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  • Why FMPs are losing sheen Jun 15, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Why FMPs are losing sheen

  • Kotak Mahindra AMC admits better communication needed over credit risks May 15, 2019 10:14 PM IST

    Kotak Mahindra AMC admits better communication needed over credit risks

    The comments come against the backdrop of the fund house seeking more time for payouts with respect to Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs).

  • The right debt fund will never be wrong for you Jan 12, 2016 04:29 PM IST

    The right debt fund will never be wrong for you

    Debt funds are seen as a safer haven. However, if you know the investment objective of the fund, you can pick the right funds for your portfolio.

  • How to choose fixed-income assets Feb 28, 2014 05:51 PM IST

    How to choose fixed-income assets

    Fixed income products like Public Provident Fund, Post Office Monthly Income Scheme, Senior Citizen‘s Savings Scheme, Employee Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate etc. have stood the test of times.

  • Mutual funds: Proven investment formula Feb 25, 2014 01:35 PM IST

    Mutual funds: Proven investment formula

    Understanding the nuances of investing in mutual funds requires hard work and the returns take on a learning curve. With meticulous planning, the rewards from mutual funds will far outweigh the required efforts.

  • Mutual fund assets touch record Rs 9.03 lakh crore in Jan Feb 10, 2014 08:27 PM IST

    Mutual fund assets touch record Rs 9.03 lakh crore in Jan

    The rise in monthly AUM in January 2014 was primarily on account of Rs 83,500 crore inflows -- the highest since April 2013. "Bulk of the inflows during the month was into money market/ liquid funds," the Crisil report said.

  • Should one invest in Fixed Maturity Plans? Jan 14, 2014 12:11 PM IST

    Should one invest in Fixed Maturity Plans?

    Dr. Renu Pothen, Research Head of Fundsupermart.com explains FMPs are close-ended debt funds which invest into short-term papers like commercial papers and certificate of deposits.

  • Lock your returns with FMPs Aug 22, 2013 08:59 PM IST

    Lock your returns with FMPs

    Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs) is an avenue that should be considered before making an investment decision. FMP is equivalent to a Bank FD in a mutual fund but unlike FDs it cannot offer a fixed return.

  • Here are some excellent investment options Aug 19, 2013 10:15 PM IST

    Here are some excellent investment options

    Suresh Sadagopan of Ladder7 Financial Advisories lists out some excellent investment options in the current market scenario. He speaks about how debt mutual funds can be an investment option.

  • Fixed Maturity Plans vs Fixed Deposits: How they face off May 08, 2013 11:42 AM IST

    Fixed Maturity Plans vs Fixed Deposits: How they face off

    Simply put, FMPs are the mutual fund industry‘s version of FDs. Over time, they have established a place in the portfolios of debt fund investors. Savvy investors sometimes do away with FDs and replace them with FMPs. Read this space to know what is it about FMPs that makes it so appealing to investors and how do they differ from FDs?

  • Debt funds-a good alternative to bank,small saving deposits Apr 11, 2013 12:24 PM IST

    Debt funds-a good alternative to bank,small saving deposits

    Common parameters of selecting a fixed income investment are potential risk, expected returns and tax efficiency. Unaware of debt funds as a fixed income product, many investors opt Banks or small savings deposits. But, Debt funds if used properly and selected wisely can be a good alternative to other fixed income investments.

  • Making money from rate cuts Mar 12, 2013 11:19 AM IST

    Making money from rate cuts

    If there is one thing that investors, investors want right now, it is a cut in interest rates. How do interest rates impact one‘s investments? Well, although the impact can be felt across various asset classes, this article focus on the impact of interest rates on mutual funds with majority allocations to fixed income & debt instruments.

  • Credit policy and fixed income investments Feb 06, 2013 12:02 PM IST

    Credit policy and fixed income investments

    With the RBI slashing Repo rates, there is renewed expectation that people will loosen their purse strings and invest. Be it extension of tax free bond, attractive FDs or FMPs, each product manufacturer is putting its best efforts to lure investors. Here are a few options you should consider in mind while falling for such attractive options.

  • How to evaluate MF portfolio performance Jan 24, 2013 12:52 PM IST

    How to evaluate MF portfolio performance

    What bothers investors the most - Their portfolio performance! . A portfolio in green will always be a comfort factor, while the same in red will drive them into a panic zone. Financial expert Renu Pothen guides in managing their portfolio in a right way?

  • What fixed income investors should look for Jan 23, 2013 12:46 PM IST

    What fixed income investors should look for

    Fixed income investors should focus on long-term products, as they will benefit the most from interest rate cuts.

  • When should you invest in mutual fund NFOs? Nov 29, 2012 02:31 PM IST

    When should you invest in mutual fund NFOs?

    NFO is often confused with IPO of a share where investors invest presuming they are buying cheap. The fund houses also do a great marketing job to sell their NFOs. Hence before investing, it is important to check if the NFO offered is offering some thing new or if something similar already exists with the Fund house.

  • Mutual funds allowed to participate in CDS transactions Nov 15, 2012 07:41 PM IST

    Mutual funds allowed to participate in CDS transactions

    Market regulator SEBI today allowed mutual funds to participate in Credit Default Swap (CDS) transactions, which allow business entities to hedge risks associated with the bonds market.

  • How NRIs can make the most from Indian debt markets Nov 07, 2012 03:58 PM IST

    How NRIs can make the most from Indian debt markets

    The current interest rate scenario makes India a lucrative investment destination for risk-averse NRIs who are in search of preserving capital or their hard earned money.

  • Are FMPs better than bank FDs? Sep 26, 2012 02:36 PM IST

    Are FMPs better than bank FDs?

    Quite often investors think Fixed Maturity Plans and Fixed Deposits are alike but there are some distinct differences. Pankaj Mathpal of Optima Money Managers explains.

  • Things to check while investing in Fixed Income instruments Aug 22, 2012 12:31 PM IST

    Things to check while investing in Fixed Income instruments

    For all those who are looking at making some fixed income investments there are few things that they need to check before they actually decide about completing this process. Only when these points are addressed should the individual be confident that the fixed income investment will serve a specific purpose, reckons financial advisor Arnav Pandya

  • Why Fixed Maturities Plans scores over Fixed Deposits Jul 18, 2012 03:13 PM IST

    Why Fixed Maturities Plans scores over Fixed Deposits

    When it comes to investing, both FMPs and FDs gives more or less the same returns. However when compared in real term, the difference between the two is substantial. Financial advisor Anil Rego discusses the advantages that FMPs enjoy over FDs.

  • Fixed maturity plans bear brunt of burst in redemptions Jul 11, 2012 10:09 PM IST

    Fixed maturity plans bear brunt of burst in redemptions

    CNBC-TV18's Mitra Joshi and Archana Shukla report that fixed maturity plans (FMPs) are bearing the brunt of a burst of redemptions

  • Gold ETFs witness record monthly outflows in June: Crisil Jul 10, 2012 12:35 PM IST

    Gold ETFs witness record monthly outflows in June: Crisil

    According to the AMFI, assets under Gold ETFs fell by 2.2% over the month to Rs 101 billion in June. The reason for outflow is mainly attributed to profit booking after the price of the metal rose sharply in the past one year due to global risk aversion and domestic buying.

  • Investments that will fetch good returns in next one year Jun 22, 2012 05:44 PM IST

    Investments that will fetch good returns in next one year

    In the current uncertain financial condition, investors are often perplexed on investments which will earn them good returns. Financial advisor Jitendra Solanki lists out various avenues available today in the fixed income space will help investors to earn that extra return without impacting their financial objective.

  • Where do you invest your money today? Jun 20, 2012 11:46 AM IST

    Where do you invest your money today?

    RBI shocked us all by keeping the interest rates intact. So what does this mean to the investors? While this does pose problems for those who have taken loans or propose to take loan, there are positive aspects even in this situation. Financial Advisor Suresh Sadagopan discusses various fruitful investments to look at the current interest regime.

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