SIPs for Dummies | Meaning of Systematic Investment Plan
“Summary: A SIP involves making systematic investment of small amounts for a long period of time. This plan is the simplest option for individuals seeking wealt...
ULIP in India: A good concept hit by mis-selling
ULIP is still a good product for ‘evolved’ investors, who can understand the maze of expenses charged and wade through them.
Two things every parent should know while planning for child education
Parents tend to look at short term goals and are mostly unprepared for their children’s higher education.
From investment options to wedding loans, easy steps to plan your dream wedding
Weddings are a grand affair in India and require a lot of planning. While we have all dreamed about having a fairytale like wedding in some point in our lives, ...
Are you financially literate? Find out how clear you are about investing
Though the financial services industry claims that it is spreading investor awareness, a significant percentage of educated Indians remain financially illiterat...
Should you buy Ulip? Find out
Two different set of situations warrant the need to invest through Ulips. Read on to find out if it fits your situation.
Clueless about investing in stock markets? Here are some options
If you are unsure about venturing into stock markets, these investment options may change your mind.
Mandatory MF pension policy is need of the hour: Harshendu Bindal, Franklin Templeton Investments-India
Direct investment in stocks is only meant for seasoned professionals who invest in thoroughly-researched stocks.
Life stages and investments (Infographic)
Think back to the time you were a kid, did you act or dress the same way you do today? No you don't. As time passes, we change, and so do our life. Similarly ou...
Mutual funds and firsts: How I bought my car, home and travelled the world
Coming from a middle-class background, resources have always been frugal and as kids we were always encouraged to save.
6 ways new classification of mutual fund schemes will impact the investor
To sort out the confusion among investors on account of multiple MF schemes from the same categories, Sebi has introduced stricter norms for fund houses.
MF queries: How to invest in mutual funds
During retirement, the two top most concerns are regular cashflow generation and capital protection. Most Debt funds have moderate risk pattern and are ideal fo...
Can retired people bank on dividends from mutual fund schemes?
Many investment experts also recommend parking money in equity-oriented balanced schemes and opt for a dividend to generate a regular income. However, this stra...
Understanding risk in debt mutual funds
Interest rate movement poses a risk to debt MF investors. Interest rates typically rise when the economy is growing, and fall during economic downturns. Bond pr...
Making your first mutual fund investment
Investors should also read the scheme related documents and understand the investment objective of the mutual fund scheme, know the securities in the scheme whe...
Where to invest- Mutual Funds or ULIPs?
Mutual funds are one of the most common investment options today. Recently, however, there's been an upsurge in interest in another financial product—Unit-Linke...