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Perspective Companies Act puts curbs on gold savings schemes

Companies Act puts curbs on gold savings schemes

Gold savings schemes, which have been in the reckoning for sometime now considering the astounding returns offered by gold over the past decade, are facing closure after the Companies Act came into force from 1 April 2014.

SBI cuts short-term fixed deposit rates

For seven to 60 days tenure, the interest rate has been reduced to 6.25%, while for tenure of 61 days to less than 1 year, the same has been reduced to 6.75%.

New home loans may get cheaper

Banks with a higher share of long-term infrastructure loans and mortgage loans stand to benefit the most as the new norms would allow them to lower interest rates for such loans without compromising on spreads.

Now invest in realty abroad via LRS facility

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has allowed Indians to buy properties abroad under the Liberalised Remittances Scheme (LRS) facility.

A look at recent rulings which can affect your investment

The government has floated the concept of payment banks and small banks to further the cause of financial inclusion.
Expert View What telltale lamps on consoles of cars mean

What telltale lamps on consoles of cars mean

Your car's computer keeps a watch over its systems, and when something goes wrong, they warn you. We tell you what these lights mean.
Stocks How JK Lakshmi Cement is among best performing stocks

How JK Lakshmi Cement is among best performing stocks

Money Today brings you the best performing stocks to invest in. JK Lakshmi Cement is among the top gainers in the past six months with a return of 182 per cent.

Investments in PSUs gaining momentum amid improving economic conditions

After underperforming the broader market for a majority of last year, the BSE PSU Index has seen a major rally after the elections: since May 2014, the PSU index has gained 33% compared to 15% return delivered by the BSE Sensex as on 4 July 2014.

Experts suggest best stocks to invest in post Budget 2014

The Budget often changes the market view and offers fresh investment opportunities. Money Today talks to experts about what are the best post-Budget stocks.

Market outlook: Oil and gas stocks to shine despite rising oil prices

The oil and gas sector is in the news again. The reason is the turmoil in Iraq, which is facing attack by a rebel group, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
Mutual Fund Top funds you should invest in

Top funds you should invest in

After delivering negative returns in 2013, gold ETFs have made a comeback this year with their net asset value rising by an average of 4.93% over the past one year.

Why BSL Frontline Equity is a good mutual fund investmemt

While the gains in the fund are impressive, it is the consistency of the lead over the benchmark that proves that the fund has proven its strategic theory.

Top funds that have been beating inflation these past years

The best way to fight inflation, say experts, is to start saving early and investing in assets whose returns beat the inflation rate.

Take cus from what equity mutual funds have been buying and selling of late

According to Sebi data, banks are the top asset in portfolios of equity funds. A fall in interest rates and inflation may further encourage funds to add bank stocks.
Smart Spending The Hot and the not so Happening tech products

The Hot and the not so Happening tech products

We introduce new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Query Corner Experts answer your personal finance queries

Experts answer your personal finance queries

Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries, from tax to insurance to investments.
Careers Free online courses by reputed colleges are gaining popularity

Free online courses by reputed colleges are gaining popularity

Online courses offered by reputed universities are helping students and professionals gain valuable knowledge at zero cost.
Banking Best banks for home, education and car loans

Best banks for home, education and car loans

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.
Investment How to pass on wealth in right way

How to pass on wealth in right way

Preparing a succession plan can often be a tricky affair. Here, we tell you the options available and how to zero in on the correct model.

How to assess company's future by tracking promoter shares

If a promoter is investing, it shows that he is confident about the company's prospects and believes that investing in it is better than putting money elsewhere.

Succession plan: Should you make a will or set up a trust?

Preparing a succession plan can often be a tricky affair. Here, Money Today tells you the options available and how to zero in on the correct model.
Real Estate Home buyers and realty industry to benefit from REITs

Home buyers and realty industry to benefit from REITs

The finance minister has cleared the ambiguity surrounding taxation of REITs, removing a big hurdle to their launch.
Insurance How to avail of free medical check-ups under your health cover

How to avail of free medical check-ups under your health cover

Health insurance policies entitle policyholders to a free medical check-up once every four years. Most policyholders know about it. Still, say experts, not more than 20-25% of them go for it.
LATEST 'Indices must be of utility to investors'

'Indices must be of utility to investors'

Alka Banerjee, MD, Global Equity Indices Product Management, at S&P Dow Jones Indices aims to create new benchmarks for global equity markets and promoting their use among global clients.
Mutual Funds Yearly SIPs benefit most if you keep investing for long term

Yearly SIPs benefit most if you keep investing for long term

Most mutual fund investors are aware of systematic investment plans or SIPs. These help people save a fixed sum at regular intervals and inculcate financial discipline without getting into the business of timing the market.
Tax Budget 2014 offers small savers a better chance at savings

Budget 2014 offers small savers a better chance at savings

The Budget proposes to raise the exemption limit by Rs 50,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh for all individual tax payers below 60 years of age and Rs 3 lakh for those who are above 60 but below 80.
Your Wallet What got cheaper or expensive in Budget 2014

What got cheaper or expensive in Budget 2014

Like all preceding years, cigarettes and gutkhas are set to get more expensive. However, the Budget also delivered pleasant surprises by making some products cheaper.
Editors Note Why you should buy Money Today's August 2014 issue

Why you should buy Money Today's August 2014 issue

In our cover story, we bring to you strategies adopted by some celebrated investors - Warren Buffet, Benjamin Graham, John Neff and David Dreman - to pick value stocks.
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