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Mutual Fund
Sameer Bhardwaj
Even though people believe the fund manager is using his expertise to generate returns on the investment, it is imperative to keep tabs on how the fund is being managed and how the investment is faring.
  • A steady winner In a 10-part series, we look at some of the big fund houses. The first one is the HDFC Mutual Fund.
Tax
You can either visit your assessing officer with a copy of the acknowledgement of your income-tax return or write to the income-tax office enclosing the details.
Technology
Harpreet Singh
Windows Vista is possibly the most feature-rich operating system (ok, from the Microsoft stable). But it's perennially hungry for resources, writes Harpreet Singh.
Stocks
None of the 30 stocks of the Sensex have made any significant mark on the bourses in the last quarter.
  • Satyam Computer: Bulk deals on the NSE For FIIs, B.R. Raju's confession on Jan 7 was a clear sign to exit the stock.
  • The best medicine Investing in select pharma stocks might be the shot in the arm that your portfolio needs in times of a slowdown. The general environment for the pharma industry, particularly for domestic companies, seems positive.
Insurance
Health insurance is a tool for cutting risk and making lives simpler. The premium depends on your age, the cover and even your city in some cases.
Portfolio Doctor
Kamya Jaiswal
Delhi-based Saha has taken the initiative to maximise the returns from his income, but his over-confidence in stock-picking threatens to nullify this advantage.
Books
Alam Srinivas
Don't be deterred by the tedium of reading this book. If you are an out-of-job IT worker, it could translate into employment, says Alam Srinivas.
Query Corner
R. Nagesh of Kochi wants to know if he should delay buying insurance. He will not benefit if he does so.
Editors Note
Alam Srinivas
For agencies like Sebi and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, the Satyam scam is an opportunity to clean up the system and present a better face of India and its markets to investors.
Talk Back
Most people invest in tax-saving instruments at the last minute. Though they meet the Rs 1-lakh investment limit, they fail to maximise the potential returns from this sum.
Upfront
Rakesh Rai
According to a survey, 52% of the Indian companies feel that the economic conditions will weaken further in the next six months.
Now and Then
On an average, burfi prices have risen by more than 11% every year in the past 17 years.
My Idea
Kamya Jaiswal
For Chennai-based Anushka Ravishankar, 48, freelance editing proved the proverbial stepping stone for her first love - writing. Now, the one-time software professional pens fantasies for kids.
Economy
Collective action is beneficial for small investors as it helps them check their losses and punish the perpetrators of fraud.

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