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Moneycontrol Personal Finance

  • newGetting your refund for higher tax deducted at source

    Getting your refund for higher tax deducted at source

    The initial action that has been undertaken is by the employer since the income is being received as salary from the employer and based upon the amount received here there is some tax that is deducted at source.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:13pm -
  • newIT returns related issues for PBOR in armed forces

    IT returns related issues for PBOR in armed forces

    Due to the special nature of duties of the armed forces, certain allowances are paid to meet that requirement. Of these allowances some are subject to tax and some are not.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:59pm -
  • newNasik real estate: High investment potential

    Nasik real estate: High investment potential

    Nasik has a four-fold economic configuration - pilgrimage economy, industrial economy, defense sector economy and a strong agricultural economy. In terms of industry, Nasik has three well-developed industrial estates at Satpur, Ambad and Sinnar.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:57pm -
  • newHow to deal with demand notice for late TDS returns

    How to deal with demand notice for late TDS returns

    The provision clearly states that if TDS return is filed late, then under section 234E late fees of Rs 200 per day will have to be deposited before filing TDS / TCS return. Thus, once TDS statement has been accepted without late fee, and then such late fee cannot be recovered later on.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:56pm -
  • newWho buys insurance policies?

    Who buys insurance policies?

    People continue to look at life insurance primarily as a tax saving method with some investment benefits thrown in. A decade ago it was common to have a customer ask the agent about the term life insurance premiums in case he continued to live – in which case, he considered premiums paid, a waste of money.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:54pm -
  • newPlanning: Clients control outcome

    Planning: Clients control outcome

    We have clients across age, socio economic status, managerial responsibility levels, income levels etc. Some are single, others married. We did not find any specific demographic/ psychographic correlation regarding being engaged in the process or otherwise.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:46pm -
  • newDecoding DNA of Asian shoppers

    Decoding DNA of Asian shoppers

    Chuan, Rajesh, Jeni and Amira all belong to the same ‘gene pool’ of purely first generation urbanistas who have moved away from smaller catchments in search of careers and livelihood. Ascending to the middle-income pool, they are now armed with greater disposable incomes and aspire for even more.
    - 3 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:42pm -
  • Know more about Central Public Sector Enterprises ETF

    Know more about Central Public Sector Enterprises ETF

    Watch the interview of Nikhil Kothari, Etica Wealth Management with Latha Venkatesh Reema Tendulkar on CNBC-TV18, which he spoke about Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) exchange-traded fund (ETF).
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 4:20pm -
  • Should married couples manage finances together?

    Should married couples manage finances together?

    Should married couples have joint bank accounts and manage finances together or should we live as individuals with disjoint financial assets? Here are some scenarios where this question gains importance.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 1:34pm -
  • Trendsetters in retail space: Developers must gear up

    Trendsetters in retail space: Developers must gear up

    Mall space absorption continued to remain weak in 2013 from the low levels observed in 2012 across the leading seven cities of India. Factors that were responsible were a poor policy framework and the lack of new mall construction.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:28pm -
  • Check out: Cheaper alternative options to personal loan

    Check out: Cheaper alternative options to personal loan

    Being classified as unsecured loans, personal loan is usually more expensive in terms of interest rate compare to any other loan taken against collateral security. In current scenario (April 2014) the prevailing rate for personal loan varies from 14% to as high as 48% pa.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 5:49pm -
  • Did you know: 15 tax trivia

    Did you know: 15 tax trivia

    Here are 15 trivia about taxation in India.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 5:46pm -
  • Know more about PPF account tax exemption

    Know more about PPF account  tax exemption

    Watch the interview of Harshvardhan Roongta, Roongta Securities with Ekta Batra Reema Tendulkar on CNBC-TV18, in which he spoke about opening a public provident fund (PPF) account and how one can claim tax exemption through the same.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 3:23pm -
  • Selling real estate through social media: Is it helpful?

    Selling real estate through social media: Is it helpful?

    The significant need is to build quality relationship with buyers by engaging and interacting eventually gaining their trust.
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:16pm -
  • What is over draft on home loans

    What is over draft on home loans

    At present, this facility is being offered by State Bank of India under its Max Gain home loan account, Citibank's Home Credit, Standard Chartered Bank's Homesaver and HSBC's Smart Home loans.
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:04pm -

Moneycontrol - Brokerage Recos

  • newAccumulate Infosys; target of Rs 3640: Angel Broking

    Accumulate Infosys; target of Rs 3640: Angel Broking

    Angel Broking is bullish on Infosys and has recommended accumulate rating on the stock with a target of Rs 3640 in its April 15, 2014 research report.
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:41pm -
  • newSee flat opening: Way2Wealth

    See flat opening: Way2Wealth

    According to Way2Wealth, after yesterday’s sell-off, today markets will open on flat note and thereafter is expected to trade in narrow band of 30-40 points.
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:12am -
  • newMarket may open on flat note: Maximus Securities

    Market may open on flat note: Maximus Securities

    According to a report by Maximus Securities, trading of CNX Nifty futures on the Singapore stock exchange indicates a flat opening on domestic bourses.
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:08am -
  • newMarket may open on flat to positive note: Ventura

    Market may open on flat to positive note: Ventura

    According to Ventura Securities, Market may open on flat to positive note on the back of mixed global cues.
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:58am -
  • newNifty likely to open flat: ICICIdirect

    Nifty likely to open flat: ICICIdirect

    According to ICICIdirect, Nifty is likely to open flat on the back of mixed global cues. It is likely to trade in the range of 6710-6800.
    - 10 hours ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:37am -
  • Market may open on flat to positive note: Ventura

    Market may open on flat to positive note: Ventura

    According to Ventura Securities, market may open on flat to positive note on the back of mixed global cues.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Resistance for Nifty at 6819: Sharekhan

    Resistance for Nifty at 6819: Sharekhan

    For Nifty, the lower end of the channel comes to 6717 level whereas the resistance on the upside is pegged at 6819.05 levels, says Sharekhan.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • Nifty may open flat: ICICIdirect

    Nifty may open flat: ICICIdirect

    According to a report by ICICIdirect.com, Nifty is likely to open flat on the back of mixed global cues. It is likely to trade in the range of 6750-6850.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • Accumulate Sun Pharma; target of Rs 646: P Lilladher

    Accumulate Sun Pharma; target of Rs 646: P Lilladher

    Brokerage house Prabhudas Lilladher is bullish on Sun Pharmaceutical Industries and has recommended 'Accumulate' rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 646 in its research report dated April 09, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • Buy Union Bank; target of Rs 175: Firstcall Research

    Buy Union Bank; target of Rs 175: Firstcall Research

    Brokerage house Firstcall Research is bullish on Union Bank of India and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 175 in its research report dated April 03, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 3:04pm -
  • Buy Tata Global Beverage; target of Rs 188: ICICIdirect

    Buy Tata Global Beverage; target of Rs 188: ICICIdirect

    ICICIdirect.com is bullish on Tata Global Beverage and has recommended to buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 188, in its research report dated April 10, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:45pm -
  • Buy Adani Ports; target of Rs 205: Firstcall Research

    Buy Adani Ports; target of Rs 205: Firstcall Research

    Brokerage house Firstcall Research is bullish on Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone and has recommended buy rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 205 in its research report dated April 03, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:44pm -
  • Hold Marico; target of Rs 200: Emkay

    Hold Marico; target of Rs 200: Emkay

    Emkay Global Financial Services has recommended hold rating on Marico with a target price of Rs 200, in its research report dated April 11, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 2:42pm -
  • Buy Escorts; sell HCL Tech April future: Systematix

    Buy Escorts; sell HCL Tech April future: Systematix

    Systematix Shares has recommended traders to buy Escorts and sell HCL Technologies April future for the target price of Rs 139 and Rs 1310 respectively in its research report dated April 11, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • Buy Ipca Laboratories; target of Rs 954: Microsec

    Buy Ipca Laboratories; target of Rs 954: Microsec

    Brokerage house Microsec is bullish on Ipca Laboratories and has recommended a 'Buy' rating on the stock with a target price of Rs 954 in its research report dated April 10, 2014.
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 12:59pm -

India Infoline - MF News

Business Standard Smart Investor

  • Tech, financial arms help M&M shine
    Value of Tech Mahindra and M&M Financial Services in sum-of-the-parts valuations has multiplied substantially in recent years
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 10:48pm -
  • 176 BSE 500 stocks rally over 50% since August
    Of these 176 stocks, 52 scrips have rallied over 100%
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 10:46pm -
  • CPSE ETF only for high risk takers
    Goldman Sachs Mutual Fund - Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed last week. On the first day of trade, the fund rose 10.88% against its issue price (Rs 17.45). According to data from the National Stock ...
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:38pm -
  • Can the next finance minister address market concerns?
    The onus of framing and implementation of reform-oriented policies will be in the Finance Ministry
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:49pm -
  • US approvals key to Glenmark's prospects
    Operations here and in other countries continue to fare well; earnings growth to pick up in FY15 as new US product launches gain momentum
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:48pm -
  • Foreign investors keep faith in Infy
    Take holdings to record levels in March quarter despite weak revenue forecast
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • Markets factoring in 10% rise if stable coalition forms govt
    Implementation key to reviving growth, rather than radical economic policies
    - 8 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 9:36pm -
  • Sun Pharma-Ranbaxy deal: Proxy advisory firm questions Ranbaxy share trading surge
    Volumes tripled in 3 days before deal and stock was up 24%, notes IiAS
    - 9 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 12:24am -
  • Equity savings scheme a dud
    Despite incentives to bring new investors into the stock market, RGESS finds very few takers in second year as well
    - 9 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:50pm -
  • Ashok Leyland gaining ground but volume uptick vital
    While demand remains subdued, ongoing deleveraging measures coupled with operational gains are positives
    - 9 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • Flash boys, penny stocks and Alice in Wonderland
    Algorithmic trading and co-location servers have been contentious in India ever since they entered public debate nearly five years ago
    - 9 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:45pm -
  • Equity outlook: What to expect from a new govt
    Here's the list of five things we should expect from a new government in its first year
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • IDFC: After pain, expect gains
    On Wednesday, it was announced the company was among the two (out of 25) to secure licences to set up banks
    - 13 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • GMR Infra: Capitalising on power assets
    The listing of GMR Energy should help unlock value of power assets; improving prospects of airport biz should add to gains
    - 13 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • Pharma gets a US shot in arm
    Wockhardt's plants in Waluj, Chikalthana and Nani Daman are under the FDA scanner, with products from these banned in the US
    - 13 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:45pm -
  • How to hedge your portfolio for the elections
    With the elections round the corner, the big question on investors' minds is how to protect themselves from losses if the election springs a surprise or fractured mandate. Investors may not be able to hedge their portfolio against a complete loss of ...
    - 13 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 2:59pm -
  • Reversal in fortunes for Cairn India
    However, any adverse movement in the rupee or crude oil prices could offset expected gains from an increase in oil output in FY15 and FY16
    - 14 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • BEML: Mining recovery the trigger
    Company's revenue from the infrastructure equipment segment is also poised for a recovery
    - 14 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 10:45pm -
  • Widening discount puts spotlight on DVRs
    DVRs of Tata Motors and Jain Irrigation have risen by about 8% and 12% since March
    - 14 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 10:45pm -
  • US to be IPCA's new growth engine
    Doing well in other markets and most segments, too; analysts expect a further upward re-rating of the scrip
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:47pm -
  • VIP rides high on margin recovery
    Share price doubles in under three months on hopes of better earnings in FY15
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:46pm -
  • Investors cast fresh eye on stocks in battered emerging markets
    Investors are starting to look afresh at emerging equities, after years in which the sector has been a consensus "sell".Barclays, Citi, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale are among banks now advising clients to buy back in, albeit ...
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:40pm -
  • 'Nimble footed monetary policy'
    Going by wordings and spirit of the policy, we think the tone was one of caution, emphasising the potential upside pressures on retail inflation
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 3:45pm -
  • VIP Industries: Up on benefits of operating leverage
    VIP Industries has doubled in last three months from about Rs 55 in January 2014 to currently around Rs 102.5 per share. The growing interest of long term investors, benefit of rupee appreciation and stake sale in non core assets has led to more ...
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 2:58pm -
  • Basel III: Highest equity dilution likely in BoI, Canara, Union banks
    The lenders are struggling to balance their funding needs with profitable growth
    - 16 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 10:48pm -
  • State-owned banks clock best monthly returns in five years
    Despite the rise, most PSU banks still trade below their book value
    - 16 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 10:47pm -
  • Conscious uncoupling of Indian IPOs?
    While the first quarter was the best in three years for global IPOs, India fared quite badly.
    - 16 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 10:44pm -
  • Equity outlook: Fairly valued at this juncture
    The markets have already started factoring in a favourable election outcome, even as seat calculus remains uncertain. Cyclical sectors such as infrastructure and banking have outperformed the defensives like information technology (IT) and ...
    - 17 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 11:48pm -
  • Companies look to elections to end IPO drought
    After waiting nearly two years, GMR Energy plans to file an IPO prospectus in coming days to raise about $250 million, sources with direct knowledge of the deal said, starting what bankers hope is an election-fuelled revival in equity raising.
    - 19 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 1:31pm -
  • Cummins India: Growth engines in place
    Additional capacities with enhanced technology will help tap domestic demand after new pollution norms kick in
    - 20 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 10:48pm -
  • Splitting stock pays rich dividends
    Of the 44 companies that split the face value of their stock since September 2013, the stocks of 16 saw gains of 50-300 per cent each
    - 20 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 10:47pm -
  • Cong manifesto: Hidebound & high cost, say Analysts
    BJP, the key opponent, is yet to issue its manifesto but it is believed the party might refrain from mentioning the contentious issue of job reservation
    - 20 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 10:46pm -
  • Fund pick: SBI Blue Chip Fund
    Superior risk-adjusted returns
    - 20 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 10:43pm -
  • M&M: Key growth triggers only in 2015
    Analysts are bullish due to steady tractor growth & attractive valuations; volume growth in compact UV space likely next year, after new launches
    - 21 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 10:49pm -
  • Why CAPM is not CRAP
    A simple performance ranking can be a good proxy to explain value, growth, momentum, reversion, low beta, high beta, volatility, etc, in a certain universe of assets prices or simply any natural data set
    - 21 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 10:42pm -
  • Indices continue record-setting streak
    The BSE Sensex hit record highs for a third straight session on Wednesday, as blue-chips such as Larsen & Toubro extended recent gains bolstered by buying from foreign investors, on hopes of a recovery in the domestic economy.Investors say the ...
    - 21 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 10:40pm -
  • Primer: How to do stock research
    Do not rely on the so called brokerage reports as well. Just use them for information because these entities who write such reports tend to be heavily biased on the upside for a lot of stocks
    - 21 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 1:15pm -
  • Good opportunity to enter NMDC stock
    With tight supplies and growing demand, volumes and prices seem firm
    - 22 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 10:47pm -
  • JP Associates: Asset monetisation gaining pace
    The four deals it has done the past 12 months has enabled it to cut its debt by Rs 16,000 cr
    - 22 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 10:46pm -
  • PSU stocks surge. Should you buy?
    Analysts believe these stocks have more headroom but one has to be careful while investing
    - 22 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 10:44pm -
  • Secret handshakes in India fuel fastest Asia inflation
    India's top political parties are taking aim at a six-decade old practice of collusion among traders at produce markets that policy makers say helps fuel Asia's highest inflation.At Mumbai's Vashi market, middleman Nitin Parakh put a towel over his ...
    - 22 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 10:43pm -
  • Moody's downgrade risk: Additional concern for Hindalco
    Ongoing capacity expansion will add to volumes, but risks on declining aluminium premium and coal are a key concern
    - 23 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 10:48pm -
  • Tread carefully and trade with caution
    Under new rules which came into effect on March 3 in the island country, listed firms are required to inform the bourse if their board is aware of discussions of a potential proposal or is in talks on an agreement which may lead to a takeover of the ...
    - 23 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 10:43pm -
  • Analysts' corner
    Cummins India, Apollo Hospitals, Maruti Suzuki
    - 23 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 10:30pm -
  • Equity outlook: Post-poll hopes from govt, RBI
    Frontline stock indices are now trading in uncharted territory, with cyclical stocks leading the current rally, along with banks. When the frontline indices reached their previous respective highs (in December 2013), the rally was fuelled by ...
    - 24 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 12:49am -
  • Silver outlook: Buy the white metal on weakness
    In 2014, spot silver prices gained more than seven per cent, taking cues from gold prices which rose around 12.5 per cent during the same period. Silver prices have been trading positive due to a host of reasons. The prime one being an appeal for ...
    - 24 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 12:48am -
  • Where to find winners in foreign stocks
    By the end of 2013, total assets in the category had leapt to $1.4 tn, according to Lipper. That included inflows of $105 bn in 2013, the category's best year ever for attracting new cash, and a figure that crushed every other equity category
    - 25 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 10:39pm -
  • Further re-rating on the cards for oil marketing companies
    BPCL, HPCL, IOC likely to have improved earnings visibility, with a favourable diesel price, rupee and crude oil situation
    - 27 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 10:49pm -
  • Delivery-based volumes near a year's high
    Average monthly stock delivery volumes on the BSE, NSE have risen to 45.5% in Feb, the highest since March 2013
    - 27 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 10:48pm -
  • Are IT stocks a good contrarion bet?
    Analysts are still positive about the sector, say business growth will pick up going ahead
    - 28 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 10:49pm -

Business Standard PF

  • newAre family floater health plans cheaper?
    Family plans offer higher cover for a lower cost
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:43pm -
  • 10 financial products to help you plan your retirement
    Let us look into financial products for investment pre-retirement and post retirement.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:30am -
  • No TDS on deposits doesn't mean these are tax-free
    Interest income on deposits is taxable according to your tax bracket
    - 2 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:27pm -
  • Safeguard your special child's financial needs
    Setting up a private trust is the best option, as parents can include specific clauses for the child's welfare
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:10pm -
  • How beneficial are mergers for shareholders?
    Always watch the price paid for an acquisition and the strategic intention of a merger, say experts
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:09pm -
  • Exit non-performing mutual funds...
    ...but stick to those that have turned around because these could perform well once a new government is in place
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:08pm -
  • Consumer forum can order corrective retrospective action
    A bank cannot take advantage of an error committed by the share transfer agent for punching the wrong rejection code when this mistake had subsequently been corrected
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:05pm -
  • Mutual Funds: Hemant Rustagi
    Today, Hemant Rustagi, CEO of Wiseinvest Advisors , answers your questionsIs this the right time to revisit one's portfolio? The markets are moving up and we are expecting a stable government. My goals haven't changed, though. How do you rejig a ...
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:04pm -
  • Case study
    Every Monday, Business Standard analyses one family's finances and suggests a suitable way forward.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:02pm -
  • Realty check
    Budget: Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2 croreBusiness Standard brings you a snapshot of average current rates and unit sizes in localities that offer property in a price range of Rs 1.5 crore to Rs 2 crore. If you are looking at buying real estate and your ...
    - 3 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 11:01pm -
  • Your tax papers are an identity thief's dream
    Sensitive information such as PAN data can be misused to claim a fraudulent tax refund or obtain a credit card or a loan
    - 4 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 9:40pm -
  • Women need to be more aggressive
    Most women work for fewer years than men, which is why they need to start their equity investments early in order to have a financially secure retirement
    - 4 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 9:38pm -
  • Is dumb money better than smart money?
    In the US, there is proof to show that collective wisdom can predict stocks better than analysts
    - 4 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 9:37pm -
  • 10 taxes you should know about
    Through this article, we will try to figure out different types of taxes levied in Indian financial system and their effects
    - 5 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • Risk takers can opt for CPSE ETF
    With its portfolio concentrated in select stocks and sectors, it will be risky for retail individuals
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 9:59pm -
  • Benefits of Equity Systematic Investment Plan
    Equity Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an instrument which helps you avoid the risk of timing the markets and facilitate wealth creation
    - 6 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 9:03am -
  • No dividends in your direct plan?
    Don't worry on this count, as there are valid reasons regarding realised gains; look at other factors, too
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 9:45pm -
  • 5 ways to earn a good return on property investment
    investment in property has helped people in making wealth in short as well as long term
    - 7 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 9:27am -
  • How to choose between bank, housing finance company
    While the latter's rates can be stickier, the higher loan-to-value amount allows flexibility
    - 9 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:05pm -
  • Funding options for foreign studies
    If you don't have ready fund flow, you will never be able to get enrolled as it is first and foremost requirement of all universities
    - 9 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 9:21am -
  • Plan your investments at the start of the year
    Do not get carried away by tax planning. Prioritise, instead, to ensure you have enough for contingency and other requirements
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:20am -
  • Some muscle for small shareholders
    Provisions under the new Companies Act will give teeth to minority shareholders but only if they come together
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:19am -
  • Should you play the pre-election rally?
    Tinker a little with sectoral funds or stocks. You can start an SIP but don't overhaul the portfolio
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:18am -
  • You can say no to term plan bundled with home loan
    When a consumer takes a home loan he incurs a large liability, a big burden on his family if he died during the tenure.It makes sense for him to buy a life insurance policy that will pay off the home loan in the event of his death. It is imperative ...
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:15am -
  • Affordable and well-developed; good time to invest
    Hyderabad evolved as a preferred investment destination during 2007-2008. Both foreign and domestic private equity investors joined hands with local developers and invested in new projects or those under construction. Most investors opted for ...
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • Investing: Rishi Nathany
    Today, Rishi Nathany, a certified financial planner, answers your questionsWho should invest in international mutual funds (MFs)? I am 55 and only 30 per cent of my portfolio is in equities.At the age of 55, your exposure to equities at 30 per cent ...
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:13am -
  • Case study
    Business Standard analyses one family's finances and suggests a suitable way forward
    - 10 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 12:10am -
  • Date of allotment is key in under-construction flat
    CBDT has clarified that this date is important for re-investment of capital gains from a property to qualify for tax exemption under Section 54F
    - 11 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 9:40pm -
  • Not all deals on air tickets are sweet
    Low fares may not be available on all routes and will be on offer only for a limited period. So plan your trip accordingly
    - 11 days ago, 5 Apr 14, 9:39pm -
  • Make your Will smartly and avoid property disputes
    Will is a legal document that is prepared by the person who wants to transfer his possessions like property to his or her relative or person he wants the legal possessor of property after his death
    - 12 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 8:12am -
  • Protect your portfolio from poll outcome impact
    Partially hedge your portfolio. This leaves room for upside, say experts
    - 13 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:12pm -
  • 10 EPF FAQ's answered
    We bring you the top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on EPF and its operation
    - 13 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 10:36am -
  • Opt for short-term & medium-term funds
    Schemes with average maturity of two-three years are preferable
    - 15 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:24pm -
  • Do you have Rs 1 lakh to spare?
    Invest in Public Provident Fund before April 5 to earn maximum returns for the entire financial year
    - 16 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 10:07pm -
  • SIP these five stocks for the long term
    They are large-caps, leaders in their business and have good brand value
    - 17 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 11:30pm -
  • Has Right to Information come to your rescue?
    You can use the Act to get hold of vital facts on financial institutions before entrusting them with your money
    - 17 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 11:29pm -
  • When to go for online insurance plans
    Having an agent can help in the case of older consumers with pre-existing diseases or if there is a break in policy. Otherwise, online is cheaper and there is help, too
    - 17 days ago, 30 Mar 14, 11:28pm -
  • Sector funds provide a boost to your portfolio
    Returns from these funds can be higher in the long run but watch out for volatility, which can be more than diversified mutual funds or index funds
    - 18 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 9:30pm -
  • Small steps to save big money
    These basic purchases will go a long way in securing your family's future
    - 18 days ago, 29 Mar 14, 9:28pm -
  • Top 10 wealth management mistakes
    The essence of wealth management, as most managers would tell you, is distinct from portfolio management
    - 19 days ago, 28 Mar 14, 9:09am -
  • Fund pick: SBI Blue Chip Fund
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