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IIFL Finance's NCD offer opens today: Should you invest in it?

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IIFL Finance's NCD offer opens today: Should you invest in it?

The five-year NCD has a monthly pay-out option for those who may need regular income

JM Financial’s NCD offer: Interest rate higher than FDs, but are risks worth it?

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JM Financial’s NCD offer: Interest rate higher than FDs, but are risks worth it?

The issue opens today and the minimum application size is Rs 10,000. These NCDs have been rated AA/Stable by ICRA and CRISIL

SIP inflows have been great, but are investors choosing the right funds?

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SIP inflows have been great, but are investors choosing the right funds?

Three equity-oriented categories saw the maximum net inflows. These were the ones in which new fund offers were on

Should you worry about data security while sharing financial information via account aggregators?

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Should you worry about data security while sharing financial information via account aggregators?

No financial platform is without risk. But, as things stand now, the benefits of using account aggregators outweigh the risks

Sensex at 58,000: Here’s what you must do if the market corrects now

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Sensex at 58,000: Here’s what you must do if the market corrects now

Top-up your investments, whenever possible, during a market correction.

Why Kotak Mahindra Bank’s no-cost EMI on debit cards could be a debt trap

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Why Kotak Mahindra Bank’s no-cost EMI on debit cards could be a debt trap

For any no-cost EMI scheme, there are always charges that more than make up for the absence of upfront interest costs

Does SEBI’s proposed common MF platform make investing simpler for retail investors?

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Does SEBI’s proposed common MF platform make investing simpler for retail investors?

The platform will be digital. All or most of your queries would get resolved without the need for carrying documents physically to your fund house’s branches

Confused on which credit card to opt for? Here’s help on how to choose

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Confused on which credit card to opt for? Here’s help on how to choose

There are at least 130 different types of credit cards in the market. Choose a card based on your spending behaviour

Explained: How debt mutual fund investors would benefit from swing pricing proposal

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Explained: How debt mutual fund investors would benefit from swing pricing proposal

Swing pricing mechanism is like a manual adjustment made to a mutual fund's NAV. The objective here is to pass on any additional transaction costs arising from large inflow or outflow to large opportunistic investors

Want to use your credit card wisely? Stick to these spending and repaying rules

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Want to use your credit card wisely? Stick to these spending and repaying rules

Repay your dues in full in every billing cycle and avoid withdrawing cash with your credit card.

How target maturity debt funds may be the closest alternatives to fixed deposits

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How target maturity debt funds may be the closest alternatives to fixed deposits

These open-ended schemes have a high-quality portfolio of bonds issued by central and state governments.

Easy ways to avoid revenge shopping after unlock 2.0

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Easy ways to avoid revenge shopping after unlock 2.0

Human nature is such that you will justify the over-indulgence with the fact that you have lived frugally for the last two months

Why term insurance policies that promise to pay back premiums are avoidable?

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Why term insurance policies that promise to pay back premiums are avoidable?

Term insurance policies also come with an option to return your premiums. But they are costly. If you invest the premium difference in a mutual fund SIP, you can earn more.

Mutual fund returns: Reaching your money goals is more important, not beating benchmarks

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Mutual fund returns: Reaching your money goals is more important, not beating benchmarks

Is beating the scheme benchmark a reliable basis for selection or should you stick with the fund if it meets your return objective?

Why InvITs are becoming increasingly popular among investors

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Why InvITs are becoming increasingly popular among investors

Infrastructure Investment Trusts or InvITs are equity investments with a debt wrapper around them. Make sure you understand the underlying assets and assess their viability before investing

SEBI's skin-in-the-game circular to mutual fund AMCs has good intentions, but is not well thought out

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SEBI's skin-in-the-game circular to mutual fund AMCs has good intentions, but is not well thought out

Mere participation in the mutual fund scheme by employees and directors of the AMC is not a shield against underperformance or indeed wrongdoing 

Index fund or ETF? How to pick the better passive investment

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Index fund or ETF? How to pick the better passive investment

Exchange traded funds score on costs, while index funds have better liquidity. Here are pointers to choosing the suitable option

Smaller fund houses more focused on collecting equity assets

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Smaller fund houses more focused on collecting equity assets

The likes of Axis, DSP and Mirae have more equity assets in their mix, while debt dominates for HDFC, ICICI Prudential and Aditya Birla Sun Life.

Where does the investor feature in Franklin Templeton’s desperate bid to save its reputation?

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Where does the investor feature in Franklin Templeton’s desperate bid to save its reputation?

Harsh penalties by SEBI are needed to dis-incentivise any reason that corroborates low accountability towards the investor

International funds deliver: How to pick the right global MF scheme

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International funds deliver: How to pick the right global MF scheme

Diversified funds that invest in broad-based US equities or European stocks can be considered. Choosing thematic global funds can result in low returns even over 10 years

Avoid shuffling your investments based on short-term inflation trends

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Avoid shuffling your investments based on short-term inflation trends

Inflationary trends are visible again in the economy. Ignoring short-term spikes in price rise is good for your portfolio. Stick to your long-term asset allocation

Value and thematic funds are back in focus: Should you invest in them?

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Value and thematic funds are back in focus: Should you invest in them?

The recent market rally has propelled out-of-favour stocks and themes of earlier times. Should investors go for funds that invest in such stocks?

Explained: All about investing directly in government securities

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Explained: All about investing directly in government securities

Investors can trade through the exchanges and also participate in primary issuances directly through their Retail Direct account

Why costs matter more in mutual fund direct plans

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Why costs matter more in mutual fund direct plans

A number of asset managers are now putting more resources behind servicing and sourcing of direct investors

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