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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

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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.

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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

Your seed capital

The govt has relaunched the Kisan Vikas Patra with some tweaks. Does it merit your money?

Your seed capital

Effective tips to avoid ATM usage charges

There has been widespread debate at and criticism from consumer forums on the recent Reserve Bank of India directive regarding ATM usage charges.

Effective tips to avoid ATM usage charges

Digitisation to drive bank growth

The government’s ambitious Digital India programme is likely to bring in major gains for the banking industry...

Digitisation to drive bank growth

Don’t let emotions cloud your investment decisions

Why do investors make irrational financial choices? How do emotions impact their decisions?

Don’t let emotions cloud your investment decisions

Arbitrage funds safe if time horizon is at least six months

If the RBI cuts rates, how will my debt mutual funds benefit in the long run? Should I buy more units now?

Arbitrage funds safe if time horizon is at least six months

Financial savings poised to take off now

Despite a rise in policy rates, high inflation in recent years has sent real interest rates to the negative zone...

Financial savings poised to take off now

Investing: Knowing the unknown

What differentiates a Warren Buffett or a Peter Lynch from the average investor is an understanding of risk

Investing: Knowing the unknown
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