Money Today Archive February 2014 Issue

Edition: February 2014

Cover Story

Sarbajeet K Sen, Dipak Mondal and Rahul Oberoi

Finding your way out

Investment tip: How to avoid financial tangle

If you are faced with situations where your money is stuck for procedural or other reasons, don't panic. There are ways out of such quagmires. Money Today tells you how.
Mutual Fund
Mutual fund in focus: SBI Magnum Equity
SBI Magnum Equity has a three-year annualised return of 5.63 per cent, compared with the category's 3.70 per cent.
Tax
Dipak Mondal/Money Today
Healthy discounts
Healthcare costs constitute a significant part of household budgets, including treatments, preventive checkups and health insurance premiums, and it's increasing every year. However, not everyone is aware that income tax deduction is available on some healthcare costs.
Stocks
Anis Lahlou-Abid
A number of Europe-based feeder funds are being launched in India, including the JP Morgan Europe Dynamic Offshore Fund. Anis Lahlou-Abid, Executive Director & Portfolio Manager, Dynamic Team, European Equity Group, JP Morgan, speaks with Dipak Mondal on the rationale for investing in Europe.
  • Should you invest in stocks of pharma companies? Stocks of pharmaceutical companies had a stellar run in 2013. The trend is likely to continue. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the main drivers for the industry will be outsourcing and investments by MNCs, spread of health insurance and improved health-care facilities.
  • Ceat among top gainers in past six months Ceat is among the top gainers in the past six months with return of 214 per cent.
Financial Planning
Jitendra Solanki
14 smart personal finance tips for 2014
First things first: Start with a review of 2013. How did you fare? What did you miss? Which tasks are pending? Where did you make mistakes? Were your investments on track? This will help you know the steps you need to take to improve your finances.
Query Corner
Query Corner
Money Today experts answer your personal finance queries -
Editors Note
Sarbajeet K Sen/Money Today
Investing your surplus money judiciously on a regular basis is always beneficial for your long-term financial well-being.
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
Farming profit
Out of the 21 major commodities that trade on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, 11 gave positive returns last year. Money Today discuss their prospects for 2014.
Talk Back
Letters to the Editor
Money Today readers share their feedback on the magazine's coverage -
Perspective
High on Interest
This after the Central Board of Trustee of the Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recommended 8.75% interest rate for the current financial year compared to 8.5% a year ago.
  • Gold jewellery to fetch more loan from NBFCs Your gold jewellery will now fetch loan up to 75% of its value as against 60% earlier if you keep it as collateral for loan from non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).
  • Bitcoin facing regulatory hurdles in India A recent directive by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cited decentralisation as one of the reasons for cautioning users against the currency.
  • PSU ETF gets clearance from govt If you are bullish on government-owned companies, and want to have an exposure to them, the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) will be a nice way of doing so.
  • Regulator watch A look at recent rulings which can affect you.

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