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Demonetisation = Up to 25% increase in monthly budget
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Demonetisation = Up to 25% increase in monthly budget

Joydeep Ghosh takes stock of personal finances after the life-altering surprises of 2016. Illustrations: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Imagine earning an annualised return of 17 percent from a debt mutual fund scheme. Surprised? But, this is what happened in 2016. The best-performing gilt fund's return was as good as equity returns in a good year.   There were a number of other surprises in store for consumers and investors. Debt fund investors have a reason to gloat Who would have thought ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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A fourth of BSE 500 scrips below January 2008 levels

Infrastructure and real estate prominently feature as wealth destroyers, says Ashley Coutinho.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com About a fourth of BSE 500 stocks are trading below the levels they hit in January 2008, when stocks had hit new highs before the global financial crisis. For those with a penchant for investing during bull runs, this should be alarming. As of January 6, stock prices of 120 of 401 BSE 500 companies (a little less than a third) in our sample were below their ...
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Auto gains, IT slips in MFs allocations

Money managers have turned cautious about the technology space, discovers Chandan Kishore Kant.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com T he Rs 5 lakh crore equity mutual fund industry has raised its bets on the automobile sector, while information technology stocks seem to be losing some favour. Auto and auto ancillaries are the second biggest bets for IT companies with double-digit allocation of their total equity assets under management (AUM). Banking continues to remain the most preferred ...
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A dummy's guide to Bitcoin

Rajesh Bhayani highlights all that you need to know about the online currency. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Bitcoin, an online currency produced (mined) using the cryptography program, is catching people's fancy and in the past four months, its price has nearly doubled and is trading at $1018.82 per unit. It is just $140 from the all-time high reached three years ago. Prices on Indian Bitcoin exchanges are around an all-time high of Rs 72,000 per unit, a 4-5 per cent premium to ...
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Vote: 5 expectations from Budget 2017-18

Which one of these expectations do you think will actually materialise, come February 1? Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com As the common man grapples with cash crunch on a day-to-day basis, the euphoria around ‘achhe din’ has all but died down. Demonetisation has been a rude shock for the diligent taxpayer. The 50-day period has already elapsed and no one can be sure whether life will be back to normal, cash normal. Many taxpayers are expecting tax relief in the upcoming ...
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Nifty gave one bullish signal

Nifty recorded higher highs in the past week, says Devangshu Datta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The stock market inched up through the first week of 2017. The market awaits Q3 earnings reports and it's also processing the Budget rumours and new US policy stances. Nobody is expecting strong Q3 numbers, given demonetisation, poor macro-data and low bank credit. But low expectations means that the market would view even minor improvements as bullish. The Nifty gave one bullish signal as ...
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2017: IT jobs could start moving to richer countries

T N C Rajagopalan on the new year and new worries. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The new year starts with a mix of hope and anxiety. Technological innovations and inward-looking policies portend significant transformation of global production chains and the trading environment. Technological advancements in robotics are already enabling machines to perform many tasks that factory workers do now. The pace of innovation is so rapid that, soon, many labour-intensive industries in poorer ...
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What surprises will PM spring this week?

From note ban result to Delhi's next L-G, a few things to look forward to.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com There is much to look forward to in the run-up to the new year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 50-day limit of demonetisation pain will end on December 31. Some major announcements are expected on January 2 when he addresses a public meeting in Lucknow to mark the end of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Parivartan Yatra -- the campaign rally for the Uttar Pradesh elections.
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'Sandwich' and the quest for a Rs 500 note

Syed Firdaus Ashraf recounts his mission to withdraw Rs 500 notes from the bank.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mission: To withdraw Rs 500 notes. Accessories: Water bottle and chocolate to tackle low blood pressure. Book to keep me going: The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano. This was the fourth time I was standing in a bank queue after demonetisation. I desperately needed change for Rs 2,000. I had a few Rs 2,000 notes, but I was yet to see the new Rs 500 note. All essential work ...
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Top 7 blogging sites you must check out

Dear aspiring bloggers, have you heard of these sites? Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Want to write, share your content but don't know where to start? Check out these top blog sites and find out what suits you best. 1. Penzu Penzu was founded by Alexander Mimran (CEO), Michael Lawlor and Simon Wilkinson in 2008. The private online diary-hosting website allows users to upload photos from their devices and can also create written entries which is similar to a standard personal journal.
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