Another Option to Invest in India – INP

Barclay’s iPath MSCI India Index ETN (Exchange Traded Note) – INP (details here) is the newest way to invest in the Indian Stock market. INP is traded like a regular stock and tracks the MSCI India Index. It pays no dividends, just tracks the index. The MSCI India Index is currently comprised of the top…

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Time to Load Up on Some More India Fund??

India Fund Inc. premium as of Dec. 1 was only 3.69% which is extremely low for IFN especially with the strong bull market in India. The BSE is at record levels nearing 14,000 and shows no signs of stopping. Inspite of this IFN has remained steady for the last few weeks causing its premium to…

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Cheaper Healthcare! Pipe dream or reality?

The technology industry makes better products each year that are cheaper than ever before. There is a lot the healthcare industry can do to make life easier and healthcare cheaper. I work at The Medical Automation Research Center, which is at the forefront of health monitoring technology research and several studies we conducted have shown…

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Blockbuster’s Blockbuster, Netflix Prize and the Stocks

I am currently a Blockbuster Online customer and have been a Netflix customer in the past. I have generally preferred Blockbuster because of the two free in-store rentals with the service. However I was disappointed that the stores and the online service were not integrated as well as they could be and IMHO should be….

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Savings Rate Shootout – Nov 06

Here is a comparison of rates of the highest APY online savings accounts. There are several new additions to the list and ING Direct has been taken off because they no longer offer competitive rates amongst online banks. The best rates are in bold. Bank APY Emigrant Direct 5.05% HSBC Direct 5.05% Amboy Direct 5.25%…

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Auto Insurance and are you covered???

A while back I got into an argument with some friends about whether I am covered by my insurance while driving a rental car. They said I’m not. So I called up my insurance company Liberty Mutual and was told that my coverage holds when I drive a rental. Also last week I needed to…

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The End of 5% Cash Back??

Citibank Dividend Platinum Select is ending it’s 5% cash back 🙁 on gas, groceries and pharmacy and replacing it with 2% cash back on gas, groceries, pharmacy, utilities and cable. The Citibank website doesn’t mention anything about that yet. I’m going to wait until Oct. 13 when the 5% ends and then apply for another…

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