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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Equity, gold, real estate: Tips to make your first investments

Equity, gold, real estate: Tips to make your first investments
First-time investors often find it difficult to choose the right option. ET helps you navigate the unchartered waters.
Why small-sized MFs have remained unnoticed despite churning out good returns
The total AUM has come down from Rs 787 cr in Sept 2010 to Rs 481 cr in Sept 2013, despite the 5% absolute rise in the Nifty.
Avoid stocks whose fortunes depend on elections: Hemant Kanawala
The US Fed’s decision to postpone QE tapering has triggered the flow of global liquidity to India and has driven the markets up, says Hemant Kanawala.
Sensex at a new-high: Three cheap stocks worth investing in
Don’t avoid beaten down stocks completely, for there are some scrips worth investing in, and with the help of experts, we have picked three for you.
All you need to know about home loan principal, interest
In the third part of the series on calculations to simplify your financial life, find out how to figure out the cumulative payments.
Quote of the week
"Investor confidence is high. The markets seem to be happy, but I would caution investors against excessive exuberance."
P Chidambram Union Finance Minister
Proper planning by the Rodrigues will help ease their post-retirement years

Family Finances

The Rodrigues can plan a comfortable life due to the investments made in the past. They must, however, beef up their contingency fund for medical needs.
Strategic investing can ensure easy retirement

Financial Planning

Proper asset allocation in growth and income avenues will allow your money to grow and fight inflation, making sure that the corpus does not dwindle during your lifetime.
Lighthouse Partners: IIM-A grad Rajiv Burman successfully heads a Rs 2 crore head-hunting business

Money-making venture

So, in 1978, he quit his job and moved to Delhi, where his brother was based, to jointly start a packaging business.
Esha Media Research: How R S Iyer made it into a Rs 22 crore news monitoring agency

Entrepreneurs

Despite no entrepreneurial leanings, R S Iyer ventured into an unknown field, and has spun Esha Media Research into India's leading news monitoring agency.

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.
Two authorities have the power to affect the economy: the central government, which does so through its fiscal policy and the Reserve Bank of India.
Reserve Bank of India had hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points in September and has raised it by the same quantum again in October.
Ipca Laboratories has reported a lacklustre performance in the second quarter of 2013-14, with net sales and net profit up by only 10% and 3.5%.
There were signs of gradual economic improvement in the US economy after a report showed that the business activity expanded in October.
Find out about the types of investments that will automatically be passed on to a nominee and those that can only be claimed by legal heirs.
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