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  • Equities can be one of the most profitable investments provided one buys the right stocks and stays invested for a long period to ride out market ups and downs. Money Today lists out the best picks among the 50 stocks in BSE-200 that have more than doubled since 2008.
  • K Sandeep Nayak, Executive Director & CEO, Centrum Broking, says next year's growth should get GDP back to the 6+% levels. If the elections result in a stable alternative to the current formation, it will be perceived positively by the markets.
Dec 01, 2013
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Smart Spending Why you must wear sunglasses while driving

Why you must wear sunglasses while driving

Sunglasses are great at protecting against glare while driving, which means better visibility, keeping you and everyone else safe on the road.

Value for money gadgets, featuring Canon Powershot S200, ZTE Open and more

Value for money gadgets and services. Featuring: Canon Powershot S200, BBM for iOS and Android, Logitech Z600 speakers, ZTE Open smartphone and Dell Inspiron Series 3000 laptop.
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 Traditional endowment policies set to get cheaper, better

Traditional endowment policies set to get cheaper, better

If you are looking to buy a traditional endowment policy, it's best to wait till next year. Not only will you get a better product, you will also pay less commission to your insurance agent. Traditional endowment policies are set to get cheaper and better.
Perspective Income tax return filing alert: Don't forge those rent receipts

Income tax return filing alert: Don't forge those rent receipts

There is bad news for those who forge rent receipts to get tax exemption on housing rent allowance (HRA).

Borrowers face the heat as short-term rates under pressure

In its second quarter monetary policy released October 29, the Reserve Bank of India reduced the marginal standing facility, or MSF, rate, at which it lends emergency funds to banks, by an identical margin. This rate cut is putting downward pressure on short-term rates.

Recent rulings that can affect your investment

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

Withdrawing cash from your mobile wallet or prepaid cash card could soon be a reality

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given its nod to a pilot project to check the technical and operational feasibility of allowing cash pay-outs from prepaid payment instruments such as mobile money of non-banking entities.

Cap on Retirement Savings

The Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has temporarily discontinued the option it gives for making higher contribution towards the Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) than the prescribed limit as 'the pension fund is running at an overall deficit', according to an EPFO note.
Expert View 'IT, auto and select NBFCs look attractive'

'IT, auto and select NBFCs look attractive'

Nitin Jain, CEO, Retail Capital Markets, Edelweiss Financial Services, talks to Money Today about the current stock market scenario and the sectors investors can consider.

All you need to know about wealth tax

When compared with an individual's income tax obligations, awareness of wealth tax is minimal. Broadly, wealth tax is determined by your nationality, residential status and location of the asset.

Indian equities market seems to be on an upturn: Sandesh Kirkire

Kotak Mutual Fund CEO Sandesh Kirkire says improved agriculture output and the onsetting lag of reduced crude oil prices may help bring down inflation in coming months. This should pave way for monetary easing and may provide equities and debt market a sizeable sentiment shift going ahead.
Mutual Funds HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities gave much better returns than its category's

HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities gave much better returns than its category's

HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities has a five-year annualised return of 25.74 per cent, compared with the category's 20.84 per cent.
Investment Gold, silver still good investment despite falling prices

Gold, silver still good investment despite falling prices

Gold and silver prices have been cooling off of late. Market analysts say the upcoming wedding season and supply crunch due to import curbs could support these precious metals till March 2014. These are still good investments for the medium term.
Tax How to calculate your income tax

How to calculate your income tax

How to calculate your income tax

How to handle notices from the income tax department

Have you been served a notice by the income tax department of late?  If yes, there is no need to get flustered, say experts. A notice does not necessarily mean you have committed a crime. Even a minor error in tax return can invite a notice from the tax department.
Stocks Should you invest in stocks of paper companies?

Should you invest in stocks of paper companies?

Paper companies are not in the pink of health. Their shares, too, have been under huge pressure of late. Experts say the sector is expected to remain subdued over the next two years.

Quarterly trends: Is it the right time to invest in bank stocks?

Stocks of banks, both private and public, have been facing a lot of pressure recently, with public sector banks worse off than the private sector ones. While experts seem to be bullish on the sector over the long run, short-term worries remain.

Mindtree among top gainers in past six months with 62 pc returns

Mindtree is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 62 per cent.
Banking Best banks to take loan from

Best banks to take loan 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.
Real Estate Better to prefer ready-to-move house over an under-construction one

Better to prefer ready-to-move house over an under-construction one

When you plan to buy a house, the most important decision you have to take is whether to go for a ready-to-move or an under-construction one. We take a look at the taxation aspect of the key purchase of your life.
Stocks Tips for NRIs to invest in equity markets

Tips for NRIs to invest in equity markets

Sujata Sudarshan, CEO, Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre says NRIs can invest in equity either through the primary or the secondary market. You can invest in the primary market through IPOs, FPO, and the secondary market through a Portfolio Investment Scheme.
Mutual Fund Balanced funds the best performing among all categories

Balanced funds the best performing among all categories

Balanced funds have been the best performing among all categories with a one-year return of 5.66 per cent and a two-year return of 8.19 per cent.
Financial Planning Investment planning: Tips to reduce your tax burden

Investment planning: Tips to reduce your tax burden

It's that time of the year again when people start planning their taxes. Most delay this till the last moment and then invest without giving serious thought to the tax-saving instruments at hand. We bring you all the options you can avail of to reduce the tax burden.
Editors Note Market remains volatile despite Sensex touching new-highs, writes Sarbajeet K Sen

Market remains volatile despite Sensex touching new-highs, writes Sarbajeet K Sen

The BSE Sensex touched a new high of 20,850 on November 18 2013, just as it did nearly six years ago on January 8 2008. However, huge changes have taken place beneath the surface during the intervening period, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
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.