PERSONAL FINANCE

Indian stock market

It’s the time to choose

Frontline indexes have been inching up over the last month as the NIFTY touched an all-time high of 11,761 while SENSEX touched a high of 39,270. Broader markets have recovered marginally but insignificant given the fall over the last year. Polling for general elections is underway from 11th April & we expect markets to be …

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When and who misused your aadhaar card?

Using UIDAIs Aadhaar Authentication History feature, you can easily check online when and who misused your aadhaar card. Aadhaar authentication is a process by which the aadhaar number along with the demographic information or biometric information of the holder is cross-checked by the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) on the request of service providers like …

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Gold

Gold as a hedge against global uncertainty

One of the main reasons to own gold right now is the rising risk of a potential meltdown in global equities that is likely to underperform over the next year in a global economic downturn led by an imploding China.  China is projected to announce a gross domestic product expansion target for 2019 of between …

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indian stock markets

Terorist attacks & counter attacks

Positive profit growth outlook, steady mutual fund flows, reasonable valuations & inflation trajectory remaining stable augurs well for the markets. Low IIP numbers & GST collections though remain a concern. Short term investors should remain cautious as markets could be extremely volatile in the next couple of months leading up to the election outcome but any intermittent volatility should be used as an opportunity by patient investors with medium to long term outlook to accumulate good quality stocks

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Pay advance tax on personal income- save interest

Income Tax Department strives to make it as easy and convenient for citizens to comply with advance tax payments. So, one has the option of paying it in 4 installments over the financial year. However, if you default, there are some consequences in the form of interest penalty. While salary is subject to tax withholding …

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share buyback

The share buyback spree continues…

A share buyback occurs when a company purchases some of its shares in the open market and retires these outstanding shares. This can be a great thing for shareholders because after the share buyback, they each will own a bigger portion of the company, and therefore a bigger portion of its cash flow and earnings. Big technology companies such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra & HCL …

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cautiously optimistic 2019

Remain cautiously optimistic in 2019

Positive profit growth outlook, steady mutual fund flows, reasonable valuations & macro-economic indicators remaining stable augurs well for the markets. Short term investors should remain cautious as markets could be extremely volatile in the next couple of months but any intermittent volatility should be used as an opportunity by patient investors with medium to long term outlook to accumulate good quality stocks.

Indian equities 2018

2018- Reality check for indian equities

The year 2018 proved to be a tough one for Indian equities with the SENSEX clocking minor gains of 6% as against 28% in 2017. On the contrary the BSE 500 posted 3% negative return against a gain of 36% in 2017. For broader markets, the year proved a dampener as the BSE Midcap index plunged 13% and Small …

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GIC Housing Finance

GIC Housing Finance Ltd – Growing outreach

GIC Housing Finance Ltd (GICHFL) incorporated in 1989, is a housing finance company initially started with the name “GIC Grih Vitta Ltd” which was later changed to its present name in 1993. Promoted by General Insurance Corporation of India along with its subsidiaries National Insurance Co Ltd, The New India Assurance Co Ltd, The Oriental Insurance Co Ltd & …

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