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Volatile markets remind investors the importance of asset allocation in their financial planning. Asset allocation reduces portfolio volatility, limits downside risks and helps investors meet their investment objectives. Hybrid mutual funds are effective and tax efficient asset allocation solutions. These funds invest in both debt and equity...

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The Sensex has fallen nearly 26% in the last 1 month (3rd March 2020 to 3rd April 2020) and 33% on a year to date (Calendar Year 2020) basis (as on 3rd April 2020). The January to March quarter(of Calendar Year 2020) saw the worst performance by Sensex and Nifty in the last 28 years. The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken markets...

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The outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic over the last 2 months or so has sent shockwaves through financial markets across the world. The pandemic has rapidly spread outside China over the last one month and infections have multiplied in many countries including India. Stock markets in major economies have cracked with Dow...

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Most people think they need to have a lot of money before they can start investing. These days, with as little as Rs 500 you can get your feet wet with mutual funds. Investing in mutual funds allows you to take part in a larger pool of funds that will be managed by a professional fund manager. This presents a lot of advantages, the best...

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One of the biggest hurdles in the journey of investing is getting over the widely believed myths that bear no foundation or truth. But we believe it because everyone does. To start investing, one must, most importantly refrain from giving in to false notions and myths and believe in what the facts. Here are some of the most common myths of...

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The last one month has been very difficult for stock market due to the spread of Coronavirus pandemic around the world. The Nifty fell from 11,700 levels to around 7,600 (on 23rd March) – a 35% fall. Since then Nifty has recovered some 1,000 points over the next 3 daysafter the US Government announced $2 trillion stimulus. On 26th...

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The whole world is going through the worst crisis in several decades due to rapid spread of Coronavirus. Many countries including India are in lockdown and stock markets all over the world have crashed. The Sensex is down 35% this year, but there are many examples of severe market downturns in the past (see the chart below)...

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If you are a young aspiring Independent Financial Advisor (IFA),then you will surely want to know how to start your IFA practice. Ask any IFA and the answer will be broadly on these lines. First of all, you need to pass the NISM exam. Then you need to get an AMFI Registration Number (ARN). The next step will be to get empanelled with various Asset...

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The last one month has seen stock market crashing all across the world. However, history of past bear markets tell us that 25 – 30% fall in share prices create attractive investment opportunities for long term investors. While Nifty (large cap) has fallen 30% from its all time high, midcaps have fallen more than 40% from their peaks. From a...

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For the last 20 years (except for a brief period in FY 2003) dividends were tax free in the hands of the investors, but the company paying dividends had to pay dividend distribution tax (DDT) before giving dividends to investors. In the 2020 Budget, the Finance Minister abolished DDT and moved back to the classical system of taxing...

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