Have we ever thought why most of us sell off our investments during market corrections? Is it because we need the money or is there any other reason(s). We all must have taken a ride in the roller coaster; when it goes up we feel excited but feel scared when it goes down. It’s the … Continue reading Why We Sell-Off During Market Corrections?
The recent decision of freezing six of their debt fund schemes by Franklin Templeton Debt mutual fund has sent a shock wave among the investors’ community who thought debt investments are safe and do not require any risk management. But if you see closely and analyse their investment pattern, it was an event waiting to … Continue reading Investments In Debt Mutual Funds
Rates of interest on various small saving schemes have been slashed substantially by the Government of India wef 01 April 2020. The annual rate of interest on Bank Savings Account would be around 2.75% and Bank FDs will fetch you 5.5% to 5.8% for one to three years of term deposit. Further, interest accrued on these investments … Continue reading Are We Loosing Money By Investing In Bank FD?
Brutal fall in Indian stock markets over a period of last one month or so has left most of the equity portfolios bleeding. Fall has been so fast and vociferous that it wiped out almost all the gains of equity mutual fund schemes for last 3 to 5 years and in some cases up to 10 … Continue reading Understanding Investment Risks Before Investing
Debt mutual funds are ideal investment options for investors for short term investments. Their risks are much lower than equity or equity oriented funds, they have the potential to generate superior returns compared to traditional fixed income products and they enjoy a significant tax advantage over bank savings and Fixed Deposits. What are debt funds? Debt mutual … Continue reading Why Debt Mutual Funds Are Good For Short Term Investments?
This year RBI has been on a trajectory of tightening interest rates in an effort to control inflation. Repo rate has been raised three times. Repo rate hikes by the RBI raise bond yields, cause bond prices to fall and results in lower returns, especially for long term debt mutual funds. Surprisingly, RBI did not … Continue reading Investment Strategy: Debt Mutual Fund
As part of direct taxes, all of us are paying Income tax to Government of India. Income tax is levied on following two parts of income: 1. Earned income which is earned by us in a financial year(Apr to Mar)2. And the interest income which gets accrued on our savings / investments There is hardly any scope … Continue reading Are You Paying Income tax On Interest Income?
I am sure we all must have received calls from our banking relationship managers trying to convince us to buy so and so financial product..may be its a mutual fund scheme or insurance investment product. When we go to our banks, they will try and push us to buy one of their financial product, whether … Continue reading Should You Take Financial Products/Advice From Banks?
Liquid Funds have been around for a long time. The first Liquid Fund, as per Value Research, was launched in 1997. Today, almost all mutual funds have a Liquid Fund. Liquid Funds have also come a long way in terms of the market risks that it can take. I have heard of instances of longer tenor … Continue reading Derisking Liquid Debt Fund
Over last year or year and half, every body is talking about investments in mutual fund, “Mutual Fund Sahi Hai”, we all must have seen this Ad. But this ad does not amplify whether we should invest in equity or debt mutual fund or combination of these two (Hybrid). Before we proceed further, it would be … Continue reading Why Should We Invest In Equity?