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This time, next year – will your financial plan be any different?

Resolutions are passé, say some. Resolutions changed my life, believe a few. Resolutions are meant to be broken, smirk others. Whichever category you belong to, there are a few resolutions that ought to be a part of your life – financial resolutions. And trust us; these are not the ones to be broken. We have […]

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FundsIndia Views: 2017 – Outlook and strategy

If the below data has weakened your faith and interest in equity, then it could be a good thing! ‘The safest and most potentially profitable thing is to buy something when no one likes it’ said Howard Marks, one of America’s more successful investor. If you are not liking what you are seeing below, then […]

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Exposure Matters and Other Investing Insights From Photography

Exposure. ISO. White balance.  Aperture. If you’ve ever owned a camera you would surely come across these terms and many more. You probably remember the time when these terms changed from being abstract, barely-understood concepts to inputs integral to the making of your photograph. I remember the time when I was just a trigger happy […]

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2016 – a tough year for funds and Select Funds

If 2015 was a frustrating year for equities, 2016 was yet another. Key equity indices – Nifty or the BSE 100 have remained flat over the past 2 years. On a point-to-point return basis, funds linked to these benchmarks did not move much. And our Select Funds, despite holding a solid long-term track record, found […]

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FundsIndia explains: Why the growth option is preferable

Over the past few weeks, we have been explaining various aspects of dividends in mutual funds. You know how a mutual fund makes dividends, what happens when a fund declares a dividend, and how it affects your NAV. We, and most advisors, usually recommend that you opt for growth when investing rather than dividend, especially […]

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The Three Step Guide to Owning Designer Products…

…With your fresher’s salary “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” — Vivienne Westwood There’s just something about fashion that lures the soul, isn’t there? The caress of the soft fabric on our skin, the whiff of perfume carried on the breeze, the click-clack […]

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Lessons from the gym can make you rich!

Health is wealth, isn’t it? The fitter you are in mind, body and soul, the happier you live. It’s hard not to agree with that. What’s interesting is that, there are lessons of financial health to be learnt from fitness trainers too! Are you wondering how? Well, picture this. You’re at the gym. For the […]

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FundsIndia Explains: Section 80 C investments

Reducing taxes is at the forefront of our minds. Section 80 C plays the most important role in our tax-saving efforts. The list of deductions allowed under Section 80C is long. Broadly, they fall into three groups – those based on investing, those based on protection (i.e. insurance), and those based on spending. Investment options […]

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Give your salary the power of 5!

It is the most awaited SMS of the month, the one that immediately brings a smile on your face. You know what I am talking about. The harbinger of good news, the one that arrives on the 1st of the month with those magical words – Your salary has been credited!  That’s right. Whether you […]

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FundsIndia Debt Strategies: Should you play the duration game now?

We’ve also talked about the rate cut on this week’s episode of Talk FundsIndia. Play our podcast below to listen in as Srikanth Meenakshi, our COO, and Vidya, talk about the rate cut and its impact. The market got what it wanted – a rate cut. The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee made its debut in […]

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