Money Today Archive Aug 21, 2008 Issue
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Edition: Aug 21, 2008

Cover Story

Sudhir Gore and Rakesh Rai

Small towns, big investments

A new stream of mutual fund investors from non-metros is making money—and a difference.
Mutual Fund
Money Today-Value Research funds ready reference is an analysis of 748 funds across 11 most relevant parameters of evaluation.
  • Opportunity loss The cost of not staying invested can be significant. It can be the difference between building wealth or eroding it.
  • The year of commodities Indian mutual fund investors have come of age and now follow a contrarian strategy: they invest during market corrections. More importantly, they have shown patience in the bear run by continuing to stay invested.
  • Wrappers: Better than Ulips? Currently, regulation in India does not allow for a wrapper structure, but once in place, insurance firms and fund providers can jointly offer as near a customised product as possible by allowing clients to choose the right mix of risk cover wrapped around funds.
My Story
Tanvi Varma/Money Today
When Mumbai-based Pankaj and Kim Sharma realised that people with 24x7 lives had no time to unwind, they launched Power Spa, a mobile service that offers quick therapies at home or office, even at parties.
Banking
Banks offer all kind of lucrative schemes. But we suggest you to look before you leap at the enticing service. They might incur a high fee.
BASICS
Buying funds randomly does not a portfolio make. You must have a strategy that determines which funds to buy and how much to invest in each. Here are five questions to help you decide whether a particular fund should be in your portfolio. Turn overleaf to understand your fund’s investment style.
Portfolio Doctor
Kochi-based N Krishna Anand is a disciplined and aware investor. But he must tweak his strategy for equity investments and increase the insurance cover.
Editors Note
Rohit Saran
On our Website, we are running a life insurance survey that we urge you to participate in by answering a few simple questions.
Talk Back
It is sad, but true, that corporates discriminate against the physically challenged. We shall consider doing a story which discusses the employment opportunities available to such people.
Now and Then
The consumers of coffee far outnumber the investors in this commodity. For them, the price depends to a large extent on where they have it—at home or a trendy cafe.

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