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Maulik Madhu

Maulik Madhu, Senior Research Analyst, FundsIndia. She has worked as a business journalist and an equity research analyst for over 6 years. She is passionate about the stock market and keeping fit.

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A stimulus for ‘Survival’ and not ‘Revival’!

Maulik Madhu

Surpassing expectations, the Prime Minister announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package this week. Then came the details.  While the package (two tranches so far) has offered relief to…Continue Reading

Up, Up Goes the Market, All Else Goes Down

Maulik Madhu

We live in difficult times. What started as a medical crisis, spread to the real economy and the financial markets too. That hasn’t happened before. This is where we stand…Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Indices – Nasdaq 100 vs S&P 500

Maulik Madhu

In a recent blog ‘This is where Warren Buffett wants his money to be invested….‘, we talked about how the S&P 500 Index is a good investment option if you…Continue Reading

This is where Warren Buffett wants his money to be invested….

Maulik Madhu

Where do you think the legendary investor Warren Buffett wants his money to be invested after he passes away?  In an S&P 500 Index fund.  In a letter to Berkshire…Continue Reading

Should you invest in mid-cap and small cap funds?

Maulik Madhu

Impacted by Coronavirus and the associated economic crisis, markets world-over have come off their highs. In India, the S&P BSE Sensex has fallen close to 27% from its previous peak. …Continue Reading

Waiting for the Bottom?

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Stock markets world over are going through turbulent times. It’s hard to predict where the markets are headed in the coming days let alone in the next few weeks.  We…Continue Reading

My SIP Returns are dismal – What should I do?

Maulik Madhu

The last few weeks have been disheartening for equity market investors. Waiting for 5 long years only to see dismal returns from their equity SIPs is not what long-term investors…Continue Reading

What should you do with your SIP?

Maulik Madhu

The past few weeks have been tough for investors globally and in India. Equity markets are down close to 25% from their recent highs. The gradual decline in the markets…Continue Reading

Monthly Dividend Plans

What no one tells you about Monthly Dividend Plans

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MF Monthly Dividend Plans are sometimes sold to investors on the pitch that they will offer almost 1% ‘return’ in the form of dividend payouts every month. That is, a…Continue Reading

Dividend or Growth Plans

Dividend or Growth Plans? It’s a no-brainer post budget

Maulik Madhu

The 2020-21 Budget has done away with the dividend distribution tax (DDT) that funds have to deduct before distributing dividends to investors. Instead, from 1 April 2020 dividends will be…Continue Reading