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Investment tip: What is the difference between trading and investing

While purpose of investment is to build wealth, trading seeks to take advantage of temporary market events

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PF to gain from equity investment

Although many labour unions have opposed the move for years, the government has implemented the new investment pattern

PF to gain from equity investment

Glitter wanes, but gear up to strike gold in six months

WITH the yellow metal long seen as a safe haven and a hedge against inflation, global gold prices surged from $256 per ounce in 2001...

Glitter wanes, but gear up to strike gold in six months

Getting married? Few financial planning tips

Marriage, apart from a new beginning, entails a fusion of two separate financial setups. To put it bluntly, it's not an easy task.

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Planning for a comfortable life after retirement? Here are a few tips

A calculated approach is necessary if you want to ensure a comfortable life after retirement

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Things to keep in mind if you wish to buy a property abroad

If you are looking to make investments overseas, it’s important to be aware of certain exchange control laws and income-tax implications to maximise your gains.

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Banks losing out to cheaper credit

While banks’ share in incremental source of financing has declined from 65% in FY14 to 45% in FY15, non-bank sources of financing have picked...

Banks losing out to cheaper credit

Start saving early to ensure the best of all worlds for your child

It is advisable to save for near-term goals via debt instruments, and invest in equity instruments for long-term goals, such as education or marriage

Start saving early to ensure the best of all worlds for your child

Insurers must take cue from PM’s initiative, tap the masses

Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana and Suraksha Beema Yojana, recently launched through the banking network by the Centre, have proved fairly successful in ensuring ease of access to the poor and the middle-cl

Insurers must take cue from PM’s initiative, tap the masses

Investment tip :Tax free bonds of PSUs provide retail investors a safe option

Tax-free bonds issued by public sector firms provide retail investors a safe and lucrative option.

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Tax Talk: Filing of income tax returns made simpler for Aadhaar card holders

With people becoming increasingly tech savvy, e-filing of income-tax returns is gaining in popularity. Additionally, with new forms and under the fresh filing...

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India INC stares at poor quarter

Muted consumption, delay in revival of the investment cycle and fall in global commodity prices will weigh on corporate India’s Q1 results.

India INC stares at poor quarter

Disciplined long-term approach towards equity investing the key

Investors who wait for ideal market conditions often miss the bus. Time — and not timing — is the key to equity investing

Disciplined long-term approach towards equity investing the key

Health Insurance: Opt for suitable riders, add-on covers to maximise your benefit

Add-on plans play a critical role in giving you a better coverage at an affordable premium. It is better than buying a new health policy altogether. If you have a new requirement wherein the estimated

Health Insurance: Opt for suitable riders, add-on covers to maximise your benefit

Should you go for fixed or float rates for taking a home loan?

A fixed rate loan gives a sense of security and certainty, but borrowers may lose out if rates dip.

Borrowing fixed rate News

Increasing risk appetite drives sales of ULIPs

While the annualised premium of the life insurance industry contracted 9% in FY15, it is expected to grow at 12-15% in FY16 on the back of an improved capital market scenario and moderation in physica

Increasing risk appetite drives sales of ULIPs

How to claim HRA to maximise tax exemption

If you are a salaried employee and staying in a rented accommodation, you can claim the house rent allowance (HRA) exemption...

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Investment Tip: ‘It’s never a good idea to time the market’

Growing number of new demat accounts, surge in assets under management in equity schemes of mutual funds and increasing sales of unit-linked insurance policies...

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Here are a few investment options that help you save tax and reap good return

A right mix of financial instruments will not only help you save tax, but also reap good returns

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Deposit holders must file forms 15H, 15G to avoid TDS

Banks deduct 10% TDS on the interest paid on fixed deposits. If the individual does not provide the PAN, the bank will deduct TDS on interest from fixed deposit at 20%...One must note that while submi

Deposit holders must file forms 15H, 15G to avoid TDS

The road most taken for a nest egg

Most Indians prefer to invest in instruments like insurance and fixed deposits to build a retirement corpus. About 60% use savings accounts to prepare...

The road most taken for a nest egg

Leverage can help executives give shareholders a better deal

Leverage can magnify earnings both up and down. The profits of highly leveraged firms might soar with small upturns in revenue

Leverage can help executives give shareholders a better deal

Income Tax: Super-senior citizens exempt from filing e-returns even if earning over Rs 5 lakh

As per recent changes in the procedure to file returns, relief has been provided to super senior citizen (80 years and above) from electronic filing.

Income Tax: Super-senior citizens exempt from filing e-returns even if earning over Rs 5 lakh

Investing: Pullout gives NPS pull

New norms on partial withdrawal from NPS Tier-I account are set to make the scheme more attractive

Investing: Pullout gives NPS pull

Tax talk: Can loss from sale of listed shares be set off against any other income?

The Mumbai Bench of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal held that a long-term capital loss on the sale of listed securities is available for setoff against the long-term capital gains on sale of land

Tax talk: Can loss from sale of listed shares be set off against any other income?

Carve out comfortable retired life by starting to save early

The most important trick is to start saving for retirement early. The earlier you start, the more you benefit from the power of compounding

Carve out comfortable retired life by starting to save early

Mutual Funds: Diversified equity funds suitable for investment horizon of five years

The option of investment via SIPs is available for balanced funds. Most AMCs offer the top-up option for SIPs.

Mutual Funds: Diversified equity funds suitable for investment horizon of five years
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