Why is the current market situation best for investing in STP?

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STP or Systematic Transfer Plan is similar to an SIP except for the fact that it involves transfer of money from one fund category to another on a regular basis. Usually, such a type of transfer takes place from a debt fund to an equity fund in installments in order to facilitate the averaging out of the overall purchase price. Recently, the domestic market has become riskier due to the weakening ...
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Should International funds be part of investor portfolio?

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The Rupee witnessed a steady depreciation against the Dollar in the past few months, increasing anxiety for all in general. However, the investor community can possibly capitalize on this situation by considering their investment in international funds. This would additionally be a great approach to diversify their investment portfolio. International funds are mutual funds which invest in stocks o...
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Terrible mistakes that can ruin your retirement corpus

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The key to joyous existence, post retirement is very much a possibility if your retirement plan is on point. This financial goal is far more important than it appears to be; all for glorious last few years of life. Who wants to spend these golden years penny pinching in uncertainty! There are many misconceptions which investors necessarily need to stay away from, in order to prevent their retireme...
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Why large cap funds will always be flavour of investing?

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In the light of SEBI's recent mandate on re-categorization and classification of mutual fund schemes, floated in October 2017, this question is definitely worthy of being evaluated. The term "Market Cap" or "Market Capitalization" refers to the size of the company listed on stock exchanges. Market cap is one of the many factors playing an important role in strategizing stock market investments. Be...
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What is a mutual fund benchmark and how you can benefit from it?

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If you have invested in mutual funds, you must be familiar with the term 'benchmark'. If you have ever wondered what it stands for, bench mark is and independent reference point against which you compare a mutual fund's performance or security. Since 2012, it is mandatory for fund houses to declare a benchmark. Some of the common benchmarks include CNX Midcap, CNX Small Cap, Sensex, NIFTY etc. ben...
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Why can’t we buy low and sell high?

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As Warren Buffet once said, Investing is simple but not easy. A majority of investors believe that the key to investing in stock market is to 'buy low and sell high'. But this piece of advice is not as functional as it sounds for the following couple of reasons: We don't know when and if the lows are happening: It is extremely hard to time the market. The past performance never guarantees a good f...
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Low risk, high returns investment?

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Investment has recently become a prime element on the ladder of a safe and secure future. Well, I cannot agree more. The significance seems to be rising every single day and it appears like a mammoth of a task to process so much that is available on the internet. With internet inundated with massive amount of information and plethora of guides pertaining to low risk, high return investment; unders...
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Consistent vs. Best performers?

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One of the most popular investment options for investors is mutual funds. It provides a way for the investors to compound their investment and thus helps them in creating more wealth than many other investment tools. But there are nearly infinite plans for you to select in the market. Even if you filter the existing funds to suit your risk capacity and other parameters, you are still left with exc...
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Journey of Rs. 70 to Rs. 70, 00,000

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  Investment in mutual funds could be encountered in numerous shapes and sizes. Certain options are the low risk investment ones such as the debt funds, while the others are equity based funds which turn out as riskier. Then you have the hybrid funds which offer a much balanced portfolio. So in case you are planning to invest within the boundaries of mutual funds, then there are various param...
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Investing: Starting big vs starting early

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Starting big vs. starting early It is always the early bird that catches the bird. One might argue that a huge investment can gain the same returns as a small investment over years. But investment is not just about figures, but mainly time. To be a successful and wealthy investor, you need to give yourself time to learn about the market and gain wisdom. That being said let me give you a few reason...
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What are arbitrage funds? Should you invest in them?

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Arbitrage funds being one of the most proficient, tax efficient ones, also showcase a risk-return profile just like debt funds, although they are still one of the most, misunderstood forms of investing. In the volatile situation, investors largely get exposed to more risk and deem to face the chances of losing high money. In such a case, arbitrage mutual funds which specialise in turning the marke...
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Avoid these top three investment mistakes in 2018

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Numerous investors in the stock market when lured by greed or surrounded by complexities end up making costly mistakes! There are several questions that you might ask yourself, and surely introspect about what you actually expect from your investments! It is essential to be cautious! Don't ever mistake to invest in the wrong funds without undergoing a proper research. Know first, whether you are t...
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Investing in Mutual Fund? Which one to choose Growth, Dividend?

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My cousin (Ankit) recently decided to invest in mutual funds, he was baffled to see so many options available. There were about 40 mutual fund houses available and over 2000 fund schemes. Further to this, he had to choose between growth, dividend pay-out or reinvestment option. When you decide to invest in mutual funds, you are faced with a plethora of options. Each type of fund has its own a...
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Got a hike/bonus: Should I pay loans/invest?

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So you have been awarded with a hike or bonus in your salary, Congratulations!. Now you are faced with a huge predicament: "Should I use the extra income to pay off your loans or save for your future?" You cannot miss out your loans at any cost and should meet your monthly minimums at least. But the question of loan or investment should arise only if your income exceeds your expenses and mini...
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