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Insurance

Is there an insurance plan to preserve family savings amidst inflation?

[ad_1] Q. I am a 37-year-old professor at a private college, and I want to ensure my family’s financial security in case something happens to me. My daughter dreams of becoming a doctor that requires a substantial amount of money. I am diligent and considerate about my savings. However, as an academic, I am aware that inflation can affect my household expenses and impact my future financial planning as…

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Politics

‘Why net FDI inflow dropped…’: Congress slams BJP for false claims on economy

[ad_1] Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has taken a swipe at the BJP-led Central government, saying that the Indian economy is in “severe distress”. Chidambaram said that the BJP’s claims about a “robust Indian economy” are false as overseas investment has dropped by 31%. The Congress leader said that foreign investors’ confidence in the Indian economy has declined. “BJP claims that the Indian economy is in…

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Markets

US stocks rise as megacaps, chipmakers jump

[ad_1] US stock indices edged higher on Tuesday as most megacap stocks and chipmakers jumped on optimism over three interest rate cuts this year. At 09:33 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 70.78 points, or 0.18 per cent, at 39,384.42, the S&P 500 was up 15.22 points, or 0.29 per cent, at 5,233.41, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 73.22 points, or 0.45 per cent, at…

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Markets

Wall Street week ahead: Investors’ focus on Fed speakers, PCE index

[ad_1] Stock market investors on Wall Street in the week ahead will be watching the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation gauge — the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index and speeches from a host of Fed speakers including Chair Jerome Powell. The week will also see data on durable goods orders and consumer confidence. Last week, the US central bank kept its interest rates unchanged and also signalled three rate cuts…

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Markets

US stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate decision

[ad_1] US stocks opened mixed on Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision due on Wednesday. The S&P 500 opened lower by 10.33 points, or 0.20%, at 5,139.09, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 71.52 points, or 0.44%, to 16,031.93 at the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 29.18 points, or 0.08%, at the open to 38,819.61.  Milestone Alert! Livemint tops charts as the fastest growing…

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Markets

US stocks rally, megacaps lift Nasdaq higher

[ad_1] US stocks rallied on Monday, as megacaps lifted Nasdaq higher ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s meeting this week. Fed policymakers are widely expected to keep interest rate unchanged as inflation data released last week showed that the consumer prices in the US rose in February. At 9:34 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 150.05 points, or 0.39 per cent, at 38,864.82, the S&P 500…

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Markets

US Fed meet in focus: Will the Fed give clear signals on rate cuts?

[ad_1] For nearly a year, the world has eagerly awaited clear indications of rate cuts from the Fed, yet the central bank has consistently emphasized the possibility of prolonged higher rates. There are no expectations of a cut at this juncture but hopes are alive that the Fed will go for a cut in June this year. Meanwhile, inflation remains above the Fed’s 2 per cent target. The US…

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