Money Today Archive May 2012 Issue

Edition: May 2012

Cover Story

Chandralekha Mukerji and Tanvi Varma

For A Steady Cruise

Planning your finances through stages of life

Money Today tells you how to prepare a financial plan to tackle all the special situations that may arise in your life - job, marriage, children, retirement.
Mutual Fund
Gold ETFs a winner in past 5 years
Gold ETFs emerged clear winner among all other categories of funds in the past five years, but analysts feel gold has run its course and is due for correction in future.
Tax
Filing I-T returns changes post Budget
The new disclosures in Budget 2012-13 make the government's intent loud and clear - track understated income and overseas assets.
Technology
Pritam P Hans
Money On The Margin
How about an online business where all that you need to do is collect payments? Sounds too good to be true? Thanks to the drop-ship business model, it is a possibility.
  • Online data after death All of us have a big footprint on the Net. So, what happens to all that we have stored in the cloud and in servers across the globe, after we die?
Stocks
Stocks that performed best recentlyStocks that performed best recently
Havells India is among the top gainers in the last six months with return of over 60 per cent.
Banking
Best banks to take loan from
Are you scouting for a loan to buy a house, a car or for your child's education? Given below are the best deals on offer from public and private sector lenders.
  • Gold loans from NBFCs or banks? As gold loans are secured, NBFCs relax the due diligence process. Banks, which have to follow strict Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, norms on bad loans and minimum capital, do not have such liberal rules on giving loans, either secured or unsecured.
Editors Note
Not having a financial plan of your own, whether for the near term or for the distant future, could mean severe hardship should things turn for the worse.
Income
HNIs on rise despite economic woes
Economic turbulence failed to curb the rise in the number of ultra-wealthy in 2011. Emerging economies will continue to outpace the developed world in creating rich individuals.
Commodities
Rahul Oberoi/Money Today
9 Common Myths
For years, commodity trading has been a part and parcel of the economy. Money Today speaks to market players to clear the misconceptions around commodity trading.
Talk Back
Money Today readers write back with their feedback on the magazine's content.
Smart Spending
Sam Abraham
The Hot & The Not So Happening
Sam Abraham introduces new products and services to help you zero in on those that offer value for money.
Perspective
In the Interest of Consumers
For the first time in three years, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has slashed the key policy rate by half a percentage point, or 50 basis points (bps), to add momentum to the country's growth.
  • Now, insurance sector gets an ombudsman The insurance industry is also looking to increase the number of ombudsmen from the existing 12 and allow them to arbitrate disputes in insurance contract of over Rs 20 lakh.
  • E-filing returns partly made compulsory E-filing has been made compulsory for individuals and Hindu Undivided Families with total assessable income in excess of Rs 10 lakh for financial year 2011-12 onwards.
  • Small savings to fetch more in FY13 The interest rates on various instruments under the Union government's small-savings scheme have been increased by 20 to 50 basis points (bps, or one-hundredth of a percentage point).
  • Regulator Watch A look at recent rulings which can affect you.

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