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Mediclaim: Your Immediate Life-saver

Has the sky ever fallen on you under the guise of medical bills? If high medical bills have managed to burn a reasonable hole in your pocket, then it would be advisable to save a certain portion of your regular income towards mediclaim or health insurance. The thought of spending the entire savings on a medical bill can be daunting for an average middle income person. In the eventuality of unforeseen medical bills and rising inflationary trends, they can land on us like a ton of bricks leaving us in precarious financial state of affairs. A timely investment in the form...
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The Need for Foreign Investments in India

FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) is a topic that’s been discussed to no end lately. British retailer Tesco and telecom major Vodafone are just two major firms whose investment in India has been approved by the government. Sources indicate that companies like Idea and HDFC Bank seeking shareholder approval to increase the foreign institutional investment or FII limit in their companies. Whatever the political sentiment may be with regards to FDI and FII, the economic reality of the present is that India needs more such investments.  Here are few key takeaways from these developments: An Upward Trajectory for the Market: The markets...
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How the Super Rich Are Investing Smartly In Mumbai Real Estate

When it comes to price trends and investment in real estate, Mumbai is right there at the top among other major international cities.  South Mumbai – best known as the heart of Mumbai, acts as the central business district of Mumbai. Stating that it’s the richest zone in Mumbai, it is home to some of the most affluent and celebrated families in the country. Being the most elite town in Mumbai, it houses Mumbai’s richest families and has been attracting loads of investors from all over the world.   The Trend of Building Palatial homes   The homes of some of...
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Which Health Insurance Policy Fits You Perfectly?

“If I were a rich man! Yubby dibby dum!” We all love humming similar tunes to man singing his tune on The Fiddler on the Roof. Even a rich man cannot buy health in today’s world of increased pollution and disease threats. Health is now more valuable than gold and diamonds. Hence, the surge in the number of insurance companies available in the market today is understandable. Investing in one’s health is more valuable than investing in high-yielding stocks and bonds. Yet, not all health insurance plans are suited for all. Based on one’s lifestyle and family size, it’s important to...
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Why is Term Insurance Financially Important?

Has your financial situation improved with the changing inflation rates? Debating over the government policies will not change your financial situation, overnight. It’s best to begin reorganizing your finances so that you will not be looking down at a barren account, at the end of the month. Including a term insurance within your financial plan is the smartest decision to beat your upcoming financial woes. We take a brief look at the essential ways in which a term insurance can help you meet your financial woes.   Why should you take term insurance? Till what age are you planning to work?...
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A Guide to Muhurat Trading

Muhurat Trading is a tradition going back many years. It is meant to celebrate the festival of Diwali and is to be done for good fortune during the coming year. What it means for investors is an opportunity to participate in a tradition that has stood the test of time and start the New Year on a positive note. Muhurat Trading is also the perfect time for first-time investors to may forays into the trading market. For first-time investors, placing your first trades during this auspicious time will ensure a great start to your involvement with the markets. We recommend investing...
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Stock market trading: A Derivative of Fear and Anxiety?

Investors are often wary about losses they could make while trading in the stock market. Everyone wants to make money, but nobody wants to lose it. However, stock markets do not function in one direction. For someone to make money, somebody has to lose it. A market is a meeting place of expectations of buyers and sellers. If the demand is higher than supply, prices are higher. If the supply is higher than the demand, prices fall. Here are pointers that could help dealing with fear and anxiety: ·         Day trading: Stock market trading is a zero sum game. There are...
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How to Invest in Indian Commodity Market

Let us firstly understand the meaning of a commodity. A commodity is a product or an article which holds commercial value and one which can be traded across various markets. From a trading perspective, these commodities should have the same standard. Also, they can be classified into two categories namely, hard commodities and soft commodities. Metals like iron ore, copper, gold, silver; etc can be grouped into the former whereas commodities like rice, wheat; etc form a part of the latter.   Since, commodities trading is based on derivatives, let us understand some of the most commonly used derivatives. They are...
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How can NRI Invest in Indian Equities

Equity markets have always been a lucrative option for traders looking to mint money. And this is not only reserved for Indians. Non-resident Indians (NRIs) too can play in the markets. Here’s your five-point cheat-sheet on how NRIs can trade in India:   The process for NRIs to invest in the Indian equity markets is quite easy. They need to open a NRI trading account and then invest in equities using this specific account. Infact, NRIs have a dual benefit –they have access to the Indian equity market as well as overseas markets in their home country. There are some additional...
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Learning Trade Options – Tips for First Time Traders

I know it can be difficult getting started with options trading since it involves planning, money management, right trading psychology, and lots of risk. However, option trading has its own benefits when compared to other investment verticals. Too often, traders jump into the game with very less or no understanding of options. Option trading gives you the flexibility to put money on specific market outcomes. It therefore is a quick way of making money, and an easier way to lose them too. Basically option trading is a method of studying the game of stocks and betting your mind against the market....
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