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Mutual Fund
We show you how the fortunes of funds can change drastically. If you compare the one-month returns with those delivered over the past year, you can see that the top funds were also the biggest losers when the markets fell.
  • Choose your trigger The Money Today-Plexus Management new fund evaluation analyses the ICICI Prudential Target Returns Fund.
  • Funding a loan No matter how well you plan your finances, an emergency can throw them in a disarray.
  • Growth phase Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund is the asset management wing of the Kotak group and is more than 10 years old. The fund house was a corporate and debt player till 2004, when it became aggressive in the retail and equity space.
Namrata Dadwal
If the fear of losing valuables is costing you your sleep, wake up to the convenience of safety gadgets. Some are expensive, but worth the peace of mind they ensure.
R. Sree Ram, Tanvi Varma and Narayan Krishnamurthy
Don't lose out to the beast. Here's how you can be a winner by learning a few tricks from short-term investors, technical analysts and day traders.
  • Resorting to a 'short' detour Tempted by volatility in the market, Dipen Sheth decides to take a slightly different path as he short sells some stocks in the Wealth Zoom portfolio.
  • All in a day's work The life and profits of a day trader can be as volatile as the markets he tracks. Technical analyst Nooresh Merani says that it's practically a 24-hour job, which requires a combination of science and intuition - and a continuous evaluation of the trading style.
The need for life insurance varies for women depending on whether they are single, married or working with kids. Here's when you should reconsider upgrading your cover.
Portfolio Doctor
Kamya Jaiswal
Delhi-based Arvind Sharma has built a good foundation for his portfolio. Now, he must maximise the returns from his income.
Sameer Bhardwaj
The book provides an insight into the strategies of the world's most successful investors. But pick it up only if you are a long-term investor.
Query Corner
As per the Income Tax Act, only one house under the possession of the assessee can be treated as self-occupied.
Here's a look at how the stock markets fared between March 20 to April 21, 2009
Editors Note
Most of us shy away from stocks during a downturn, even though it is sometimes possible to earn higher returns if one invests in a falling market.
Talk Back
A teenager can write a cheque, but it must be countersigned by a parent.
The inflation that makes its way to the headlines of newspapers and political campaigns is the Wholesale Price Index (WPI). But this is not the index that affects you.
My Idea
Namrata Dadwal
Set up by Rohini Fernandes, 27, and Radhika Nair, 26, the Animal Angels Foundation deploys the therapeutic ability of animals to help cure people.
Smart Spending
Sushmita Choudhury
Beware of a combo deal. It could benefit the retailer more than the customer.

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