Money Today Archive April 2014 Issue

Edition: April 2014

Cover Story

Shoaib Zaman and Rahul Oberoi

Busting Stock Market Myths

Ten investment strategies and why they may not work

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.
Mutual Fund
Fund Anatomy
Mid-cap funds beat their large-cap counterparts by a healthy margin as the former returned close to 17 per cent in the past one year compared with the latter's 12 per cent.
Stocks
Best Performing Stocks
Ybrant Digital is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of over 450 per cent.
  • Despite higher returns, MNC stocks are a risky bet 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.
  • 'Oil and gas companies' stocks will pay in the long run' 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.
  • NTPC stock may be a good investment bet Recent regulatory changes threaten to put pressure on NTPC. The beaten-down stock may be a good investment bet.
  • As NPAs rise, are United Bank stocks still a safe bet? 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.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries
Editors Note
Sarbajeet K Sen/Money Today
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.
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Pure Hedge
In a move towards making gold and silver futures contracts more transparent and convenient, the National Commodity Derivatives Exchange has introduced special gold and silver hedge contracts.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector.
Smart Spending
Renu Yadav/Money Today
Gold-Plated Investment
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.
Perspective
Money Today Bureau
A look at recent rulings which can affect you
A look at recent rulings which can affect you
  • IRDA accuses SBI Life of benefiting agents, calls for Rs 275 cr refund 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.
  • No extra interest on PPF, NSC from this fiscal 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).
  • Maruti stock upgraded after changes in deal with Suzuki Motor Maruti Suzuki's stock is back on track after the company decided to tweak the deal with parent Suzuki Motor on its Gujarat plant, dispelling most concerns raised by minority shareholders.
  • Are PSU ETFs suitable investment options? 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.

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