Money Today Archive August 2012 Issue

Edition: August 2012

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Picking From The Lows

Investment tip: Best stocks that hit one-year lows

For an equity investor in search of a bargain, the best place to find stocks with potential is the 52-week low charts, at least in the present market. A look at the best stocks among those that touched their year's low in the first quarter of 2012-13.
  • Inflation, monsoon remain a concern Sensex and Nifty have risen by 7.45 per cent and 7.20 per cent, respectively in June. However, issues like high domestic inflation number, buoyant commodity costs in rupee terms and the monsoon outlook continue to remain a risk.
  • Foreign investors should not be taxed Countries such as the US, the UK and Singapore, and indeed nearly all countries in the world do not tax foreign investors for gains made in the stock market. Then why does our finance ministry believe that we should tax foreign investors for stock market gains?
  • Should you trust FII trends when investing? There is a co-relation between investment made by foreign institutional investors (FIIs) and stock performance. So far in 2012, FIIs are playing hot and cold with Indian equities, but should you follow their lead?
  • 'India most expensive among emerging markets' Sandeep Singal, Co-head, Institutional Equities at Emkay Global Financial Services, talks about what impacts FII investments and its importance for the Indian market.
  • 'No reforms, GDP growth disappointing' Nick Paulson-Ellis, Country Head, India, Espirito Santo Securities, talks about why FIIs have divested in Indian equity and the sectors they are bullish on.
  • 'India offers most attractive trade-off' R. Venkataraman, Managing Director, IIFL, talks about how current market levels and the economy impact FII investments and what foreign investors are looking for.
Mutual Fund
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An Ideal Debut
What should be your first mutual fund investment? The answer is different for different investors and depends on their age, financial goals, risk-taking capacity, etc. Here's a list of ideal categories for your first investment.
  • How to calculate returns from fixed maturity plans Fixed maturity plans (FMPs), which are regarded as an alternative to bank and company fixed deposits, are not very popular with retail investors because of little clarity on returns they would generate. Learn how to calculate expected returns from details in FMP offer documents.
Tax
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries related to any sector - banking, insurance, investment, tax, or loans.
Technology
Nidhi Singal
For Sale! Your Old Phone
The resale market is mostly grim for customers. We uncover the harsh truths of the understated second-hand phone market and share a few tips on how to estimate your phone's worth.
  • How to start a business with your own money The Internet is a fertile ground for experimenting with innovative products and services. Entrepreneurs are putting their ideas to test in the real economy of the virtual world.
Stocks
Best Performing Stocks
Nitin Fire Protection is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of over 175 per cent.
  • CCI fine: Cement firms face long-term impact The wider perception is that the companies will initiate litigation against the Competition Commission of India's penalty and things will take their own course. The case may take years to reach conclusion.
Banking
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.
Insight
Money Today and the Financial Planning Corporation of India Ltd are pleased to announce the formation of a high-powered jury for the awards which includes some of the biggest names in the financial sector.
Editors Note

The BSE Sensex ended the first quarter of the current financial year virtually where it began. However, beneath the calm, there has been definite movement when it comes to individual stocks.

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Smart Spending
Nokia PureView
New products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money. Featuring: Nokia PureView, Toshiba U840 and more.
Markets
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Will it Rain Profits?
Although the monsoon season has begun on a weak note, any improvement will cheer the markets. Sectors related to agriculture such as fertilisers, tractors and those dependent on rural income like fast moving consumer goods, or FMCG, will be direct beneficiaries.
Perspective
Mutual Funds Hope to Get Pension Boost
Will investors get tax incentives on mutual fund retirement plans to compensate for the benefits that will be lost once the proposed Direct Taxes Code comes into effect?

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