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Stick to your financial resolutions

Avoid mistakes made in the past and assess where you went wrong while planning investments for the New Year

Stick to your financial resolutions

Riders on the equity storm

Indian markets outperformed global peers, giving a shot in arm for equity MFs and Ulips. What to expect in 2015

Riders on the equity storm

Positive sentiments help insurance turn a new leaf

The Indian life insurance industry is at an inflection point, much like its economy itself. After two successive years of sub-5% growth...

Positive sentiments help insurance turn a new leaf

Gold loses lustre of old. What next?

The new year may see a further decline in gold prices as metal loses inflation-hedge appeal

Gold, Gold price, gold prices, gold price india, gold rate News

Before you say goodbye to 2014, introspect on your investments

Make the most of this opportunity to learn from your mistakes and consider the ways you can make the portfolio work better

Before you say goodbye to 2014, introspect on your investments

Be the loan ranger

From partial prepayments to switching the lender, a smart borrower can employ many a trick

Be the loan ranger

With guarantee or bonus: How do you like your life cover?

Going by returns, life insurance products fall under various categories.

With guarantee or bonus: How do you like your life cover?

For a rewarding 2015, be a little picky

The past year has been an eventful one for financial markets with many delivering strong results despite headlines...

For a rewarding 2015, be a little picky

Defence mechanism

Managing investment risk through a sound asset allocation strategy can be effective

Markets News

Loss: It’s a lot like gain if you know the provisions

In case of business losses, it is important to file the return by the deadline. Apart from the advantage of the opportunity to file a revised return, it helps in securing a carryforward and set-off. T

Loss: It’s a lot like gain if you know the provisions

India Inc earnings ready to leap

For equity investors, returns in 2015 will depend on companies’ earnings growth, the extent of fall in interest rates and progress on reforms...

India Inc earnings ready to leap

Insurance poised for reforms, standardisation next year

At a recent insurance seminar by Lloyd’s of London, Jeremy Cox, CEO of Bermuda Monetary Authority...

Insurance poised for reforms, standardisation next year

Selecting a fund merely on past year’s performance a mistake

Are gilt funds as safe as bank fixed deposits (FDs)...

Selecting a fund merely on past year’s performance a mistake

Tech firms write code of wealth

Over 2009-14, Eicher Motors has been the fastest wealth creator for investors, followed by Bajaj Finance.

Tech firms write code of wealth

The great Indian sale

PSU stake sales offer retail investors a good buying opportunity. Should you bite?

The great Indian sale

Tax implications of second home: Various scenarios

As per Indian tax laws, if a person owns just one property and it is vacant, the property can be considered self-occupied...

Tax implications of second home: Various scenarios

Rate cut round the corner, time to bond with the best

In the December monetary policy review, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan gave the industry and individuals hope by...

Rate cut round the corner, time to bond with the best

Spread your bets across stocks and be willing to accept mistakes: Aswath Damodaran

An authority on valuation and applied corporate finance, Aswath Damodaran, professor of finance at Stern School of Business, New York University, says a lot of uncertainty in the market creates bargai

Spread your bets across stocks and be willing to accept mistakes: Aswath Damodaran

Fundamental change in investor sentiment

Equity funds continued to report a net inflow for the seventh consecutive month in November.

Fundamental change in investor sentiment

You can return your health cover within 15 days if it doesn’t meet your expectations: Know more

All new individual health insurance policies will now have a 15-day free-look period from the date of receipt.

Markets News

Life cover proceeds not always tax-free

Life insurance has always been a popular investment avenue as the premium paid can be claimed as deduction from taxable income.

Life cover proceeds not always tax-free

CPSU ETF: Are the rewards worth the high risk?

The first CPSU ETF — launched in March, nearly two years after it was first mooted — has been a roaring success so far.

CPSU ETF: Are the rewards worth the high risk?

Investing: Quantum of balance

Bonds give your portfolio the much-needed equilibrium. Here’s how to go about buying them

Markets News

Advance tax: It’s time for second instalment

The holiday season is around the corner and so is the due date for payment of the second instalment of advance tax...

Advance tax: It’s time for second instalment

India Inc’s Asset quality looks up

Indian companies’ balance sheets are gradually improving. The interest coverage ratio for 2,500 listed companies was stable in the first two...

India Inc’s Asset quality looks up

What working women can do to make life less taxing

There are certain provisions under the Income Tax Act, 1961, that allow salaried women to maximise their tax benefits...

What working women can do to make life less taxing

Gifts received from spouse qualify for tax exemption

Gifts received from spouse qualify for tax exemption...

Gifts received from spouse qualify for tax exemption
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