I have been receiving queries about investing in fixed income¬† securities. Not sure whether it is an indication that Indians are pulling out of equity markets (read the article on Bloomberg about this) or banks are giving real poor interest rates. So let me run a series of questions. 1. Should I invest in a […]

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Sometime back I decided to write about something which I have been advocating for years. How will you like it if I can postpone your tax payment from the year 2014 to 2034? You will love it right? First of all it means your money compounds for 30 more years, and you are paying with […]

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  What are the options that a person has when he/ she chooses to invest in a debt instrument? Well the choices are: 1. Bank fixed deposits:¬† requires very little explanation. 2. Company fixed deposits¬† not a big range of companies available, but a good option. 3. Company Bonds: Right from Tata to Sriram and […]

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I am not even getting into ‘Ulip vs Mutual funds’ – the experts know it, right? I am trying to see what are the mistakes they make when they buy Unit linked Insurance plans. This is not an exhaustive list, it is just on the basis of interactions that i have had with my readers […]

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When interest rates go up, you know one thing for sure – it will come down also. Now inflation figures are likely to be a little lower (base effect), and there will be pressure on RBI to cut rates. In the informal market (ask the builders!) interest rates are still hovering around the 25%p.a. + […]

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Yesterday evening a friend called up to say ..in 1995 we saw the birth of the Mutual Fund industry in 2015 will we see the end? Well to start with there is no ‘take over of a mutual fund’ as the whole world will report today. I think L&T Asset Management Company will take over […]

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Bucket theory of portfolio management….i hope you have heard it. Instead of saying what it is, let me describe a case study – and you will understand it better! Mr. A is a retired person (retired means does not do any activity to earn money, and he is fully dependent on his portfolio for his […]

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