Investment Planning

Plan your dream with Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)

Dreams can only be achieved if you work towards them. Even building wealth is no different.,....

Befriend MIPs for post-retirement planning

Retirement planning has become unavoidable, with living expenses going up every day and new generation nuclearisation of families.,....

Understanding debt mutual funds

Indians’ penchant for debt investment is quite well known. About 59%* of financial savings is parked in bank fixed deposits (FDs),....

Mutual fund investments going the digital way

E-commerce has practically captured every facet of our lives today. Whether it is transacting online, purchasing groceries,....

Mutual funds score over conventional investment avenues

Indians find it hard to wriggle out of their archetypal behaviour when it comes to investing....

Understanding mutual funds across market capitalisation

If you’ve seen mutual fund advertisements, odds are you’ve come across the terms large-cap funds, mid-cap funds and small cap funds. In this context, the word ‘cap’ refers to the market capitalisation, or the size, of a listed company. As you ...

When to start investing in mutual funds?

One of the most important factors to consider while drawing a financial plan is fixing the time period, especially if you are a beginner...

Investing in stocks versus equity mutual funds

Equity is one of the best asset classes to build wealth over long term. The benchmark Nifty 50 and S&P BSE Sensex indices have returned 14% each over 15 years to May 31, 2016,......

Choose growth over dividend in MIPs for systematic withdrawals

Financial planning has two angles to it, one is the investment, and the other withdrawal either regular or one time. While the systematic investment plan (SIP) helps you invest in mutual funds at regular intervals,......

This Akshaya Tritiya add sheen to your portfolio through gold

Indians have always been eager to invest in gold and this is an inexorable relationship. . It goes beyond festivals and special occasions.,......

Fixed maturity plans simplified

Attainment of financial goals requires perseverance. It does not happen overnight. The changing macros, such as inflation,......

Union Budget - A ready reckoner

On February 29, 2016, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would announce the Union Budget for fiscal 2017,......

Usher in 2016 with financial resolutions

The New Year always connotes new beginnings, ideas and opportunities. And not to forget, New Year resolutions,......

ELSS could be a win-win; help you cut tax out-go and maximise returns

The rising inflation takes a toll on living expenses and sharply erodes our disposable incomes. Add to this the tax burden and voila...

Adding equity to your retirement kitty

Retirement planning is still at a nascent stage in India for several reasons. For a long time, the traditional joint family system was seen a...

Hybrid funds help you spread risks over equity and debt

Hybrid funds – which invest in equity and debt- are increasingly seen as an alternative for investors to diversify risks. These funds...

How can you survive Equity Roller Coaster

Running with the bulls and lumbering with the bears is quite a skill in the equity market. Two emotions – greed and fear – are constantly...

Balanced funds - Growth from equity and stability from debt

Balanced Funds provide investors with an option of a single mutual fund that combines both growth and income objectives by investing...

Risk profiling + Riskometer = Successful financial planning

As on July 1, 2015, the capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India, has advised the use of Riskometer instead of colour...

Women should take charge of financial planning

Today’s women handle home and office with equal ease. If she puts similar efforts in the financial planning process, she can become a...

Exchange Traded Funds - A resourceful product to invest across asset classes

Passively managed funds are best represented through ETFs. These funds invest into an underlying asset or portfolio of assets and trade...

Securing your child's future with mutual funds

Parents always aspire to provide the best to their children and leave no stones unturned for securing a child’s future. From the time of...

Why start early

One of the most important things that you can do as an investor is to get an early start on investing. The old saying "the early bird gets the worm,"...

How one should start ?

Among the many mantras of investing, market timing is the most commonly used one, where investors look to invest, book profits...

Dynamics of Investment Planning

Financial independence is now an integral part of our complex lives. Gone are the days when it meant having enough to tide over ...

Can't gauge the volatile market? Take professional help

Today's highly advanced print and electronic media have been able to share investment-related information with the investors. The ensuing...

ELSS gives two benefits: Returns on investments and tax benefit.

A high rate of interest does not necessarily help in creating a decent corpus over the long term. This is mainly because of the implication...

Potential benefits of gold as an asset class evident over the long term

Interestingly, gold has been treasured as a valuable commodity for as long as one can remember. From barter trade to jewellery investment...