In your interest.
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No beating about the bush.
Stick to what is safe, even if the returns are not very high
Over the past nine months, the Sensex dived precipitously from a high of over 21,000 to nearly a third of its value when it sank to 7,700 (intra-day) on 27th October. Millions of retail investors have suffered heavy losses on equity as well as ‘safer investments’ such as mutual funds, unit linked insurance plans (ULIPs), fixed...
There are many ways in which the global financial turmoil will impact you, whether or not you have invested in the stock market
On a day when the Sensex had crashed 700 points after two weeks of financial turmoil that destroyed several mega US investment banks, a local televison channel decided to get public reactions to the global crisis. We saw the expected laments from investors and...
Check FMP portfolios. Don't get carried away by tax breaks alone
Last week, I wrote in defence of good old fixed deposits (FDs) with safe large nationalised banks. A couple of days later, this message popped up in my mailbox. “Did you know tax on interest earned on fixed deposits can be as high as 33.99%? That’s why Fidelity’s Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) makes sense. The fund will aim to...