PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Why financial entities become customer unfriendly as they grow in size

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By Uma Shashikant The horror story of a decomposed bat found in a packed bag of salad leaves at the supermarket made news recently. I grow vegetables in my backyard, an...Click on Read More

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Why youngsters should be allowed to enjoy their earnings

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By Uma Shashikant In the personal finance world, newly employed youngsters are the easy victims. They will be persuaded to save more, spend less, desist from borrowing,...Click on Read More

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Why investors should ignore stock market noise

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By Uma Shashikant Investors worry about making money decisions when the noise around them makes them wary. A few successful IPOs, a string of higher closes on the marke...Click on Read More

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How to learn the ropes of equity analysis and investing

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By Uma Shashikant A group of young students wanted to know if equity analysis was too tough a subject to pursue. They told me about the stock market games they played i...Click on Read More

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EPF must invest in equity to grow fast enough: Expert View

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By Uma Shashikant Some arguments simply fail to die. We are again hearing about the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation's (EPFO) plans to invest up to 15% of its cor...Click on Read More

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How much should you invest in gold?

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By Uma Shashikant When I was speaking to a group of women about investing, the inevitable question about gold came up. They seemed quite hesitant to ask about the place...Click on Read More

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Why you should make your money grow

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Investing inertia is a widely prevalent condition. Most of us are aware that we should put our money to work, protect our future and that of our families, have enough when w...Click on Read More

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Financial products need to be simpler to enable quick decision making

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We were driving along a picturesque mountain road. Sitting in the front seat all my friend could talk about was the number of unexpected turns on the road, the risks from othe...Click on Read More

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Don't forget to factor in inflation when spending retirement corpus

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My friend sees herself as a financially independent, recently retired person who deserves rest, recreation and absolute discretion to use her money as she wishes. After work...Click on Read More

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It is time to stop shielding the inefficient public sector

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By Uma Shashikant, Chairperson, Centre for Investment Education and Learning Why do we distrust the private sector? As evidence of inefficiency stares at us, why do we ...Click on Read More

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