Monday, August 19, 2013

Stocks at multi-year low prices: Bargain buys or value traps?

Stocks at multi-year low prices: Bargain buys or value traps?
Even though stocks are quoting at multi-year low prices, it is too early to go bottom fishing. Here are the things you should keep in mind to avoid making the wrong choice.
Beaten down sectors: Is it time for bottom fishing?
ET Wealth reached out to experts and asked them if this is the right time to buy the shares of sectors that have been beaten down. Here's what they have to say.
10 stocks that destroyed Rs 6,86,559 crore
Investors and promoters have lost more in these 10 stocks since 2008 than that lost by the entire market after the dotcom bust in 2000.
Tax-efficient fixed maturity plans a good investment option now
Given the rate uncertainty in the near future, the tax-efficient FMPs may be the right choice. Here's how to pick the right ones.
Does buying a plot of land suit your budget and needs? Find out
While a plot of land is likely to fetch higher returns in the long term, it also comes with certain drawbacks. Find out if such an investment suits your budget and needs.
Quote of the week
"We donĂ¢€™t need monopolies. Instead, we need 4-5 banks of big size since large banks can become too big to fail."
D Subbarao Governor
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.
Scams in India: Reasons why fraudsters continue to thrive

Financial Planning

Supply of motivated offenders, availability of suitable targets and lack of capable guardians would lead to a routine level of criminal activity in society.
Rahil Mehta's Big Red Tent proves that camping on a franchise model can be profitable

Money-making venture

Rahil Mehta charges an annual royalty of 20% from the franchises and provides them with the expertise and training needed to run a campsite.
Karbonn: How Pardeep Jain managed to create a Rs 2,400 cr telecom behemoth


Our foray into the telecom vertical followed soon. In the mid-1990s, mobile phones were just beginning to make a foray, so we decided to make the most of it.

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