Sunday, February 19, 2012

Markets on a Roll: Time to Invest?

'Nifty to touch 5800!', 'Nifty holding strong: Time to raise equity allocations!' - These are two headlines that appeared a day back in a couple of leading financial dailies. All of a sudden, everyone is upbeat again! And there is good reason to be so. The Sensex and Nifty has been on a dream run after posting 7 straight weeks of gains! Once again it seems as though people are becoming bullish on equities. I must be honest, this rally has done me good and my stocks have gained quite a lot after being hammered a few months back. However this rally has me uneasy as well.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dynamic Currency Conversion - What a Credit Card Holder needs to know

Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) is something I came across when I tried paying a bill overseas using my Indian Credit Card . When I was first offered this option, (in spite of the really cool name - Dynamic Currency Conversion), I did not choose to pay using that option as I was not really sure of what it was. But I see that DCC is becoming pretty popular and couple of my friends use this option to pay when they purchase something overseas. In this blog article I will briefly throw some light upon Dynamic Currency Conversion viz. something that all Credit Card holders need to know.