How are mutual funds taxed? What are long and short term capital gains?

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​As long as there is income, there is tax. Taxes can be minimized but not escaped. The Mutual funds returns are taxed under the head 'Income from Capital Gains.' Capital gains can be classified as long term or short term capital gains based on the investment holding period. Capital gains tax varies according to the holding period and type of mutual fund. Holding period is the period from the date ...
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Why tax saving Mutual Funds (ELSS) over other options?

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One of the best ways to invest is to participate in plans that generate tax-free returns. While there are many available options such as PPF, NSC, NPS and taxing-saving FDs, ELSS trumps as the best investing option.While it does involve market related risks, it also rewards the investors for extra risks. The objective of ELSS mutual funds is to provide tax benefit (up to ₹1.5 lakh) under...
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9 Common myths on SIP busted

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Systematic investment plan (SIP) is considerably the best way of investing in mutual funds, although, time and again, peoples' misconceived notions have slowed their wealth creation. Blocking these misunderstandings and getting your facts right, is an essential deal. So, here we go with the most prominent myths about SIP and the clarification to this would definitely alter your misunderstandings a...
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SIP - Systematic Investment Plan. What it is? How does it work?

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​Theoretically, timing the market plays the most crucial role. However, no one can ever tame the fluctuations that occur with time. While investors are busy timing the market conditions, they usually miss out valuable opportunities and can end up with loss. For those who do not wish to put their money to such a potentially risky strategy, TIME ** not timing ** could be the best alternative an...
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Why life insurance is NOT an investment

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​ If you consider insurance an investment, you're not alone. We live in a world where every adult can swear to have received a "cold call" from an insurance agent at one point in their life or bombarded relative/family friend who is an insurance agent.  This is a characteristic side-effect of the competition in the insurance business, though there is nothing amiss with this. But in such a wor...
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