Money Today Archive December 27, 2007 Issue

Edition: December 27, 2007

Cover Story

Narayan Krishnamurthy and Devangshu Datta

Most wanted stocks

We revisit India's most wanted stocks and find out which are the favourite stocks of fund managers and the hottest sectors they are investing your money in.
Mutual Fund
The MONEY TODAY-Plexus Management new fund evaluation analyses the DBS Chola Small Cap Fund and presents the report card.
Tax
Long-term gains are taxable at a flat rate of 10%, while short-term gains are added to the income and taxed as per applicable rates.
My Story
Nirmal Jeet Singh took the legal route when Oriental Insurance refused to reimburse his daughter’s hospitalisation charges citing her disease as congenital.
Technology
Brinda Vasudevan
If you don't plan your trip far enough in advance, chances are you won't find an accommodation. So, what do you do? Why, carry your room with you, of course.
Stocks
We scan dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations.
  • Steel stocks right on top Steel and natural resources stocks have posted the highest returns in the past three months.
  • Buying safety, selling risks Reinforcing beliefs in blue chips, more shares of two Sensex heavyweights are accumulated, while some underperformers are sold.
Insurance
Sanjeev Sinha
Here we explain the business of householders' insurance and tell you how to protect your most valuable asset and its contents.
Real Estate
Rakesh Rai
As property prices head north and out of reach of many, it makes sense to pool resources with friends or relatives to buy land and share ownership.
Banking
Priya Kapoor
Loan recovery agents and their strong-arm tactics are bad news, but banks usually use them as a last resort. And there are rules regarding this too.
  • Protection against goons Some banks have overextended themselves in lending, without systems in place. The problem is worse when there is no collateral. But why should consumers suffer from goon squads as a result?
Travel
Sushmita Choudhury
Peak season spells peak cost and frenzied hordes, but with a little effort, you can still find yourself holidaying at dirt cheap rates in near deserted locales.
  • Five tips to score a steal Winter holidays are just 10 days away and you still don’t know how to wing it without breaking the bank. We tell you how.
Your Wallet
Here we highlight the least expensive model in a product category. This time its microwaves.
BASICS
Keep as watchful an eye on interest rates as you do on prices. There are a dozen or more rates, so which should you look at? We pick out six that we believe are relevant to almost everyone.
Portfolio Doctor
Mumbai-based Anand Dangwal must inculcate financial discipline and regularly invest in equities till retirement to build a sizeable nest egg.
Query Corner
A minor is eligible to apply in an IPO if certain conditions are met. Firstly, he needs to have a demat account, for which he needs a PAN card. And under normal circumstances, a minor will not be issued a PAN card because he does not earn.
Insight
This snapshot of the rupee's performance, stock price comparisons and details on world marhet clocks will keep you updated on the world front.
  • Fuel proof Here's a new section that compares prices of products and services in the past with what they are today and what they may be in the future.
Editors Note
Rohit Saran
Indians are more aware as consumers than they are as investors. That is why they are better savers than investors. But there are signs that this could change within a generation.
Talk Back
There's been a lot of ballyhoo about the iPhone but as the story revealed there are less-hyped substitutes in the market that are geared to give it some competition.
Upfront
Everyone is in favour of health insurance. With medical costs going up rapidly, the common man knows that insurance is the only way to get quality treatment without paying a bomb.

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