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How first-time investors lose money in the stock market
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How first-time investors lose money in the stock market

Novices should enter markets via SIPs of equity mutual funds, experts tell Sanjay Kumar Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Valuations in the equity markets are currently at elevated levels, with most indices trading above their five-year averages and close to peak levels. Meanwhile, about 2.4 million new investors opened demat accounts in 2016, the highest since 2008, according to data from the depositories. Thus, not only are investors entering equities through the mutual ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Worst over, funding crunch eases for start-ups

There were fewer Series-B deals this year versus last, but more money was raised Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Fundraising scenario could be easing for start-ups. If you leave out the year 2015, which was an aberration, fundraising could be returning to levels seen earlier, says Madhukar Sinha, partner, India Quotient, an early-stage venture capital (VC) firm. The data also supports this view. Between April and May 2017, start-ups raised $538 million from 138 venture capital deals, ...
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'This is a warning to the media'

'Fall in line or you will be in the line of fire.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com On Monday, June 5, the homes of NDTV promoters Dr Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy in three cities were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Since the raids, independent journalists and others have alleged that the raids were intended to muzzle NDTV, which has refused to take a pro-government line unlike some other television channels. On Friday, a well attended meeting at the Delhi Press Club -- ...
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The Half Truth

In this age of fake news, there are so many things I cannot say for sure anymore, says Veenu Sandhu.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com A picture of a woman with tears streaming down her cheeks, her face contorted as though she was struggling to come to grips with some terrible tragedy that had befallen her was the first time I truly understood how misleading images can be. This one image threw the notion that pictures don't lie straight out of the window for me. On the turning page was the ...
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How to create a bestseller

Shuma Raha finds out how writers are using social media to produce bestsellers.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com 'Each day is your own page and you have the power to write the words on those pages.' 'Don't run away from yourself, your dreams or the life which you deserve.' Words from some cheesy motivation manual? Wrong. These and other inspirational nuggets are strewn across 23-year-old Savi Sharma's debut novel, Everyone Has A Story. The book, which Sharma self-published and which was ...
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How my mother-in-law saw 'Modi magic'

'She could not believe how much India had changed since the last time she experienced it first hand,' says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com After the results of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, my 85-year-old mother-in-law found it difficult to understand why the Bharatiya Janata Party was winning election after election. She could not understand how Prime Minister Narendra Modi's electoral magic was working everywhere. "What good has Modi done that he is winning ...
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Save money buying policies etc online

Sanjay Kumar Singh tells you what to watch out for when buying insurance and investing in MFs online.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Sample this: Life Insurance Corporation of India's e-Term policy's annual premium is Rs 23,861. The same policy, called Jeevan Amulya, bought offline will cost Rs 38,640 a year. Clearly, there is a huge benefit if policies are bought online. But online sales account for only a small proportion of the total policies sold by insurance companies. In case of ...
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Pre-paying home loan? Read this first

When does it make sense and when does it not?Adhil Shetty, CEO, BankBazaar.com, explains the pros and cons of such a move.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com It is that part of the year when salaried employees receive their annual bonus. After a year's hard work, people eagerly look forward to this windfall, which they often wish to spend on things they have desired for long, such as a vacation or a consumer durable. While it is alright to use a part of the bonus for fulfiling one's long-held ...
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When the Mughals turned to demonetisation

It's five months after 8/11.But this is not the first time that India's currency of the time faced the axe.The Mughals, after invading a territory, would effect the demonetisation of the local currency with the aim to cripple the economy of the land.Prakash Bhandari flips through the pages of history to the times when currency was declared defunct overnight.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Indian rupee, which draws its name from the Sanskrit word rupyakam, has been at the centre of ...
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Economy at the cusp, but cloud on the horizon

While good news from several quarters has been trickling in, El Nino might be a dampener, says T N Ninan. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. As one financial year closes and another is about to start, the all-important question is whether the tide is turning for the economy, especially after the shock and disruption of demonetisation are over and done with. Certainly, almost all businesses other than real estate and construction now say that the sales decline or stagnation of the last few ...
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