Monday, August 12, 2013

Small equity investor? How to safeguard your interests

Small equity investor? How to safeguard your interests
Small shareholders should not remain passive onlookers as greedy promoters push ahead with their agenda. Find out how you can assert yourself and safeguard your interests as a part-owner of the company.
How can retail investors play a more active role?
Investors should conduct due diligence before putting their money in a company. They should check for past offences or a poor track record of the company or its promoters, says Prithvi Haldea, Prime Database.
Should you invest in US-focused funds?
Though such funds offer diversification and counter the ills plaguing the Indian market, the returns are likely to be moderate in the long term.
How to transfer your property
Find out whether you should use a gift deed or relinquishment deed to pass on realty.
How importers and exporters could use a forex hedge to minimise losses
Hedging, in any asset class, is a strategy to decrease or transfer risk in order to protect one’s portfolio or business from uncertainty in prices.
Quote of the week
"Managing stocks is becoming challenging with the variables changing so rapidly."
Raamdeo Agrawal Co-founder
Reducing debt will help Chourasiyas achieve goals

Family Finances

Despite shortcomings, simple and realistic goals meant that the Chourasiyas would be able to meet their targets if they follow the step-by-step approach.
Lesson from NSEL fiasco: Never take risks without a buffer in place

Financial Planning

Without adequate capital from investors willing to take risks, it is not possible to keep the promises to other investors who expect fixed returns. Kartik Saboo squeezes profit from online food discounts

Money-making venture

An entrepreneur at 21, Kartik Saboo's online food discount venture is yielding Rs 6-7 lakh a month.
Arvind Kunte: Generates Rs 10 cr from a loss-making firm which he took over at 64


Arvind Kunte took over a loss-making freight company at the age of 64 and turned it aroundâ€"the firm generated Rs 10 cr last year.

Financial Calculators

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Use this calculator to find out if it is worthwhile to shift your home loan to another bank? Just enter the data and click next. It's that easy.
Home Loan Refinance
Home Loan Refinance
Should you refinance your home loan?
Find out how much you will have on retirement with different combinations of savings, percentage returns, time to go and tax rate.
It is a high-risk, high-return bet and, therefore, investors with a moderate risk appetite can consider this counter for parking their long-term money.
Go through these pointers to ensure that your gender doesn't stand in the way of success at work.
Switzerland may have become a tick-in-the-box destination, but it still has a lot to offer.
People usually get worried and shun such markets, but history has proved that fortunes are made in such despondent times, says Vikaas Sachdeva of Edelweiss AMC.
PAN has to be quoted in the income tax returns and for various financial transactions, such as investments, and purchase/sale of property.
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