Tag Archives: buying

A guide to buying health insurance plan

A health plan that matches 85-90% of your requirements is better than missing out on it. Photo: iStockphoto A few months ago, I got a frantic call from a friend who wanted me to “quickly” recommend a good health insurance plan, as she wanted to urgently furnish tax deduction proofs to her employer. She didn’t have the time to research ... 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 »

3 Value Stocks Senior Citizens Should Consider Buying Today

Most investors in their golden years are searching for low-risk stocks that offer up an income stream and are trading at an attractive valuation. Knowing that, we asked a team of Fools to share a stock they believe fits these criteria perfectly. Here’s why they picked Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), AT&T (NYSE:T), Kroger (NYSE:KR). IMAGE SOURCE: FORD. A household name, a fat ... Read More »

Amazon Buying Whole Foods? What Small Businesses Can Learn

Amazon(NASDAQ:AMZN) just announced plans to purchase Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFM). The deal, valued at about $13.7 billion, also offers a few potential lessons for small businesses. Whole Foods, which broke onto the scene offering stores full or organic food options, has struggled and faced pressure from advisors to sell or merge with another company. Amazon, a company that has broken into ... Read More »

Swiss central bank steps up stock buying spree

Switzerland’s central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook (FB.O) than Mark Zuckerberg, part of a mushrooming stock portfolio that is likely to grow yet further. The tech giant’s founder and CEO has other ways to control his company: Zuckerberg holds most of his stake in a different class of stock. Nevertheless this example illustrates how the Swiss National ... Read More »

Gold, silver extend gains on global cues, jewellers buying

CHENNAI: India’s foreign exchange reserves increased marginally to $361.60 billion as on April 22, 2016, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said. According to RBI’s forex data the reserves stood at $361.60 billion as on April 22 against $360.25 billion for the week ended April 15, 2016. As on April 22, foreign currency assets stood at $337.53 billion, gold $20.11 ... Read More »

Gold, silver prices rise on global cues, seasonal buying

Gold prices rose by Rs 180 to Rs 29,430 per ten grams at the bullion market on Saturday, tracking a firm global trend and pick up in buying by jewellers and retailers, amid wedding season demand. Silver also edged up by Rs 50 to Rs 38,700 per kg on higher demand from industrial units and coin makers. Traders said that ... Read More »