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Apr 01, 2015
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Investment How you can use Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula to invest in stocks

How you can use Joel Greenblatt's Magic Formula to invest in stocks

The formula stands on two ratios. First, the company's EBIT as a proportion of its net fixed assets plus net working capital and second, the company's EBIT as a proportion of its enterprise value.

Retail investors unlikely to gain from investing in commodity funds

Even as the stock market enters a bull run, retail investors are unlikely to gain much by investing in commodity funds.

Don't invest in company FDs unless you are sure about the company's credentials

While it is not a bad strategy to invest in corporate FDs to secure some stability in rates, one should be cognisant of the risks involved.

India Inc continues to face slowdown blues, hopes for better days next year

If the economy is on a path to revival, it is definitely not showing in corporate earnings. After many quarters of slowing down, the profit after tax (PAT) of Sensex and Nifty companies fell 6.4% and 4.8%, respectively, in the third quarter of 2014-15.
Smart Spending The latest value-for-money gadgets you can buy

The latest value-for-money gadgets you can buy

We introduce new products to help you zero in on those that could offer value for money.
Mutual Fund Invest with caution in gold exchange-traded funds

Invest with caution in gold exchange-traded funds

Return from gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been dismal in the past one year as yellow metal prices slumped due to strengthening US dollar.

Mutual Fund watch: BNP Paribas mid-cap offers scope for growth

The fund has delivered 3-year annualised return of 34.16 per cent, compared with the category's 30.72 per cent.
Insurance So much needs to be done in insurance sector in India: John Holden

So much needs to be done in insurance sector in India: John Holden

Money Today speaks with John Holden, CEO of Canara HSBC OBC Life, how relevant their business model is in the light of RBI's move to allow banks to become insurance brokers.
Stocks Three ratios that can help you identify good stocks

Three ratios that can help you identify good stocks

The key ratios you can use to analyse a company are return on equity (RoE), return on assets (RoA) and return on capital employed (RoCE).

Stock watch: NCC among the top gainers in the past six months

Money Today analyses the performance of stocks and tells you the best investment options for high gains.
Query Corner Your personal finance queries answered

Your personal finance queries answered

Finance experts answer your personal finance queries, from taxation to insurance and investment.
Banking How to ensure safety while using mobile wallet

How to ensure safety while using mobile wallet

Mobile wallet allows you to spend without swiping your debit/credit card. We bring you tips on how to use it safely.

Best loans on offer from public and private sector banks

Money Today tells you about the best and cheapest loan deals on offer for house, car and education from private and public sector lenders.
Sector Scenario Telecom sector to face uncertainty in near term

Telecom sector to face uncertainty in near term

While the focus of telecom companies during the initial phase of privatisation was on adding subscribers, now the stress is on making money by offering value-added services.
Financial Planning Tips to invest your voluntary retirement scheme money

Tips to invest your voluntary retirement scheme money

Studies have shown that as many as 70% people who get a windfall lose it within a few years. It is, therefore, important to create a regular income stream.
Commodities Time is right to invest in spices, bullishness seen in 2015

Time is right to invest in spices, bullishness seen in 2015

Most spices that trade on exchanges are likely to do well in 2015.
Perspective A look at recent rulings which can affect you

A look at recent rulings which can affect you

Money Today brings you a news digest of key regulatory changes in the personal finance segment this past month that you must know of.

Contactless card purchases to be made easier

You will soon be able to make transactions up to Rs 2,000 from credit/debit card without having to provide the card's personal identification number.

Insurance Bill set to alter sector's landscape, boost capital growth

Experts say the insurance industry needs long-term capital for growth, which FDI can bring, and will also be able to invest in innovative products.

Lukewarm response to IPOs

The primary market started 2015 on a weak note as investors seemed to be wary of the recent initial public offerings (IPOs).
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 in the February 2015 issue.
Real Estate Real estate online portals make it easier to buy a home

Real estate online portals make it easier to buy a home

Real estate online portals make it easier for buyers to view, rate and analyse property without visiting the actual site.
Trends Tips on how to maintain value of your car

Tips on how to maintain value of your car

Auto Bild India tells you how to make your car last longer and maintain its value, so that you get the best possible resale amount.
Editors Note From the Managing Editor: April 2015

From the Managing Editor: April 2015

Money Today Managing Editor Sarbajeet K Sen discusses tax proposals in Budget 2015 and tells you why you should buy the magazine's April issue.