Money Today Archive November 1, 2007 Issue
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Edition: November 1, 2007

Cover Story

Mudar Patherya

Fooling the shareholders

One company did not mail the copy for shareholders at all; a deluxe version was privately circulated among FIIs instead. Another insisted on a print run that was a quarter of the number of shareholders. Reason: "We can always say that it was misplaced in transit".
  • I will... A lot has been said so far about your rights as a consumer and the steps taken to protect those rights. The power of the consumer is steadily rising. But to exercise that power, we must show some signs of responsibility.
  • Axe that tax Say income tax and you’ll see people shudder. That’s thanks to the incredibly complex and cumbersome tax system that exists in the country.
  • 'Force can't be used to recover dues' Rakesh Rai speaks to NCDRC President Justice MB Shah about the issues faced by consumers and how well the redressal mechanism is geared to handle complaints.
  • Your financial rights MONEY TODAY presents the first ever charter of your financial rights. Know what they are and how to get redressal for your investor grievances.
Mutual Fund
Here we do an analysis of how mutual funds are performing across the segments and bring to you the report card to help you make the right choice.
  • High on energy MONEY TODAY-Plexus Management evaluate the UTI Energy Fund.
Tax
Shalini Jain and Chander Talreja
Home loan is not only the biggest and longest loan most people take, it is also the most tax efficient. We tell you how to make the most of it.
My Story
Here's the story of how 39-year-old Rensil D'Silva makes money out of storytelling.
Technology
Brinda Vasudevan
Self-publishing has taken on a whole new meaning in the virtual world, with dozens of websites offering free design and desktop publishing utilities.
Stocks
Jindal Steel has soared along with rising global metal prices, while Adani Enterprise and Reliance Energy continue to do well.
  • Market watch Money Today scans through dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations and a sector analysis.
  • Spotting good management Shareholders who contribute to equity are putting in risk capital, while a banker who lends money to a company secures it with a lien on some of the company’s assets. Yet it is the bankers who get updates from management.
  • Booking profits Expecting a correction, our cautious advisor decides to selectively sell from both the portfolios with the hope to buy the same stocks at cheaper rates.
Financial Planning
We asked veterans in six different areas of personal finance to gaze deep into their spreadsheets or crystal balls to see what the coming year holds. Take a look...
Small Fortune
Here’s a selection of just four of the 26 ideas through the year that can make you richer by, hold your breath, Rs 38.79 lakh.
BASICS
So you think you know all about saving and investment? Here's a quiz for you. Inside you'll find some basic questions related to financial planning. So go ahead, and learn as you enjoy!
Portfolio Doctor
Increasing overall investments is essential for Hemant Chauhan to build a sizeable nest egg.
  • Balancing act Diversifying investments is the biggest challenge for Shabbir Patel.
  • Bold & bright An aggressive approach to equities promises to boost Saptarshi Bhose’s long-term returns.
  • Good getting better Sumant Sarkar is reaping rewards of a good diversification strategy.
  • Still too many funds Over-diversification in equities may dilute the benefits of an equity-focused portfolio.
  • EMIs to SIPs The Thomases reduced debt and restructured their insurance kitty to squeeze out funds for higher equity exposure.
  • Second opinion Twenty six case studies and hundreds of e-mail queries later, we decided to take a break. And assess if our advice through the year has been any good at all.
Books
Kamya Jaiswal
Simple and comprehensive, this finance primer has successfully used several interactive tools to engage the reader. Its innovative presentation gives it a distinct edge over other guides.
Query Corner
Consultants are required to pay service tax in addition to income tax. In some cases, they are exempt from service tax.
Editors Note
Aroon Purie
One trend that clearly emerged through the 26 issues of the magazine is that Indians are getting more prosperous but also more insecure, and almost at the same rate. At the heart of this paradox lies financial illiteracy.
Talk Back
Yes, but the premium is likely to be 15-30 per cent higher. However, no health insurance will cover complications arising out of your heart ailment.
Upfront
Never has the market rallied so brazenly, yet so consistently. But amidst all the confetti, the ordinary investor, you, are overwhelmed and unsure. What should be your strategy?

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