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PAN-Aadhaar linkage is mandatory; here is how you can do it

PAN-Aadhaar linkage is mandatory; here is how you can do it

Finance
Today, i.e., March 31, 2021, is the last date to link PAN with Aadhaar. If you do not link your PAN with your Aadhaar number by the end of the day today, it will cost you. Not only will your PAN become inoperative, but you will also have to shell out a penalty amount of up to Rs 1,000 if you link the two any day on or after April 1. How can you link your PAN with Aadhaar? Watch this videoLet's block ads! (Why?) Personal Finance News-Wealth-Economic Times

Op-ed: Here are some safe money moves investors should make now

Finance
fstop123 | E+ | Getty ImagesDespite concern over rising bond yields, many investors see today as the best of times.The economy is growing and should get stronger as stimulus checks and child-care tax credits help millions of American families. More people are getting vaccinated daily, raising the prospect of a more open economy.  And, at least for now, inflation and interest rates remain low.Given this scenario, how should investors play the rest of the year?I believe that investors cannot actually time the market, no matter the economy's strength or the valuation of the stock market. Instead, through thick and thin, you stick to the same, solid diversified financial plan initially created to build financial independence.More from FA Playbook:Here's a look at other stories impacting t...

The GameStop mania might be over, but retail investors look here to stay

Finance
Luis AlvarezThe GameStop bubble has come and gone but the rookie investors who speak emoji and Reddit may be here to stay with big implications for brokerage firms, as well as traditional investors who must pay closer attention to where this fast-moving, smartphone app-wielding crowd is moving next."We believe some of the new retail activity is here to stay," wrote an analytics team at Bank of America in a report to clients.Bank of America's team found that the unprecedented surge in brokerage app downloads during the GameStop mania is continuing at a rapid pace this month even with the GameStop trade itself now forgotten. Credit Suisse data shows retail trading as a share of overall market activity has accelerated in recent months and has now doubled compared to the start of last year.Plu...
OECD: Lockdowns here to stay, even with vaccine plan

OECD: Lockdowns here to stay, even with vaccine plan

Business
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