10 reasons why it still makes sense to stay invested

10 reasons why it still makes sense to stay invested

Markets have come down from their recent highs in the past few weeks. While some of us might be thinking of cutting losses and putting money in safer havens, there are more than one reasons still favouring the equity markets. Feel free to agree/disagree to any or all of the reasons, after all it’s your money so you’re the one to decide if you would want to buy, sell or stay invested. Continue reading “10 reasons why it still makes sense to stay invested” »

Author: Austin Comments: 8 comments Date: 1 Mar 2008 More: Read more
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Are you eligible for a home loan?

Home Loan Eligibility

There are a number of factors that have a bearing on eligibility for a housing loan. The banks have their own criteria to determine the eligibility and quantum of housing loan. It would do well for borrower to be aware of some such factors.

To begin with, it is the information on the application form. The information submitted in the application form by the individual is verified from various primary and secondary sources – through interviews, calling up the employer, verifying from the database etc. In case of wrong information or inconsistencies, the loan application is liable to be rejected. Continue reading “Are you eligible for a home loan?” »

Author: Austin Comments: 1 comment Date: 29 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Key To Financial Freedom: Save Money

Saving Money Is The Key To Financial Freedom

Saving Money is the key to financial freedom. Unfortunately, talk about savings and most people’s eyes start to glaze over. Inside many people simply feel that life is for living now, not for sometime never in the future and anyway they already contribute to a retirement fund.

This is a big mistake and many people make it; believing that savings are only about retirement. Retirement planning is important but it is not the only or the most important reason for saving. Continue reading “Key To Financial Freedom: Save Money” »

Author: Austin Comments: 1 comment Date: 25 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Investing Is Like Dating, Marriage and Marriage With Children

Investing is like dating, marriage and marriage with children

Investing in stocks and mutual funds has been compared to dating, buying investment properties like a marriage, and starting up a business like being married with children. I am beginning to find out how true it is.

Why are buying stocks like dating? For a start, you can get in quickly and easily. With some capital, you just need a broker, or an online account, and you can start buying stocks right away. There is no huge commitment involved. You can get out as easily, almost instantly if the price is right. Continue reading “Investing Is Like Dating, Marriage and Marriage With Children” »

Author: Austin Comments: 4 comments Date: 24 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Prabhudas Lilladhar suggests buying Bank of India

Bank of India raised tier-I capital of Rs 13.6 billion through qualified institutional placement, which was subscribed 1.8 times in the current weak market scenario. The capital raised will help the bank meet Basel II requirements and maintain the current business growth momentum.The capital raised will also support its life insurance venture with Dai-Ichi Mutual Life Insurance and Union Bank of India, mutual fund business, and credit card ventures. Continue reading “Prabhudas Lilladhar suggests buying Bank of India” »

Author: Austin Comments: 0 comments Date: 17 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Anand Rathi Securities suggests buying IDBI

After a deep correction for last six weeks, IDBI exhibits the possibility of a trend reversal in daily and weekly charts, the brokerage says in a technical report dated Feb 14. Rise in volume indicates a medium term buy in the counter. Based on the chart pattern to date, the stock is likely to get support around Rs 98. Continue reading “Anand Rathi Securities suggests buying IDBI” »

Author: Austin Comments: 0 comments Date: 17 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Steel stocks surge on Chinese speculation

Street Buzz: Heard on the street

There is an unusual excitement around scrips of steel companies on the bourses. If sector analysts are to be believed, the Chinese government is going to impose another round of clampdown on steel exports in mid-2008. According to metal analysts, the Chinese government, in all probability, would set a threshold limit on minimum export volume. Continue reading “Steel stocks surge on Chinese speculation” »

Author: Austin Comments: 0 comments Date: 16 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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Borrowing from relatives abroad

Borrowing from relatives abroad

What are the options that immediately come to your mind when you are in need of money? Banks, financial institutions, friends and relatives. Generally, the idea of borrowing money from near and dear ones settled abroad is never considered seriously. But it is an option that people should not ignore and should keep themselves abreast of the procedural details. Continue reading “Borrowing from relatives abroad” »

Author: Austin Comments: 4 comments Date: 16 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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