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Terrific I am writing to let you know that the pieces on my two friends, Keki Dadiseth and R A Mashelkar, in MoneyLIFE, were both terrific. You were lucky to have excellent subjects, of course, but you both added your great skills to make two fine pieces. R Gopalakrishnan,...

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INSPIRING INTERVIEWS MoneyLIFE as a magazine has quite a few unique traits that make it stand apart in its genre. However, the interviews of Dr RA Mashelkar, Prof MM Sharma and Dr Vijay Bhatkar were class acts! Thank you for these two inspiring profiles that should make every Indian...

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CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations for the excellent interview of Prof MM Sharma in the recent issue of MoneyLIFE. Both the interviewer and the interviewees deserve compliments. The photographs too have reflected the true spirit of Prof MMS. I have one more important observation to make. I...

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I was given a copy of the 7th April 2006 issue of MoneyLIFE. Initially I felt, ML would be similar to various other finance magazines already floating in the market. But I was in for a surprise. Most of the articles in the issue made for a really interesting reading. Thearticle "A Test...

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Disappointed by lack of good Indian magazines on finance but not disheartened, I am always on the lookout for one. The trouble with other magazines is lack of lucidity. They manage to make an interesting topic lifeless. The other day, I picked up MoneyLIFE at Crossword out of curiosity...

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I take this opportunity to congratulate you for the splendid interviews of Mr. Jignesh Shah and Mr. Mashelkar. They were absolutely superb. I am writing this to thank you and congratulate you specifically for your achievement of making Jignesh open his mind so vividly. He is a very tough...

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What happens to what you leave behind depends on how you leave them behind. Planning your legacy can be a complex affair. Shalini Amarnani tells you all that you need to know about Wills, nominations, trusts and the rest of succession planning Isn’t it the eternal complaint of all parents that...

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I noticed someone reading MoneyLIFE magazine and asked to see it more closely. I am usually indifferent to money-related topics of discussion but one needs money to live and, of course, it is logical to be aware of such issues. As I picked up a few issues of MoneyLIFE to flip through,...

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CD manufacturer Moser Baer is changing tracks. Avoid the new song Data storage media manufacturer Moser Baer is changing tracks and the market is expecting a lot from it. Moser is a leading player in removable data storage media and ranks among the top three optical storage media manufacturers....

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Mutual fund prospectuses need to be drastically changed. They do not force fund houses to report performance but make them write out high-sounding nonsense such as “Investment Philosophy”. Unable to philosophise much, funds produce some general pap under Investment Philosophy. As it is,...

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A new system of short-selling is being planned. Unless it is made fool-proof, it may be prone to abuse The finance ministry and Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) are reportedly set to introduce short-selling for mutual funds and banks. Short-selling is selling securities without owning...

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One of the fallouts of the death of distance and the phenomenal rise in Internet usage is the globalisation of a variety of scams that are ensnaring ordinary persons. These lures, with their myriad variations, land up in your email inbox in the form of tantalising announcements. A few issues...

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Investment regulations require more and more of form-filling, much of it useless. Here are some examples In matters of ‘form filling’ we are probably World champions. We do not mind filling up an endless number of forms, sometimes in alien languages, without any protest. Often, many columns in...

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That’s what even so-called expert investors suffer from, bringing down their performance In 1979, the Texas legislature required the University of Texas to increase its intake of medical students from 150 to 200. These 150 had been selected by first short-listing the best 800 from the academic...

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With a crowd of companies vying for your money, it might be a good idea to keep your eyes open and your wallet closed, advises Shreedhar Kanetkar Companies raising funds have been off to a great start in 2007. By early February, at least 20 companies had lined up to approach Indian investors,...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 01 March 2007
The story of how fraudsters used credit card information to purchase airline tickets is giving the jitters to credit card users. Here is how to guard against getting cheated, says Sucheta Dalal Until now, it was the ultimate sign of success to be able to hand over your credit card to a...

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DBS Chola is launching an interesting new scheme called Hedged Equity Fund. It will be a unique product. The fund manager will have the choice to completely hedge the portfolio through derivatives like options and futures when the market is volatile and remove the hedge when the sailing seems...

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Companies are worried about competition. How will that affect your port0folio, asks Shreedhar Kanetkar In November 2006, the McKinsey Quarterly surveyed some 1,300 executives in 100 countries. All were responsible for big decisions; one in five was from the finance department. They were asked,...

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Debashis Basu Debashis Basu  and   Shailendra Lotlikar 01 March 2007
Each of these stocks figure in the holdings of only one scheme of fund houses. What attracts a fund to these stocks? Should you buy them in anticipation that other funds would come in and take the price up? Debashis Basu and Shailendra Lotlikar analyse Fund managers are supposed to be...

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