How to home in on your property

Choose from these five real estate themes that hold great promise
We’ve all heard that the Budget has a lot in store for the realty sector. The buzz is th... »

Index outlook: Market puts up a resilient show

The Sensex and the Nifty managed to record gains despite renewed political turmoil
Bulls fought valiantly last week to pull the Sensex and the Nifty from the brink of a deep decli... »

What drives property prices?

Have you ever wondered why property prices in a neighbouring town head for the stratosph... »

UTI Dynamic Bond Fund: Buy

The fund has been spot on with its rate calls in a volatile period for debt market
With many uncertainties about where interest rates will head, debt fund investors may be una... »

Shop till you drop, online

Besides being cheap and offering variety, reputed sites sell only authentic products
If you’re the type that likes to trudge from one to shop another in Chennai’s T Nagar or New Del... »

Your Money

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Fuel costs running high? Get a card

Use co-branded credit cards to get good discounts on fuel bills
What is the one retail outfit you visit many times a month and spend regardless of price rise... »

Your Money

Portfolio Ideas

Financial lifecycle — when to do what

Identify key ideas and work on them as you move along the career path
If you are interested in managing your finances, you should know how your financial decisions... »

Your Money

Your financial plan

I am 37 and work for a private firm. My wife is a homemaker. We... »

Firm Calls

Big deals Several big ticket client wins hold the company in good stead

Tech Mahindra: Buy

Good growth and diversified revenue mix make Tech Mahindra a good pick
Over the last few years, Tech Mahindra has climbed the outsourcing ladder to become the fifth la... »

Firm Calls

Smooth drive Expanding presence in the after-sales market should
improve margins

Gabriel India: Buy

This shock absorber maker has what it takes to ride over speed bumps. The momentum should continue
Investors can buy the Gabriel India stock to ride on the expected recovery in automobile sale... »


ICICI Pru Top 200: Buy

The fund isn’t a chartbuster but scores with steady returns over the long term
Even as the markets touch new highs, there is volatility, especially in the mid-cap segment. »
investing basics

Relation between capital structure and cashflows

In the pr... »
Return Tracker

FMCG funds go slow

With the meteoric rise of cyclical stocks in the rally from September last year, the FMCG sector has lost its place as the apple of the market’s eye. The two funds dedicated to this sect... »

Future Perfect

Crompton Greaves to move in a sideways manner

Despite the sharp surge last week, the long-term outlook still remains weak for the stock. Only a close above ₹268 will make the long-term outlook positive. The stock is now crucially placed. It f... »
Fund Basics

Tech help to manage MF investments

Several facilities have been provided to help investors manage their investments in mutual funds with ease. Here are answers to queries in this regard. How do I purchase units by send... »

Gold to head north on geo-political tensions

Spot gold prices in the country dropped last week following trends in the international market. At ₹2,809 per gm, the price of 24-carat gold was down 1.4 per cent.The weak rupee didn’t h... »

Your taxes

I took a housing loan from a bank. I now plan to repay it with funds borrowed from my Hindu Undivided Family (HUF), in which I am the Karta (patriarch). I plan to pay the interest to my HUF.... »

Home Truths

Bequeath your home, not the loan

A home loan is the biggest debt most people will ever shoulder, as a house is probably one of the most expensive purchases they will ever make. But an unforeseen critical illness, disabi... »

Let your pot of gold create social impact

VG Suchindran, CEO, IFMR Investment Adviser Services

Wouldn’t you like to invest in a fund that gives decent returns and also makes you feel good about making a social impact? The social venture fund launched by IFMR Investment Adviser Ser... »


No prepayment charges

Borrowed money from a non-banking finance company to buy your dream house? If you have some surplus and are thinking of repaying a part of the loan, you can now do so without paying a prepaym... »

Your financial plan

I am 37 and work for a private firm. My wife is a homemaker. We have a son aged five. We live in my parent’s house, though they live independently with a pension o... »

Your Fund Portfolio

Global jitters, rupee shivers

Asia-Pacific property boom

Gabriel India: Buy

Discussion on cash flow from investing activities

IRB Infra on high road with good order-book

Don’t ask for the moon

High Five: SBI (₹2,421.5)

YES Bank : Buy

Investors have been chasing banking stocks in recent times for reasons ranging from a plausible economic recovery to the recent easing of norms governing lending to infrastructure projects. »

Alerts: Once-a-year SIP

Axis Mutual Fund now allows you to invest in any of its funds once a year under its yearly SIP scheme. A minimum ₹12,000 each year and at least three instalments are required to be made un... »
From the Ring

Play the arbitrage game

As the Indian investor takes to algo trading, high-frequency trading and other technological innovations, you might think that the difference in the price quoted for the same stock on the... »

Chana prices nearing a bottom

With sky-rocketing food prices on one side, households are taking solace from chana prices coming down. While most pulses have seen an increase in price over the last three months, chana price... »

High Five

SBI (₹2,561.4) Last week, the stock smartly recouped some of its previous week’s loss by gaining 5.8 per cent. However, the stock is testing a key resistance between ₹2,580 and ₹2,... »
Your Stock Portfolio

GSK Pharma — unhealthy trends

Here are some answers to readers’ queries on the performance of their stock holdings.Will Camlin Fine Sciences sustain at current levels? What is the outlook for it? Vag... »

Product Review

A calamity-proof cover for your home

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance has launched a new home insurance plan which covers most risks, including earthquakes and terror attacks. It has no compulsory excesses, which means the ins... »

Don’t get taxed by a foreign stint

Think ahead: Obtaining a Tax Residency Certificate is crucial to avoiding
double taxation. - ARTENS/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Even with a lucrative compensation package, an assignment overseas could be taxing if there are unplanned outflows, particularly on account of double taxation. Here’s a couple of commonplac... »

Tech Mahindra: Buy

Big deals Several big ticket client wins hold the company in good stead Over the last few years, Tech Mahindra has climbed the outsourcing ladder to become the fifth largest IT vendor listed in India. The company has also been able to make strong inroads into newer se... »
Spend Smart

Fuel costs running high? Get a card

Get cash back on fuel - Nexus 7/

What is the one retail outfit you visit many times a month and spend regardless of price rise? A fuel station, of course. With petrol and diesel almost essential for most, expenditure on fuel r... »

Financial lifecycle — when to do what

Transport trouble

ICICI Pru Top 200: Buy

Relation between capital structure and cashflows

Currency call: Rupee is range bound in the short-term

Worst could be over for copper

China goes Green

For decades, Mumbai’s crumbling urban transport infrastructure has struggled to cope with the daily demands of its masses. The city’s response to this pressure has been slow and disjointed. In recent... »

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