How many times have you been told about 'the next big stock' by a
broker, a friend or a colleague? However, once you invest, the stock stops performing, or begins well and
then starts to falter. Money Today busts a few myths surrounding some investment strategies.
Experts say heavy research and development will allow oil and gas companies to bring
down the cost of doing business. If the rupee remains stable over the
next 12 months, the sector could be in for a turnaround.
A sharp increase in non-performing assets over the past two quarters has dented the performance of United Bank of India. However, experts believe that the bank is a good bet long-term due to attractive valuations.
One drawback of investing in MNCs' local arms is that the parent may try
to take control of the business and delist it or transfer the
subsidiary's major components to a 100 per cent subsidiary while using the listed
company for other aspect of the business.
Choosing the right broker is the first step towards having a successful investing career. However, finding the right broker is not easy. The best approach is to make a list of facilities you want from your broker. Here are a few tips on how to zero in on the best.
There is a perception that mid-cap stocks are risky. This is partly
right, as some risks are directly related to size. One more reason is
that mid-caps are under-researched and, therefore, more likely to be
priced wrongly. Investors, however, can benefit from this by identifying
potential winners early.
Managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management Company, a specialist in ETFs,
the fund will invest in 10 Central Public Sector Enterprises or CPSEs
in India. The ETF was offered at a 5% discount during the new fund offer
(NFO) period from 19 March to 21 March 2014.
The government has disappointed a majority of investors by not
increasing the interest rates on some of the most popular small savings
schemes such as Senior Citizen Saving Schemes (SCSS), Monthly Investment
Scheme (MIS), 5- & 10-year National Saving Certificates (NSC) and
Public Provident Fund (PPF).
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Irda) has accused
SBI Life of unfairly benefiting its corporate agents in the sale of
Dhanraksha Plus, a limited premium paying term policy, and asked the
insurer to refund Rs 275 crore to policyholders.
While buying insurance online, the toughest part for most customers
is answering the medical-and lifestyle-related queries in the proposal
form. Some questions are general, but some are specific and relate to
medical condition, profession and hobbies of the buyer. Here's a guide to navigating the difficult questions that you are asked while buying insurance.
With gold prices remaining high and showing few signs of coming down,
various jewellers offer monthly saving schemes through which people can
set aside funds for buying jewellery. Money Today looks into the merits of such schemes.
In our cover story, we bring you ten investment strategies commonly adopted by retail investors and tell you situations in which these may not work and why these are not sure-shot ways to create wealth.