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Is Sensex following Salman Khan's fortunes? Smart investors should stay invested
Business

Is Sensex following Salman Khan's fortunes? Smart investors should stay invested

Wednesday's sharp drop in the Sensex, and Friday's buoyancy should both be taken with a pinch of salt. The market's long-term bull run is not over. Stay invested

Free money, currency wars and a Sensex crash: What's in store for markets
World

Free money, currency wars and a Sensex crash: What's in store for markets

Is the 855-point drop in the Sensex a sign of a bigger correction or is this a passing phase? Is this the time for greed or fear? Actually, it is a time for some caution, and some greed.

If Modi wants to get savers off gold, he should try inflation-indexed FDs
Business

If Modi wants to get savers off gold, he should try inflation-indexed FDs

You cannot wean people away from gold unless you offer at least one of its benefits - as an inflation hedge - in a new instrument. People don't like complicated inflation-indexed bonds. They may be willing to try fixed deposits

Crystal-Ball gazing: Why 2015 will be good for the economy & markets
Business

Crystal-Ball gazing: Why 2015 will be good for the economy & markets

Barring a few potential mishaps, the chances are 2015 will be better for the economy and hence the markets

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.

Will rupee fall or rise in 2015? Don't be surprised if it's the latter
Business

Will rupee fall or rise in 2015? Don't be surprised if it's the latter

The rupee fell 3 percent in 2014 against the dollar but it actually gained against the other hard currencies like the euro, the yen, the Swiss franc and the British pound. So a fall appears unlikely in 2015

Wisdom from India's wealth masters, from Jhunjhunwala to other stock mavens
Money

Wisdom from India's wealth masters, from Jhunjhunwala to other stock mavens

The bottomline of all the wealth masters' wisdom is this: stay invested in India and in good stocks for the long term. As long as you are on the right side of 50, this is very good advice.

Monkey beats BSE Sensex! 5 simple lessons from random stock picking
Money

Monkey beats BSE Sensex! 5 simple lessons from random stock picking

In August 2011, we had invented two random-pick portfolios to check if they could outperform the market. The answer: sometimes they can

Sensex hits 28000 and it's on course for a rendezvous with 30,000 by March
Money

Sensex hits 28000 and it's on course for a rendezvous with 30,000 by March

The signals for the markets are positive, with fund flows both into equity and debt at high levels. it will take very bad news for the indices to not hit new highs till early next year

Why Warren Buffett may find it harder to beat the benchmarks consistently in future
Money

Why Warren Buffett may find it harder to beat the benchmarks consistently in future

In recent years, Warren Buffett has been breaking his own original rules of investing to improve his portfolio's performance. The results are mixed so far

It's a bull market, but not like 2003-08; Sensex could hit 60000 by 2017-18
Money

It's a bull market, but not like 2003-08; Sensex could hit 60000 by 2017-18

No two bull markets are the same. The bull market that began around August 2013 is likely to continue till 2017-18, but it will not be a repeat of 2003-08, when the Sensex multiplied seven-fold in five years

Warren Buffett thumb rule suggests that the Sensex is not going bonkers
Money

Warren Buffett thumb rule suggests that the Sensex is not going bonkers

From a market-cap-to-GDP perspective, the BSE Sensex does not look excessively valued right now.

How to make nearly 25 percent in some tax-free bonds through short-term punts
Money

How to make nearly 25 percent in some tax-free bonds through short-term punts

If you time your entry and exits well, there is a good return to be made on tax-free bonds in the short term, depending on days to interest payment

Why I sold my IDFC shares: I wanted a play in infra, not the economy
Corporate

Why I sold my IDFC shares: I wanted a play in infra, not the economy

As an investor, it is always startling when the company invested in for a reason becomes something else. IDFC is a great company, but it will become a different one in future

Sensex nirvana: Why the smart money should be in stocks and index funds now
Economy

Sensex nirvana: Why the smart money should be in stocks and index funds now

Despite doubtful economic prospects in the near term, stocks are beginning to look attractive once more.

Warren Buffett's advice for you and me: Stick to good quality mutual funds
Money

Warren Buffett's advice for you and me: Stick to good quality mutual funds

At a time of extreme uncertainty, the world's best investor asks us not to lose ourselves jumping from stocks to gold to property to maximise returns.

Decoding The Wolf of Wall Street - and it's not about the movie
Investing

Decoding The Wolf of Wall Street - and it's not about the movie

The Martin Scorcese movie brought out many things about stock markets: issues of herding, momentum and information cascades that drive bull runs

CPI-linked inflation bonds may fall between two stools
Investing

CPI-linked inflation bonds may fall between two stools

The new CPI-linked government bonds will satisfy neither the average saver nor the high-net-worth individual.

Whether it's UPA or Modi, here's how to invest in 2014
Investing

Whether it's UPA or Modi, here's how to invest in 2014

2014 is election year, and hence a lot could change in terms of the political economy. This means caution has to be the watchword.

Modi bounce: Animal spirits of Sensex may be overdone for now
Investing

Modi bounce: Animal spirits of Sensex may be overdone for now

The Sensex is benefitting from the Modi bounce, but investors would do well to remain cautious