Hima Bindu Kota

Hima Bindu Kota

Maintain your credit-worthiness

Maintain your credit-worthiness

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 | Hima Bindu Kota

Boost your credit score by making timely payments and avoiding overspending. Financial discipline will help you stay out of a debt trap Although money may not be the only important aspect of our lives, it is certainly a key one as it significantly lessens financial worries. This, in turn, enables us...

Many investment options out there

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Small savings schemes are an excellent way for  investors to learn financial discipline and earn a tad bit higher returns while protecting their capital The country’s investment scenario offers a multitude of avenues to meet the diverse requirements of investors. Among other things being equal, these options can differ from each...

Trapped by the glass ceiling

Trapped by the glass ceiling

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Nearly half of women in the country leave the workforce between junior and middle management levels due to lack of friendly corporate policies The corporate landscape has long been dominated by men and is still skewed in their favour. In 2013, the archaic Companies Act, 1956, underwent some much-needed amendments, which...

An alternative to direct investing

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Through mutual funds, small investors can put money in the stock markets and benefit from any upswing in share prices The growth of mutual funds (MF) as a worthy alternative to direct equity investment over the years has been humongous. According to the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), the...

Mind barriers in M&As

Mind barriers in M&As

Thursday, 17 October 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Overpriced acquisitions are not a new phenomenon. But what makes a firm ignore evidence and overpay for acquisitions? The answer lies mostly in behavioural theories It is well-known that 70-90 per cent of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) fail to create value for shareholders, yet the deals are getting bigger by the...

Learn to analyse chart patterns

Wednesday, 09 October 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

For a novice, stock price movements are puzzling. However, a trained eye can see patterns in these flows and make better predictions One size does not fit all as far as investment strategies go. People are unique in their preferences, tastes, needs and requirements and so should be their investment styles....

Toothless tigers

Toothless tigers

Saturday, 05 October 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

Independent directors should be able to question the promoter group and serve the interest of minority shareholders in boardrooms. For this to happen, the SEBI has to empower them A strong independent director is an asset to an organisation if he/she has the ability to objectively analyse affairs to bring about...

Get on the start-up bus

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 | Hima Bindu Kota

The initial investments may be high but the windfall gains on the success of a company would also be humongous They say to get rich you have to make money while you’re asleep, which certainly requires a new approach to investments and out-of-the-box thinking. According to the risk-return trade-off, the higher...

Sunday Edition

Soleimani’s killing: A new chapter in US-Iran enmity

19 January 2020 | Yasir Ali Mirza | Agenda

Will Trump’s trial be an endgame?

19 January 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Weekly Natter

19 January 2020 | Pioneer | Sunday Pioneer

Cheers to Italian luxury

19 January 2020 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘TRPs have eaten up content’

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

The rapist is you

19 January 2020 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer