Money Today Archive March 6, 2008 Issue

Edition: March 6, 2008

Cover Story

Kamya Jaiswal

Richer than dad

A small but growing number of youth are turning aggressive investors and have wealth that their parents could only dream of at that age.
In this MT Issue
It was to be the year of initial public offerings (IPOs) with public issues worth Rs 70,000 crore supposedly lined up for 2008. The year started off with a bang for investors.
Mutual Fund
Returns from equity diversified and tax planning schemes have proved that diversified mutual funds should be held for a minimum period of three years. SBI has three funds in both categories.
  • The return of debt Bond funds are relatively insulated from equity market vagaries. Money Today considers the benefits of debt.
  • Korean flavour in your portfolio Mirae Asset India Opportunities Fund seeks to diversify across sectors, market caps and investment styles to minimise risks during market volatility, the role of the fund manager and in-house research becomes critical.
  • 'Money needs time to grow' The fund manager, Principal Large Cap Fund shares his investment mantra with you.
Babar Zaidi
Equity-linked savings schemes have become a popular way of saving income tax under Section 80C.We identify the best tax planning funds.
  • Is provident fund amount taxable Trading in derivatives is not a speculative transaction according to Section 43(5) of the Income Tax Act. However, the income from futures will be short-term gains. If you are an investor you will have to pay 10% short-term capital gains tax.
Namrata Dadwal
Buy high, sell low. Or is it the other way around? You could learn the ins and outs of the financial world by losing a large chunk of your money in the real markets.
Money Today scans dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations.
Your Wallet
By Namrata Dadwal
Self-monitoring health-care devices are convenient to use and, in the long run, are easy on your wallet too. Here’s a price and availability guide.
As you sit down to watch Budget on 29 February, keep this handy. When you hear any of the 10 items listed in the first column of the table below, tick on what the finance minister has proposed.
Portfolio Doctor
Chandraprabha singh must save aggressively to make the best use of the power of compounding.
Kamya Jaiswal
This guide to equity portfolios will appeal to involved investors, especially the youth.
Query Corner
In the monthly reducing cycle, the principal is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the balance outstanding. Most home, vehicle and personal loans are computed on a monthly reducing basis.
Waiting for a big correction in real estate? Well, it’s not going to happen any time soon because prices of key inputs in housing have risen sharply.
Editors Note
Rohit Saran
Indians are among the world’s best savers. Since saving is income not spent, good savers are, by default, intelligent spenders too. But that’s where mastery over money ends.
Talk Back
Keeping an eye on institutional investors is a good idea as these funds are managed by professionals with in-depth knowledge of the markets. We have done articles on gold, especially gold exchange traded funds. Watch out for more stories on precious metals.
My Idea
In finding a solution to the problem of household waste, designer Poonam Bir Kasturi also found a lucrative business.

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