

Best banks to take education, home, car 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.