Growth Plans are more Tax efficient than Dividend Plans

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  Finance minister Arun Jaitley while unveiling the budget proposal for 2018-2019, came up with 10 percent Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) on distributed income from equity oriented mutual funds. Additionally, as per the proposal, investors will have to pay 10 percent tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) from stock markets, exceeding Rs. 1 Lakh. This could possibly impact investor outlook as...
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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 wea...
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What is NAV and how much does it matter?

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​ What is NAV? NAV stands for Net Asset Value of a mutual fund scheme which is precisely its book value or book price. In essence, it is the value per unit of a mutual fund scheme. The NAV is calculated as follows: NAV= (Assets - Liabilities)/Outstanding units Where, Assets include stocks, bonds, cash, accumulated interest as well as dividend held by the fund. The 'per unit' market value of all th...
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“Mutual Funds are subject to market risk” – What is risk?

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We have all heard the statement "Mutual funds are subject to market risks" as a part of disclaimer. What are these risks? Risk is basically uncertainty. When you invest your time or money or energy into something even though it is uncertain, you are taking a risk. Among a plethora of asset classes like FDs, real estate etc. mutual funds and especially Equity mutual funds are considered as the risk...
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How should you measure returns?

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When it comes to measuring returns, there are three different methods to do it – Internal Rate of Return, Time Weighed Return and Compounded Annual Growth Rate. CAGR is usually preferred by online platforms because of its simplicity though inte rnal rate of return is deemed to be more accurate in providing information. The Global Investment Performance Standards and the Charted Financial Analyst I...
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Should I opt for Monthly Income Plan?

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MIP is a hybrid mutual fund scheme. The reason being, it invests in both equity and debt securities. Majority of the corpus is traditionally invested in debt securities (around 70% – 80 %) such as debentures, corporate bonds, public securities etc. while the rest is invested in equity. The equity exposure is limited due to market volatility, although it can be used for optimizing profits when the ...
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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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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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