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Eight stocks that will gain from sliding oil

Crude oil prices have dropped more than 35 per cent since June, driven by multiple factors, incl... »

Hero MotoCorp: Buy

Hero Motorcycles seen at the assembly line at the Hero Motocorp Garden Factory at Neemrana in Haryana. Photo: S. Subramanium

Parvatha Vardhini C

After a lull in the last two years, sales growth in the two-wheeler industry has touched double-... »
Easy Money

The taxman is tracking you

Aarati Krishnan

Quite a few people have a pathological aversion to paying taxes. To avoid tax, they put through... »

Index Outlook: Market puts up a resilient show

Lokeshwarri SK

India equity markets celebrated Diwali in style, with the Nifty regaining the 8,000 mark and the... »

HDFC Children’s Gift Savings plan: Buy

Radhika Merwin

The sharp rally in equities has left many investors wary of testing the waters. For such investo... »

Global Investor

Inflation brings cheer and gloom

Maulik Tewari

India cheered the recent cool-off in inflation, but in the developed world, very low rates of... »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Rupee to test its key short-term hurdle

Gurumurthy K

The Indian financial markets gave a thumbs-up to deregulation of diesel prices by the Governm... »

Beyond Stocks

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Home Truths

When you build your dream home

Meera Siva

Constructing your own house, rather than buying an apartment, may seem daunting. But if you h... »

Net Worth

Passion Pays

Four fads for Indian HNIs

Aarati Krishnan

Wealthy investors around the world may be quite taken with art, wine, climate change or Aliba... »

Funds

Tata Balanced Fund: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

With overheated stock markets, a measure of debt can help balance out the equity risk. Equity... »

Beyond Stocks

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Taking Cover

Protect from perils

Rajagopal G

Home insurance package policies are designed to take care of all possible perils your homes c... »

Sequence of returns matters too

B Venkatesh

If the sequence of returns goes awry, with negative returns following positive returns instead of the other way, it can lead to failure of achieving your life goals. This risk is greatest... »
Our Call

ICICI Pru Dynamic: BUY

Parvatha Vardhini C, BL Research Bureau

The markets have had a relentless run over the last year, with the Sensex and Nifty moving up 29 per cent each. The party has been merrier for small- and mid-cap stocks, which have skyrocke... »

Your fund portfolio

K Venkatasubramanian

I am new to mutual fund investing and plan to start monthly investments of ₹10,000 in mutual funds through the SIP (systematic investment plan) route. My goals are long-term, around... »

Inflation brings cheer and gloom

Maulik Tewari

India cheered the recent cool-off in inflation, but in the developed world, very low rates of inflation or, worse still, deflation – a fall in the general price level – continues to remain a w... »

Fund Basics

Switch in and out with ease

Investors in a scheme may want to shift either the whole or part of their investment onto another scheme of the same mutual fund. To simplify this process, investors have the facility... »
Commodity Watch

A not-so-sweet year for sugar

Nalinakanthi V

This year has not been a sweet year for sugar prices, both in the international and domestic markets. The international prices of raw sugar have remained volatile in the last ten months. <... »

Domestic gold market sparkles on festival demand

Gurumurthy K

The demand for gold is once again sparkling this Diwali. According to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation, gold sales this Diwali were 20 per cent higher than the previous year.... »

Big Data

Poorest and richest

Arvind Jayaram

India may be richer than the whole African continent in terms of the total wealth of its citizens, but due to its massive population, the average wealth per adult in the country is among t... »
Bullion Cues

Gold loses sheen

Gurumurthy K

After a sharp rise in the beginning of last week, the yellow metal lost momentum and reversed lower. It fell to a low of $1,226 on Thursday before closing at $1,231 on Friday, down 0.6 per cen... »

Debt Watch

Lock into high deposit rates

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Radhika Merwin

If you have been enjoying high interest rates on your bank deposits over the past year or so, you may want to brace yourself for a haircut. Taking a cue from the largest bank in the coun... »

When you build your dream home

Why they’re comfortable with risky chits

Jindal Steel & Power: Sell

Oberoi Realty

Spurred on by discipline

More loan to you

Crude oil prices extend losses in Asia

8 tips to track your financial health this festive season

Readers Say

Your article, “Is India sitting on a gold mine” gives encouraging news. We should give priority to this sector (gold mining) and reduce the hurdles.

With reference to the piece, “Happy D... »

Newsmaker

Big boo for Rometty

Meera Siva

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty was the target of irate investors this week after the tech giant reporting dismal quarterly results. The company’s sales were down 4 per cent year-on-year in the September... »

Currency Call

Rupee to test its key short-term hurdle

Gurumurthy K

The Indian financial markets gave a thumbs-up to deregulation of diesel prices by the Government. Following the announcement, the Indian rupee opened the week on a strong note at 61.2. A... »

Tata Balanced Fund: Buy

Anand Kalyanaraman

With overheated stock markets, a measure of debt can help balance out the equity risk. Equity-oriented balanced funds serve this purpose, and among the top in this category is Tata Balanced Fun... »

Passion Pays

Four fads for Indian HNIs

Aarati Krishnan

Wealthy investors around the world may be quite taken with art, wine, climate change or Alibaba’s New York debut, but Indian high net worth investors (HNIs) don’t follow these global fads. Lead... »

Your Taxes

Sanjiv Chaudhary

I have invested in a fixed deposit for five years and have opted for reinvestment on maturity. Will my interest be counted as income every year or only in the year of maturity? Should I pay... »

Small Change

‘Now’s the time to buy cheaper growth stories’

Anand Shah, CIO, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund

Bhavana Acharya

Markets will take a price correction over the next one year, before the actual execution of the Government's plans sparks the next jump, according to Anand Shah, CIO, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund. H... »

Taking Cover

Protect from perils

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Rajagopal G

Home insurance package policies are designed to take care of all possible perils your homes can be exposed to. These package policies offer cover in respect of damage to residential buildings n... »

Raw Input

Supplies weigh on cotton prices

Thanks to a rebound in world agricultural output in the northern hemisphere, there has been a sharp downturn in commodity prices in recent months. Falling crude oil prices and strengthening dol... »

HDFC Bank: Hold

Maruti may see some volatility

High Five

HDFC on a strong footing

Rethink vacation plans

Crude oil resumes downslide

Never get rejected for a loan – here’s the mantra!

Funds

Your Financial Plan

Suresh Parthasarathy



I am 26 and work for a multinational consulting firm. I am singl... »

Real Assets

Raw Input

Steel outlook not so bright

Maulik Tewari

With world steel demand continuing to lag supply, prices are expected to stay weak. Expanding... »

Funds

Anuradha Narayanan, Executive Assistant, public limited company, MF investor
Sounding Board

Knocked out by new fund offers

Nalinakanthi V

If you know someone who invested in mutual funds in the eighties and nineties, just say ‘NFO’... »
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