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You are eligible for the PF interest even if your account has been inoperative

I recently lost my job where I was earning Rs80,000 per month. After staying unemployed for 5 months, I took up a job that is now paying me Rs50,000 per month. I have an EMI of Rs25,000 for the next 7 years. My investments are—Rs35 lakh in fixed deposits, Rs2 lakh lump sum in mutual funds and Rs5 lakh in ... Read More »

Dividends are growing — but the market’s not buying it quite yet

Zimmytws | Getty Images Markets have started the year in skittish fashion. Fears about emerging inflation in the U.S. and elsewhere has focused investor attention on the 10-year Treasury yield, the so called “risk free” rate of return. As it flirts with the 3 percent level investors are reviewing the relative return that can be wrung from equities before the ... Read More »

20% of All Searches are Made with Voice (INFOGRAPHIC)

A new and very interactive infographic by Adzooma takes a look at how online advertising will be trending in 2018. And one of the data points is the growth of voice search, which now makes up 20 percent of inquiries on Google’s mobile app and Android devices. Online Advertising Trends In addition to the upcoming trends in 2018, the infographic ... Read More »

Cisco, Intuit and 31 other stocks are leading the market out of correction

Traders react after the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). More than 60 percent of the companies in the S&P 500 broke to new highs during January’s new year rally, and a diverse group are among the first to make a comeback after February’s correction. In the S&P 500, 23 stocks bounced back to their 52-week ... Read More »

Making sense of the Budget: Here are 10 charts that will help

The union budget is the most awaited economic exercise of the year. Thursday’s budget will be the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government before the 2019 elections. This also increases its political significance. Here are 10 charts which can help you understand the budget better. What do BE, RE and AE figures mean? The budget is not just ... Read More »

Are Accelerator Funds a Better Way for Angels to Invest?

I have been thinking a lot lately about the best way for angels interested in making pre-seed stage investments to put money into start-up companies. I’ve come to the conclusion that investing in accelerator funds is better than joining an angel group. Angel groups are investor collectives that pool funds and management. Back in 1994, when the first angel group ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: 6 stocks are in focus on January 23, 2018

Brokerage: Credit Suisse | Rating: Underperform | Target: Raised to Rs 1,100 The global research firm said that volume growth was much lower than historical trends. It has lowered earnings by 3-4 percent and said that the firm must take a price hike to stem margin decline. Brokerage: Citi | Rating: Sell | Target: Rs 1,080 global financial services firm ... Read More »

Take guard! MACD charts show these 42 stocks are set to tumble

Stocks that saw bearish crossovers in Monday’s session were Gammon Infra, Karnataka Bank and Aban Offshore among others. NEW DELHI: NSE’s Nifty50 index settled just 34 points shy of the magical 11,000 mark on Monday, as the broader market continued to march on. But momentum indicator Moving Average Convergence Divergence, or MACD, signalled bearish crossovers on 42 counters on NSE. ... Read More »

These are the five-alarm personal finance stories of 2017

Globe and Mail readers and I agree that housing is possibly the most important personal finance topic of recent years. Seven of my 15 most-read columns and newsletters this past year were about housing, and I’m sure much the same would be true of previous years. My most popular column in 2017 was titled “Sorry to burst your bubble, but owning ... Read More »

Buy, Sell, Hold: Here are 6 stocks that are in focus today

Brokerage: CLSA | Rating: Buy | Target: Rs 905 The global research firm said that outlook for exports has improved significantly. It sees demand picking up in key industrial export segments and a strong 34 percent EPS CAGR over FY17-20. The brokerage said that the firm had valuations at 30x one-year forward PE are not cheap but should sustain. Dish ... Read More »