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There are times when you get unexpected wealth. It can come from sale of your ancestral property, settlement of some legal dispute, getting a large signing bonus on joining a new company, a much larger than expected annual bonus or stock options etc. A large unexpected cash-flow is known in financial parlance...

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Target maturity funds are passive debt mutual fund schemes, which track an underlying bond index and have defined maturity dates. Upon maturity of the scheme, you will get the principal along with accrued interest. Target maturity funds can be in the form of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Index Fund. Target...

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The equity market has been very volatile over the past few months. The Nifty is down 17% from its 52 week high and the Nifty 50 TRI is down 11% on a year to date (YTD basis) Data source: Advisorkhoj.com as on 20 June, 2022. High inflation is the main concern of equity markets around...

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Fixed income should be an important part of your asset allocation. Fixed income will provide stability to your investment portfolio and generate income even in difficult market conditions. Traditionally investors have preferred Bank Fixed Deposits and Government Small Savings Schemes for fixed income investments. However...

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The global financial markets have been in extraordinary conditions for the past several months. Commodity prices have been very high across the world; crude oil prices are at 10 year high and expected to go up even further, as war rages in Ukraine. Inflation in United States is at a 40 year...

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Balanced Advantage Funds, also known as Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds, are hybrid mutual funds which manage their asset allocation dynamically between equity and debt. The asset allocation will change depending on market conditions using quantitative asset allocation models. You may...

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Mutual fund investors in India have historically favoured actively managed mutual funds despite exchange traded funds (ETFs) having been around for the last 20 years. But assets under management (AUM) in passive funds have grown at a phenomenal rate over the last few years and ETFs are now the...

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Global financial markets have been volatile over the past 6 months due to high inflation. Bond yields have been rising for the nearly 18 months and the 10 year Government Bond yield is at a 3 year high now (as on 6th June 2022). Bond prices have an inverse relationship with interest rate / yield changes i.e. prices go down...

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Passive funds have become popular in India over the past few years. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) is now the largest mutual fund category in terms of Assets under Management (AUM). As per AMFI data, AUM of passive funds stood at more than Rs 5 lakh crores, as on 29th April 2022. A large part of the AUM in passive...

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SIP or Systematic Investment Plan is a method of investing a fixed amount, regularly (monthly, quarterly, etc.) in open ended mutual fund schemes. SIP allows you to buy the units of your selected scheme on a date chosen by you at regular intervals. The SIP amount gets auto-debited from your bank account and...

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