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Repo rates – How they affect the economy

Vignesh  Sayeesundar

You might have seen a newsflash last week, along the lines of: “The Monetary Policy Committee of the RBI cut the repo rate by 35 basis points to 5.40%.” What…Continue Reading

Do Mutual Fund Returns Compound?

Gourav Kumar

You might have heard people talking about the wonders of compounding. When talking about the benefits of long term investments, investors are often told that over a long time, the…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Regular Vs Direct Mutual Funds – Which is the best?

Ranganayaki R

When it comes to investments, people generally tend to take cautious steps. They would prefer to make informed decisions while moving forward. There is a lot of confusion involved in…Continue Reading

Union Budget 2019

Key Takeaways from the Union Budget 2019

FundsIndia Desk

This being an election year, the Union Government had only declared an interim budget in February. The final union budget 2019 was presented by the new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman,…Continue Reading

Outdated financial advice parents should avoid giving

Vidya Bala

Several of the 50 year-plus investors I know are eager to initiate their millennial children into investing as soon as possible. In their eagerness, they help their children with the…Continue Reading

Your investment options

Mutual Fund Research Desk

When you first start out to plan your finances, it is likely that you are overwhelmed with the options there are. There are a number of instruments that will help…Continue Reading

Why looking at 1-year returns can misguide you

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Whenever you are looking for funds to invest and look at the performance screen of a fund, the 1-year returns is the number that registers and also influences decision.  There…Continue Reading

Five tips for investing in the new year

Mutual Fund Research Desk

This new year, you may have made up your mind to save more or limit your impulsive splurge. And that’s a great resolution to make! We’re not going to tell…Continue Reading

Is the market correction good enough?

Why your returns are not the same as the market’s return

Vidya Bala

In an investor-gathering addressed by a renowned fund manager, a presentation on the returns delivered by equities over several years was put up. One of the investors asked him, “you…Continue Reading

You are different and so are your needs

Ashwini Arulrajhan

How many of you want to wear the same clothes as your friends or neighbours? Not only is your size and fit different, your taste too will likely be different.…Continue Reading

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