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Monkey's guide to stock investing in 2015: 3 random-pick portfolios
Business

Monkey's guide to stock investing in 2015: 3 random-pick portfolios

Can random picks, Monkeys throwing darts at a list of stocks, generate a winning portfolio to beat the main indices? To improve the odds for our three Monkey portfolios, we have randomly picked the stocks from different indices.

Caveat investor: DLF and listed realtors have destroyed Rs 3,30,000 cr wealth
Money

Caveat investor: DLF and listed realtors have destroyed Rs 3,30,000 cr wealth

Many people would have made money from rising real estate prices; but investors in listed real estate companies have seen nothing but large-scale wealth destruction for as long as they can remember

Sonia Gandhi loses Rs 10 lakh worth of bonds: Hasn't she heard of a demat account?
Money

Sonia Gandhi loses Rs 10 lakh worth of bonds: Hasn't she heard of a demat account?

Even the most powerful, it seems, don't do elementary things like keeping paper investments in demat form. Sonia Gandhi, for instance

How Rs 3,00,000 crore of investor money simply vanished down the real estate hole
Real estate

How Rs 3,00,000 crore of investor money simply vanished down the real estate hole

There is a huge mismatch between high real estate prices and low real estate profits and share prices. Who is hijacking the value in real estate?

The crooked timber of humanity: Mumbai's real estate market
Economy

The crooked timber of humanity: Mumbai's real estate market

Why is the Mumbai real estate market so unreal? With an unsold inventory of Rs 2.5 lakh crore, and prices still not falling? Every Mumbaikar's story is now bound around real estate dreams and nightmares

Is finmin an Honest Broker when it comes to advising EPFO?
Investing

Is finmin an Honest Broker when it comes to advising EPFO?

Should the EPFO, not the smartest of retirement fund custodians, be investing where the finance ministry tells it to?

Why RBI's fresh attack on gold is also doomed to fail
Economy

Why RBI's fresh attack on gold is also doomed to fail

The RBI's efforts to curb gold imports and lending against gold goes against common sense.

The explainer: Why pure chit funds are a risky bet
Business

The explainer: Why pure chit funds are a risky bet

Unregistered chit funds are several times more than registered ones. The risks are thus great

Why you should not believe LIC on Ulips
Investing

Why you should not believe LIC on Ulips

Ulips help the insurance company, its agents and the government. But they are a bad deal for investors buying "insurance". So stay clear of Ulips.

How Obama and Manmohan will drive up the price of gold
Economy

How Obama and Manmohan will drive up the price of gold

If Obama wins and our government continues to worsen the budgetary gap - as seem likely - gold bulls should be in high spirits

Why SBI chief is all wrong in his understanding of CRR
Economy

Why SBI chief is all wrong in his understanding of CRR

The SBI chief, in calling for the reduction or abolition of CRR, is essentially pleading for unlimited money expansion and inflation.

The case against equity: In the long run we are all dead
Investing

The case against equity: In the long run we are all dead

Is equity investing really that good a long-term option? Americans are turning away from it, and maybe equity isn't all that it is cracked up to be

Subbarao's job just got harder - thanks to Q4 GDP crash
Economy

Subbarao's job just got harder - thanks to Q4 GDP crash

The sharp fall in GDP growth makes the RBI's job tougher. Whatever it does, there is no early nirvana.

2G: Loop asks govt to pay up Rs 4,700 cr for damages
Business

2G: Loop asks govt to pay up Rs 4,700 cr for damages

Loop Telecom has invoked the India-Mauritius bilateral treaty and has asked the government to compensate it for the expenses incurred by the company.

Bailout lunacy: ONGC, oil cos, banks, power, aviation...and LIC?
Business

Bailout lunacy: ONGC, oil cos, banks, power, aviation...and LIC?

LIC's bailout is by no means the last in a series of bailouts seen as an alternative to reform. At some point, LIC too may need a bailout or capital infusion, too.

Markets slap govt: 10 takeouts on ONGC's flop auction
Investing

Markets slap govt: 10 takeouts on ONGC's flop auction

The markets gave the ONGC share auction the thumbs down. It is a message to the finance ministry to stop treating the public sector as private property

Zenith's FCCB default: Is it a case of can't pay or won't pay?
Business

Zenith's FCCB default: Is it a case of can't pay or won't pay?

Zenith Info seems to have cash on its balance-sheet, but it has still defaulted on its FCCBs. What gives?

Rs 9,00,000 cr: That's bank money stuck in risky sectors
Economy

Rs 9,00,000 cr: That's bank money stuck in risky sectors

Some 20-25 percent of bank loans are to sectors that are facing headwinds. The climate for bank profitability have never been worse.

Bailout queue at govt's door is lengthening: Next, BSNL
Business

Bailout queue at govt's door is lengthening: Next, BSNL

The public sector telecom industry is in a mess. Both BSNL and MTNL are under water and may need Air India-like rescues.

Prepayment penalty ban on home loans comes at a cost
Investing

Prepayment penalty ban on home loans comes at a cost

The abolition of the prepayment penalty on home loans is a double-edged sword. Now housing loan companies will try to raise rates to balance the risk