In your interest.
Online Personal Finance Magazine
No beating about the bush.
Every newspaper and magazine provides a plethora of information about stocks and mutual funds. However, we hardly come across any information on the stock exchanges themselves, where all the action happens. Can we have an article on the advantage and disadvantage of trading on the National Stock Exchange or the Bombay Stock Exchange in a comparative sense?
Vaseem Khan, by email
India’s first Shari’ah-compliant Islamic Fund is going to be launched soon. Taurus Mutual fund has filed a draft offer to launch Taurus Parsoli Ethical Fund whose objective is to provide capital appreciation and income distribution to unit-holders through investment in a diversified portfolio of equities which areShari’ah-compliant. What kind of companies would qualify as...
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