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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

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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

Investing in equity: Primary takeaways from past decade

This is an interesting phase for investors as both equity and debt are in a sweet spot...

Investing in equity: Primary takeaways from past decade

Real Estate: A pact to take over hassles of property sale

The first step in a ‘Vendor Takeover’ is the builder, the current homebuyer and the new homebuyer signing an agreement certifying that the three entities have their interests protected

Real Estate: A pact to take over hassles of property sale

Investing: As things look up, right debt-equity balance can fetch smart returns

Popular traditional debt products such as fixed deposits suffer from tax inefficiency. And their post-tax returns have little chance of beating ...

Investing: As things look up, right debt-equity balance can fetch smart returns

Bank, telecom stocks catch FII fancy

At the end of the September quarter, foreign institutional investor (FII) holdings in BSE-200 companies...

Bank, telecom stocks catch FII fancy

HUF’s income not added to one’s earnings for tax computation

A salaried employee with a private limited company, i pay R10,000 per month as rent.

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More compliance requirements for wealth tax payers

Wealth tax is levied on an individual at 1% of the amount by which his net wealth exceeds...

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A class of your own

The real pro at managing a study loan repays fast and taps tax benefits in initial years

Banking & Finance News

Tracking errors

Steering clear of avoidable mistakes while investing in stocks is key to a sound portfolio

Tracking errors

How NRIs can get a grip on MF taxability

For NRIs, a cost-effective way to participate in the Indian equity market is investing in mutual funds.

How NRIs can get a grip on MF taxability

Consumers flock to yellow metal

As gold prices dropped over 17% in a year, jewellery demand in India rose 60% year-on-year to 183 tonne in the three months to September this year.

Consumers flock to yellow metal

Early birds have best shot at fulfilling golden years

The key to a happy post-retirement life lies in building a corpus as soon as one starts earning.

Early birds have best shot at fulfilling golden years
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