It is expected, though not desirable, that credit-related incidents may happen
You can build a portfolio of mutual fund schemes based on your risk profile.
The expense ratio of a direct plan is usually around 0.5-1% lower than the regular plan of the same mutual fund.
If your rationale for choosing a balanced fund is the marginal tax efficiency over a focused allocation, where the debt component gets taxed as debt fund, it is not a decisive criterion and the tax efficiency is not huge
The imposition of 10 percent tax on LTCG earned on mutual funds could be a trigger for ULIPs
International funds are those mutual fund schemes which invest in foreign markets
Here are a few factors involved to locate a fund which will fulfill your savings requirement in a holistic manner.
It is not only about pushing companies to the bond market but also attracting more investors that will really deepen the market.
ELSS are diversified equity mutual funds that invest a major chunk of your money in equity and equity-related securities.
Don't worry if your SIP in equity mutual funds over the past 8-12 months is showing negative returns. This could be the best thing that ever happened to your portfolio
Which of these categories are an option they should explore further and which one of them is good to give a miss?
When the instrument matures after a month or two, or when the fund gets fresh subscriptions, that quantum is invested at the then prevailing yield levels.
With the reclassification of mutual funds, there will be a change not only in basis of arriving at performance ratings by rating agencies, but also in the method of analysis to be adopted by the investors while reviewing the performance of the schemes for making investment decisions.
One should always plan their tax related investments in advance and invest through SIP route in ELSS to get the benefit of rupee cost averaging.
The main distinction between capital gains tax and DDT is that DDT is paid by the fund house and not by investors, whereas capital gains tax is paid by the investor
If there is an open-ended bond fund that is passively managed with maturity roll-down, investors may opt for it to gradually reduce interest rate risk
Your parents have done their best to secure your future and well-being at every step of the way. It is time you take responsibility for their future & wellbeing too.
Close-ended mutual funds do not have any track record and aren’t open to investors post their initial offer period
A recent report from HSBC Global Research sees two policy rate hikes of 25 basis points each in 2018
Asset allocation refers to how much of your money is to be parked in different assets: equity, real estate, gold and so on.
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There are many benefits of investing in mutual funds, whose importance can be portrayed in the two crucial phases of retirement planning
When parents start investing early through SIPs, they allow more time for their corpus to grow. Also, monthly outgo in the form of SIPs is lower than those investing late for the same amount of corpus
For most funds, it is about fitment to one of the new categories, with or without a change in the name of the fund.
Imagine a platform for investments where you do not need to worry about whether the market or the MF office is still open.