Money Today Archive September 20, 2007 Issue
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Edition: September 20, 2007

Cover Story

By Devangshu Datta

Conquering volatility

Volatility will rule the stock markets for some time. But instead of worrying, reaffirm your faith in long-term investing.
In this MT Issue
By Devangshu Datta and Narayan Krishnamurthy
MONEY TODAY applies the methods of Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett to the Indian market to generate lists of stocks that pass their test.
  • Making sense of the Sensex The Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex, the most-monitored index of stock prices, exaggerates volatility. MONEY TODAY dissects it to show you how.
Mutual Fund
Here we give present a report card of a select mutual fund. It's the ICICI Prudential Indo Asia Equity Fund this time.
Tax
This depends on whetner he has earned using his talent or knowledge, or not.
My Story
Shivani and Suparna Chopra floated a niche venture to bring in the moolah. And they are doing quite well.
Technology
In the last issue we provided financial break-up of a personal computer (PC) for three different user levels. We round it off with options for must-have peripherals.
Stocks
Real estate and infrastructure stocks delivered better results midway into quarter two.
  • ICICI, Mindtree show impressive growth We scan through dozens of research reports from investment houses every fortnight to present you the six most relevant stock recommendations.
  • Win some lose some MONEY TODAY portfolios have seen some rejigs. However, more than short-term volatility, it has to do with our long-term objectives.
Investment
By Sanjeev Sinha
Near-cash instruments, while earning interests, act as financial parachutes during emergencies.
Expert View
By Rajiv Malik
The recent cyclical monetary tightening will only moderate, not derail, the strength in spending. And the impact of higher interest rates will not kill the investment boom currently under way.
  • Stock picking A sharp decline in equities is Christmas for the smart researcher. Even as the quick-fixers complain of being put out of a living, the serious look at their watch and say, ‘Oh, time to get back to work’.
  • Tiding over troubled times In the long run fundamentals are the key determinants. Even the greatest bull market witnessed sharp declines. Trying to predict the direction of the market over the near term is an exercise in futility.
  • On subprime crisis Keep your money ready to invest. Stay disciplined, ignore the free drinks, and you will profit: steadily but surely.
  • Are you trader or investor? An investor will typically buy to hold for a longer duration and will aspire to achieve a larger per cent gain on every item than the trader, who wants to buy, exit and redeploy the ammunition into the next trading opportunity.
  • Pursuit of passion A life-changing move would mean that you are attempting to find a new mission; a pursuit of your passion.
Banking
By Rajshree Kukreti
For many students from middle class families, an education loan is the only way to meet the rising cost of higher education in India or a foreign degree.
Travel
By Sushmita Choudhury
Cheap no longer means seedy. The new breed of budget hotels promise to complete the mission undertaken by low-cost carriers to revolutionise domestic travel.
Small Fortune
Switch to online payment of bills and save both money and time.
BASICS
A combination of instinct and knowledge differentiates short-term investors from those who invest for longer term. Know what you are.
Portfolio Doctor
Kolkata-based software professionals Ameet Raj Mund and his wife Sanghamitra are spending too much on insurance and investing too little in equities.
Books
By Namrata Dadwal
Written in a down-to-earth style with a liberal dose of examples, this book for beginners is useful for the employee with stock options as well as a job-seeker, says Namrata Dadwal.
Query Corner
Here are five things that an investor must consider before investing in an NFO. Take a look.
Insight
This snapshot of the rupee's performance may aid you in making overseas investment decisions.
  • Affordability meter Most people live within their credit limits, not income limits. EMI is a better indicator of affordability than the MRP. MONEY TODAY presents a new way to compute affordability.
Editors Note
By Rohit Saran
The core of value investing is making the right choices and sticking with them for years.
Talk Back
This is your space, where you ask questions, make complaints and give suggestions. Read on to see what some of you have to say.
Upfront
By Babar Zaidi with Priya Kapoor
Every time you invest in a mutual fund you pay an entry load of 2-2.5% of the invested amount.

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