Money Today Archive December 2013 Issue

Edition: December 2013

Cover Story

Rahul Oberoi & Sarbajeet K Sen

Top stocks in BSE-200 that have risen multifold since 2008Top stocks in BSE-200 that have risen multifold since 2008

Top stocks in BSE-200 that have risen multifold since 2008

Equities can be one of the most profitable investments provided one buys the right stocks and stays invested for a long period to ride out market ups and downs. Money Today lists out the best picks among the 50 stocks in BSE-200 that have more than doubled since 2008.
  • '2014 market dependent on reaction to LS elections' K Sandeep Nayak, Executive Director & CEO, Centrum Broking, says next year's growth should get GDP back to the 6+% levels. If the elections result in a stable alternative to the current formation, it will be perceived positively by the markets.
Mutual Fund
HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities has a five-year annualised return of 25.74 per cent, compared with the category's 20.84 per cent.
Tax
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When the Taxman Comes Calling
Have you been served a notice by the income tax department of late?  If yes, there is no need to get flustered, say experts. A notice does not necessarily mean you have committed a crime. Even a minor error in tax return can invite a notice from the tax department.
Stocks
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Bad Debt Worries
Stocks of banks, both private and public, have been facing a lot of pressure recently, with public sector banks worse off than the private sector ones. While experts seem to be bullish on the sector over the long run, short-term worries remain.
Banking
Best Loan Buys
Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given here are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
Financial Planning
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Options you can avail to reduce tax burden
It's that time of the year again when people start planning their taxes. Most delay this till the last moment and then invest without giving serious thought to the tax-saving instruments at hand. We bring you all the options you can avail of to reduce the tax burden.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries -
Editors Note
The BSE Sensex touched a new high of 20,850 on November 18 2013, just as it did nearly six years ago on January 8 2008. However, huge changes have taken place beneath the surface during the intervening period, writes Money Today Executive Editor Sarbajeet K Sen.
Talk Back
Letter to the Editor
Money Today readers give their feedback on the magazine's coverage of the personal finance sector.
Smart Spending
The Hot and the not so Happening
Value for money gadgets and services. Featuring: Canon Powershot S200, BBM for iOS and Android, Logitech Z600 speakers, ZTE Open smartphone and Dell Inspiron Series 3000 laptop.
Perspective
Loans Get Dearer
In its second quarter monetary policy released October 29, the Reserve Bank of India reduced the marginal standing facility, or MSF, rate, at which it lends emergency funds to banks, by an identical margin. This rate cut is putting downward pressure on short-term rates.

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