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Nikhil Walavalkar

Editor - Personal Finance

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COVID-19 pandemic: Best time for estate planning by writing a Will

BUSINESS

COVID-19 pandemic: Best time for estate planning by writing a Will

Such situations create insecurity and uncertainty amongst people

How FII moves hurt your your MF portfolio

BUSINESS

How FII moves hurt your your MF portfolio

The intensity in the selling was massive, at levels not witnessed in the last 10 years

Let your life goals decide your investment mix, not market movements

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Let your life goals decide your investment mix, not market movements

Your asset allocation and financial goals should anchor your investment decisions

RBI rate cut: Banking and PSU debt funds still attractive, but return expectations tempered

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RBI rate cut: Banking and PSU debt funds still attractive, but return expectations tempered

Stick to funds with good track records and portfolios comprising bonds maturing within three years

Debt funds get a leg up from RBI’s liquidity infusion

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Debt funds get a leg up from RBI’s liquidity infusion

As short-term bond and money market instruments yields fall, these investment options should do well

Is gold a good portfolio hedge in volatile markets?

BUSINESS

Is gold a good portfolio hedge in volatile markets?

The ongoing correction in gold prices can be a good entry point for investors

Why the NAV cut-off time is immaterial for long-term MF investors

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Why the NAV cut-off time is immaterial for long-term MF investors

Over the long term an, investment made a day or two later really does not impact the return much

What should you do with laggards in your mutual fund portfolio?

BUSINESS

What should you do with laggards in your mutual fund portfolio?

Your portfolio will deliver healthy risk-adjusted returns, if you stay patient and consistent with your investments

Explained: How securities transaction tax impacts your investments

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Explained: How securities transaction tax impacts your investments

Though the quantum of the tax is small, it leads to higher transaction costs and eats into the profits of investors

Yes Bank: How it impacts your debt fund investments

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Yes Bank: How it impacts your debt fund investments

For the time being, investors should hold on to their investments

Explainer | How rental income from a jointly owned home is taxed

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Explainer | How rental income from a jointly owned home is taxed

The rental income is divided among the co-owners in the ratio of ownership

Sovereign gold bonds open for subscription: Should you buy?

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Sovereign gold bonds open for subscription: Should you buy?

 The SGB can be a good way to invest in gold, provided you have the ability to hold on till the maturity

Explained: All about call and put options in bonds

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Explained: All about call and put options in bonds

Investors should always consider the yield that they will get, assuming that the company will exercise the ‘call’ option

Coming soon, Zerodha AMC: Adding to its discount broking and direct MF platforms

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Coming soon, Zerodha AMC: Adding to its discount broking and direct MF platforms

Passive, simple, cheap index-traded funds will be on offer

SEBI trims PMS charges, asks for direct plans to be made available to investors

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SEBI trims PMS charges, asks for direct plans to be made available to investors

Fresh regulations are expected to cut costs for investors and bring more transparency in the way portfolio management services are offered

Seven steps to get the best price for your used property

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Seven steps to get the best price for your used property

Be reasonable in fixing the price for your house. More so, when the real estate market is in a slump

How currency movements can affect your financial goals

BUSINESS

How currency movements can affect your financial goals

Businessmen and large investors usually hedge their currency exposure by using derivative instruments

International funds: Invest small sums, temper return expectations

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International funds: Invest small sums, temper return expectations

International funds can be considered once your domestic portfolio is well-diversified

RBI's taxable bond: A safe option with reasonable returns

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RBI's taxable bond: A safe option with reasonable returns

Investors looking for stability of returns and willing to forego liquidity can look at this investment option

Kotak MF global schemes’ merger: What it means for investors

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Kotak MF global schemes’ merger: What it means for investors

As you move to emerging markets in search of high growth, you are exposed to currency, geo-political and growth risks associated with many countries

Budget 2020: Tax benefit for the housing loans extended for another year

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Budget 2020: Tax benefit for the housing loans extended for another year

Section 80EEA offered an additional Rs 1.5 lakh towards the interest payment on home loans

Gilt funds have probably run the course: Mahindra Mutual Fund

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Gilt funds have probably run the course: Mahindra Mutual Fund

It makes sense to invest in credit risk funds now. Investors have shunned this space and the sentiment is very low

ESG funds: Limited track record, but a well-diversified theme

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ESG funds: Limited track record, but a well-diversified theme

Unlike most investment approaches, which focus only on returns, ESG investing focusses on risks

Switch: Moving profits from one scheme to another

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Switch: Moving profits from one scheme to another

The instruction can be given using a form or online

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