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Best Performing Equity, ELSS & Debt Mutual Funds MFs of 2012

This article lists the top 5 mutual funds (MFs) for the year 2012 for various types / categories – Equity Diversified MFs, Tax Saving (ELSS) MFs and Debt MFs. As the year ends, it is time to look into the rear view mirror and find out which mutual funds have performed the best in the year gone … [Read more...]

What “Kolaveri Di” Song Teaches You About Personal Finance

Unless you have been hibernating for a few months, there is no way you have not heard about the song "Kolaveri Di".It is a song from an upcoming Tamil film, and the lyrics are in Tamil and English.The song is HUGELY popular - not only in Tamilnadu, not only in Southern India, not only in … [Read more...]

Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs) of Mutual Funds – Benefits of investing

With inflation figures on the rise, the interest rates offered by banks on deposits are also rising.This may look like a rosy picture for those who derive a major chunk of their income from fixed deposits as banks now offer more interest for the same amount, but what about the fixed deposits … [Read more...]

Are Mutual Fund (MF) entry loads coming back?

Sometime back, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) abolished entry loads for mutual funds. But now, there have been indications that agent commissions might be coming back. Read on. … [Read more...]

How should you withdraw your money from an equity mutual fund (MF)?

Is there is right way of taking out your money from the stock market? Is there a way to liquidate your equity MF investment which would help you maximize your gains? Yes, there is! Read on. … [Read more...]

5 things to do as soon as you get a job to secure a healthy financial future

There are certain things that you should do as soon as you start your career – things that would make your financial life simple going forward. Here is a list of the 5 most important things. … [Read more...]

What is a Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) in MFs and how it can help you

You are well aware of the Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) offered by Mutual Funds (MFs). But do you know what a Systematic Transfer Plan (STP) is, and how it can benefit you? Read on. … [Read more...]

Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) – Avoid timing the market while selling and get regular payouts

Timing the market is a futile effort – both while buying mutual funds (Mfs) and selling. Here is how you can avoid timing the market while selling your units and gain from cost averaging. … [Read more...]

Lock in for Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) units purchased through a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)

This article talks about the lock-in period for ELSS MF units that have been bought using SIPs. … [Read more...]

SEBI asks mutual funds (MFs) to express dividend in Rupees, not as a percentage

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked mutual funds to quote the dividend declared on their various schemes in absolute Rupee terms, and not as a percentage. … [Read more...]