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By Guest Post on January 20, 2011
In this article our guest contributor, Ramalingam K. Founder and Director of Holistic Investment Planners, demystifies the 5 most common myths associated with investing in Mutual Funds.
By Shweta Misra on January 13, 2010
The main purpose of investing for most investors is tax saving. Equity linked saving schemes (ELSS) are those mutual fund schemes that help you save taxes as well as generate decent returns. But, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Here is a list of few ELSS schemes that you should consider for investing.
By Manish Misra on August 19, 2009
You may take a lot of care deciding what to invest in and when to do so. Most people, however, are clueless on when to get out. Many investors worry only about investing their hard earned money. What they ignore in this entire process is a second issue that plays a very important role.
By Shweta Misra on August 8, 2009
The ban on entry load on mutual funds (MFs) has struck its first blow to the asset management industry, with the government-run India Post stopping the distribution of MF schemes through its designated post offices.
By Shweta Misra on June 22, 2009
Good news for you, now there will be no entry load for your Mutual fund investments! The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has recently abolished entry load for investing in mutual funds.
By Manish Misra on May 29, 2009
Saving tax through Mutual Fund? While the traditional options of Life Insurance, National Saving Certificates (NSC) and Public Provident Fund (PPF) are on top of the mind when one thinks of investments directed at saving taxes, it would be worthwhile to take a look at some mutual funds that offer tax benefits under Section 80C. One such type of mutual fund scheme is called Equity Linked Saving Schemes or ELSS.
By Shweta Misra on May 5, 2009
A mutual fund generally offers two schemes: growth and dividend. The dilemma that most of the Mutual Fund investors face is to choose between Growth or Dividend option.
By Manish Misra on April 29, 2009
You always considered Bond Funds as safe or risk-free investment. Bond Funds operate in the Debt Market. They primarily buy and sell government, semi-government and bank-backed bonds which may be considered as safe. But,don’t be surprised, bond funds are not.
By Manish Misra on April 18, 2009
Systematic Investment Plans (SIP) in Mutual Funds are gaining popularity with investors. Unlike some investors who like to park their money as a lumpsum into a Mutual fund Scheme and forget about it, investors going in for SIP have an edge. SIP offers investors choice to invest a fixed sum, as low as Rs.500 at regular intervals.
By Manish Misra on April 12, 2009
Growth investing and Value investing are essentially two contrasting investment styles offered by funds. Both mean different things and represents the stock-picking methodologies used by the Fund Manager. While there are funds that tie themselves to either one or the other style, it has been observed that most funds tend to follow a mix of the two styles.