If your employer is planning to grant you employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs, along with your regular bonus, increment or promotion, this is a good time to understand this complex incentive.

Indian investors have always believed in bank deposits. Now mutual fund houses are trying to woo them through customised schemes.
Balanced funds provide the best of both equity and debt, enabling the investor to maximise profits or cut losses in a volatile market.
The mutual fund industry is witnessing an exodus of investors, but it has not been able to come up with a definite plan to stop the outflow.
Infrastructure funds are likely to do well despite their poor performance since 2008.
Your life is not cheap, but term policies are. They make the best sense if you are looking for peace of mind.
Ashu Suyash, MD and Country Head of Fidelity Mutual Fund, tells Babar Zaidi how the removal of entry loads on mutual funds last year has affected small investors.
It is prudent for investors to rebalance their portfolios at regular intervals to match their asset allocation with their changing risk appetite.
Senior citizens can use their homes to fund their retirement years through the reverse mortgage scheme.
Buoyed by liquidity, global funds have beaten domestic ones over the past six months. The rally is expected to continue, especially for commodity funds.
Mutual fund houses are wooing parents with niche offerings that promise to help build a corpus for their children.
Investors will need to restructure their mutual fund portfolios according to their risk profiles and financial goals.
Affordable housing is the catchword now, but does it make sense to buy a studio or one-bedroom apartment?
In the concluding part of the series on celebrity investors' strategies, Sameer Bhardwaj tests James O'Shaughnessy's method.
Small- and mid-cap funds have been outperformers in the past one year, but this should not make them the mainstay of your fund portfolio.
The biggest challenge for parents today is to muster the finances to match the mounting costs of education and marriage.
Deposit rates are poised to go up. tanvi varma tells you what this means for your debt investments and how you can get the best returns without much risk.
Your retirement plan should be a mix of different investments. We analyse the various instruments and tell you how they can fit into your plan.