Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Is your stock broker cheating you? Here's how you can avoid being duped

Is your stock broker cheating you? Here's how you can avoid being duped
Your stock broker could be taking you for a ride and goading you into taking investment decisions that benefit him. Here’s what you should keep in mind.
Planning your investments? Know how to use Excel to calculate the rate of return
The idea of the interest rate or rate of return helps one plan the investment by making appropriate selection of avenues.
Should you opt for closed-ended equity funds?
With no redemption pressure, these funds can take more aggressive investment bets. Let us explore whether it is a good approach.
RBI's IINSS-C promises to beat inflation, but is it tax-efficient?
Retail investors, for whom the IINSS-C was intended complain that it is tax-inefficient compared to the earlier inflation indexed bonds.
7 old gadgets that offer value for money
Upgraded versions of most gadgets are typically launched within a year of their release, but the older devices at lower prices offer you a better deal.
Quote of the week
“No single data or point or number will determine our next move but our effort is firmly on controlling inflation.”
Raghuram Rajan RBI Governor
Gupta's skewed investments & lack of surplus to hurt financial targets

Family Finances

Even though the Guptas have no liabilities and have a house of their own, their limited funds mean that they will have to put off planning for an important goal like retirement.
Lessons for investors from politics: Focus on process, not promises

Financial Planning

"Only when people understand the need for a process to manage risk and not run away from it, will they move away from the past and begin to modernise."
Prawn farming: How Sumedh Sawant makes profits from seafood business

Money-making venture

Sumedh Sawant’s seafood business comfortably straddles prawn farming and consultancy services.
How Sachin Kulkarni successfully moved from realty marketing to affordable housing


Avenue Venture Partners Real Estate Fund has invested Rs 20 crore in an upcoming AnandGram project, the first time a real estate fund has done so in an affordable housing project.

Financial Calculators

Plan your car
Plan your car
Car cart!
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.
Arthayantra's study of property prices and rents across top eight cities shows where buying is affordable and where living on rent is more cost-effective.
With its architecture, rich culture and sumptuous cuisine, Spain has a lot to offer to discerning travellers.
IDFC Premier Equity is among the leading funds in the mid- and small-cap category today. Under Kenneth Andrade, who has managed the fund since its inception, it has developed an enviable track record.
Banks may provide bridge finance for sale and purchase of property, if one has identified the flat to buy and has initiated sale of the existing one.
Though the stock doesn’t enjoy high valuations now, any de-merger or restructuring of the business verticals can trigger a rally in the counter.
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Markets Watch
Markets Watch
Round up of stock, currency, bond, money and real estate market
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IPO Watch
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