Money Today Archive April 2012 Issue

Edition: April 2012

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Rahul Oberoi/Money Today

Will Sensex breach 2005

Can Sensex breach 21,005?

The 15 per cent Sensex rally in the first two months of 2012 seems to have stoked the embers back to life when hope was dying at the end of 2011 after a year of slide in stock indices.
  • Growth-driven stocks hottest in market The list of favoured sectors is changing constantly. While infrastructure, banks and power sectors look promising as this year's investment cycle starts to roll, selective approach in sectors such as telecom, automobile and pharma can also give good returns.
  • How to read a BSE rally correctly to optimise gains Every time you miss a rally on the bourses, you can learn important lessons. Here are a few for those who were caught unawares as the Sensex zoomed 20 per cent in the first two months of 2012.
  • Primary market wins back investors The success of MCX's initial public offering has raised hope among investors that the primary market-where companies sell new shares-may be set for a revival in 2012.
  • 'Little possibility of market crashing' Reliance Mutual Fund Equities Head Sunil Singhania says though concerns remain about where the stock markets are headed, the sentiment remains positive from medium- to long-term perspective.
  • Stay invested in equities Indian equities appear attractively priced to generate superior returns in the remaining part of the year, with a target on Nifty ~6050 by December 2012, writes Rajesh Cheruvu, Head of Investment Strategy, RBS Private Banking.
Mutual Fund
Tata Equity PE MF: The steady performer
Tata Equity PE Mutual Fund has outperformed its category four times in past five years.
Tax
Query corner
Money Today experts answer your financial queries.
Banking
Best Loan Buys
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.
  • Benefits of having a savings bank a/c For most of us, the first association with a bank is through a savings account. It has, like the banking system, evolved a lot since. Read on to find out how it helps you today.
  • Applying for a loan? Here are few tips Financial institutions check your credit score before extending you a loan. Apart from common mistakes, here are some moves that affect your credit score. So, beware!
Financial Planning
Noel Maye, CEO, Financial Planning Standards Board, USA
Noel Maye, CEO, Financial Planning Standards Board, USA, talks to Tanvi Varma about the intricacies of financial planning in India and current standards of the advisory industry.
Travel
Chandralekha Mukerji
Sport On
Travelling for sporting events would be a pleasure as hosts go to great lengths to welcome travellers.
Editors Note
After a quarter of the Sensex was shaved off during 2011 when it dipped over 5,000 points to close the year at 15,455, came the sudden surge that took it 20 per cent higher in 36 trading sessions. What should you expect next?
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Time To Touch Base
In our previous issue, we analysed the World Bank's outlook on farm commodities. Now, we weigh its take on base metals.
Talk Back
Letters To The Editor
I read the story on small- and mid-cap stocks (Time to take a Glance, March 2012) with interest since I am a regular investor in the stock market, writes Vishal Menon from New Delhi.
Smart Spending
The Hot & the not so Happening
Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
  • 10 tips to improve your car's mileage Simple ways to get better fuel efficiency without you having to be adept at the mechanics that power your car, so that you can drive past the fuel pump more often than you stop there.

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