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Five reasons to buy gold now

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

The last few years have been harrowing for gold investors, with international prices of the m... »

Coromandel International: Buy

Key input Higher availability of phosphoric acid should boost sales

Nalinakanthi V

The stock of the country’s leading fertiliser maker Coromandel International has gained about... »

Is India sitting on a gold mine?

Sandeep Lakhwara, Managing Director, Deccan Gold Mines

Rajalakshmi Nirmal

India has very large resources of gold, say several geological studies. One estimate (2005 st... »

Index Outlook: A Happy Diwali for Indian investors

Lokeshwarri SK

Dalal Street has much to feel pleased about this Diwali. The Sensex and the Nifty have moved... »
Viewpoint

Valuations, fundamentals favour fixed income

Rahul Goswami

With valuations and macro-fundamentals in favour, there lies a strong case for investing in f... »

Funds

Meet the real long-term investors

Lokeshwarri SK

A friend once riled us by saying that everyone who invests in stocks is actually a ‘trader’ a... »

Firm Calls

Lost plot If home buyers keep away from DLF, sales will be hit further

DLF: Sell

Meera Siva

Shares of real estate major DLF tumbled last week after SEBI found irregularities in the comp... »

Real Assets

Commodity Call

Natural gas price to remain under check

ANAND KALYANARAMAN, GURUMURTHY K

While global natural gas prices yo-yoed in 2014, the price of most of the fuel produced i... »

Global Investor

Currency Call

Rupee’s rally can halt at 61

Gurumurthy K

It was a volatile week for the Indian rupee. The currency opened the week at 61.28. It recove... »

Your Money

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Don’t let rising power bills shock you

Arvind Jayaram

Electricity costs are rising. So, if you don’t want to get saddled with a hefty bill, it pays... »

Funds

A savvy tax-saver: Axis Long Term Equity - Buy

Bhavana Acharya

Tax planning on your mind? Equity-linked savings scheme (ELSS) plans, which are covered under... »

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

You may have worked hard for a number of days to put together money for the down payment of a particular loan, but in today’s date, doing that is not enough. Unless and until a prospective bank or... »

Infosys: BUY

K Venkatasubramanian, BL Research Bureau

After considerable churn in its senior management over the past few years, IT major Infosys has finally settled down with a new non-promoter CEO at the helm.The company has been wi... »

Money alerts

Go online

Now Facebook users can send money availing Kotak Mahindra Bank's new KayPay service.

BL Research Bureau

Facebook is not just for exchanging news or photographs with your friends, if you sign up for Kotak Mahindra Bank’s new KayPay service. What’s so different about it? Well, it’s a... »

Your financial plan

Suresh Parthasarathy

I am 45 and work as a freelance software trainer. My wife, 40, is a homemaker. My daughter is in class three and my son in class one. I have aged parents with ailments. My father has an eme... »

Your Fund Portfolio

Parvatha Vardhini C

I am a retired bank employee with no liabilities. I have invested lump-sum amounts ranging from ₹25,000 to ₹50,000 in each of the following funds during the last two years — Axis Equity, DSP... »

Your Taxes

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Rajesh Srinivasan



I inherited gold jewellery when my grandmother passed away. Its present value is around ₹30 lakh. How do I disclose it in my income? What documentation do I require... »
Commodity Call

Natural gas price to remain under check

ANAND KALYANARAMAN, GURUMURTHY K

While global natural gas prices yo-yoed in 2014, the price of most of the fuel produced in India held steady at $4.2 an mmbtu so far. That’s because the new Government deferred raising the... »

Due Diligence

Invest and insure wisely for your little one

First steps Start saving for your baby's future early. ALENKADR/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

K Venkatasubramanian

So your tiny bundle of joy has just arrived and it’s the happiest moment of your life. But now begins the task of planning for your baby’s future. No, we don’t mean the usual vaccinations that... »

Future Perfect

Write a call on Arvind

KS BADRI NARAYANAN

While the long-term outlook remains positive for Arvind, in the short term, the stock is likely to come under pressure. A conclusive close below ₹272 can trigger a fresh fall to ₹234. A close belo... »

DLF: Sell

Lost plot If home buyers keep away from DLF, sales will be hit further

Meera Siva

Shares of real estate major DLF tumbled last week after SEBI found irregularities in the company’s 2007 IPO filing. Does the recent steep fall offer an entry point for investors? Not rea... »

High Five: SBI, ITC, Reliance, Infosys, Tata Steel

Rupee’s rally can halt at 61

IPCA Laboratories — losing potency

Don’t let rising power bills shock you

DCB Bank: Buy

Small Change

Your taxes

Fewer billionaires in India this year

8 tips to track your financial health this festive season

Festival of lights

Shahid Charania

We are in that part of the year when festivities take over. Nine days ahead of Navratri incarnations of Goddess Durga are worshipped across India. During this auspicious time many people plan to pu... »
Portfolio Ideas

Can retirees seek tax-efficient investments?

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B Venkatesh

Whether you are a working executive or a retiree, you prefer tax-efficient investments. But creating tax-efficient portfolios is a challenge if you are a retiree. As a working executive, you were... »
Money Talk

‘I am a firm believer in equities’

Ashwini Kumar Hooda, Deputy Managing Director, Indiabulls Housing

Parvatha Vardhini C

At times when markets are scaling highs, investing through diversified equity mutual funds rather than taking direct exposure in equities is sensible, declares Ashwini Kumar Hooda, Deputy MD, I... »

Meet the real long-term investors

Lokeshwarri SK

A friend once riled us by saying that everyone who invests in stocks is actually a ‘trader’ and not an ‘investor’. His argument was that the so-called ‘investors’ are not actually involved with... »

Splurge

A holiday tailor-made for you

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Elizabeth Mathew

 How can you make a travel experience better? By customising it to meet your needs, of course. In their quest for a holiday that’s tailored specifically to their needs, high net worth... »

Franklin India Flexi Cap: Buy

K Venkatasubramanian

If you are looking for a fund that invests in a blend of large- and mid-cap stocks without undue risks, Franklin India Flexi Cap is a suitable choice.Over one-, three- and five-year time... »

Home Truths

Hunt for homes online

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Puja Gupta

Doing adequate research before zeroing in on a property ensures that you don’t end up making a bad decision. In this regard, the online mode is increasingly becoming the most preferred platform... »

Big Data

2014 India rich list

Meera Siva

The richest in India are not getting any richer. Data from Forbes India Rich List shows that wealth levels have stagnated for the top 20 of the country’s mega rich. Since 2009, their wealth has inc... »
Raw Input

Expanding supplies dim rubber outlook

G Chandrashekhar

Natural rubber prices have steadily drifted lower this year, continuing a trend that started three years ago. Prices have fallen by as much as 70 per cent from the peak seen in February 2011. T... »

From the Ring

It's all in the basics

Arun Thukral

When the economy is improving and FIIs and DIIs are betting big on Indian markets investors tend to invest in all kinds of stocks, risking their capital. Golden rule
... »

Reality check

Shoppers Stop: Sell

A savvy tax-saver: Axis Long Term Equity - Buy

GMR Infrastructure

G-sec yields to fall

Why your refund is delayed

Gem of an investment

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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