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Friday, December 04, 2020

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Explained: Gold prices now down, but does it make sense to stay invested?

December 04, 2020 7:40 am

Gold prices have retracted by over 15% from levels of over Rs 57,000 per 10 grams in August to around Rs 48,000 now. They are expected to remain weak in the near term.

Term insurance: Why splitting your plan can optimise both cover and cost

December 03, 2020 12:11 pm

Term insurance: In October, the first-year premium of private insurers grew 23.56% to Rs 7,227 crore, and that of LIC grew by 36% to Rs 15,548 crore.

Explained: The markets are rallying. Should you invest?

November 26, 2020 2:30 pm

Whenever the market has scaled new highs in the past, as is happening now, investors have found it too expensive to enter. Only with time have many investors realised it was a mistake not to have invested then.

Tax relief until June next year: should you buy a new home now?

November 15, 2020 12:33 pm

As prices of many unsold units have slumped below circle rates in many cities due to the economic downturn, market rates are much below the circle rates in these cities.

Explained: Markets are up, should you book profits now? Where should you put your money?

November 08, 2020 11:54 am

With markets back near their all-time high, and keeping in mind the uncertainty of fresh lockdown measures, it makes sense to book some of your profits now. Where should you book them from?

Explained: Is Diwali the right time to invest in gold?

November 06, 2020 12:46 pm

A fresh spike in global Covid numbers and continuing uncertainty reinforce the case for investing in gold, whose prices are expected to firm up. The investment should be in gold bonds, periodically.

Explained: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, should you invest in bank stocks?

October 28, 2020 8:41 am

The banking sector has not yet recovered from the pandemic blow. Is there still an investment opportunity? While concerns over NPAs remain, fund managers believe the sector holds out promise in the long term.

Explained: In new Covid-19 scenario, why focus of insurers is turning to home care

October 19, 2020 12:54 pm

IRDAI Chairman Subhash Khuntia said the insurance sector has for too long concentrated on tertiary care or hospitalisation, and now there is a need to focus more on primary and secondary care, outpatient care, and move on to have preventive care.

Explained: Retiring in 3-5 years? Here's what you should know

October 15, 2020 1:46 pm

If your resources are limited, you need to have investments that are safe, liquid, generate above-inflation growth, and are enough for 20-30 years after retirement.

Explained: Amid Covid-19, is this the right time to buy a house or rent?

October 08, 2020 8:01 am

Falling prices and low interest may be tempting, but those whose incomes have fallen should ideally not rush. For those paying rent, it makes sense to look at the property’s rental yield before taking the plunge