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  • Will Franklin Templeton leave India?
    I have been asked many questions about Franklin Templeton – let me answer each question… a. I have invested in the 6 debt funds of FT, will I get back at least my Principal? Answer is yes. I had s…
    - 38 days ago 10 Apr 21, 4:45pm -
  • Reducing your losses!
    There have been many bankruptcies of brokerage firms and people have lost a lot of money. The biggest scam of the year of 2019/20 must have been Karvy at Rs. 5000 crores – but others like Anugrah at…
    - 47 days ago 2 Apr 21, 2:23am -
  • Are your Mutual Funds safe? Part 3
    For those who are seeing just this part, please see part 1 (the problem), part 2 (the solution and the explanation given by X -the Amc) and then come here (the client’s epic response). A is the name…
    - 60 days ago 19 Mar 21, 8:59pm -
  • Are your Mutual Funds safe? Part 2
    Since I published Mr. A’s summary of what happened, I thought it was just fair to let the Mutual Fund house to give its side of the story. I seriously wish they had given a better reply, but they ha…
    - 61 days ago 18 Mar 21, 8:43pm -
  • Important Questions to be asked BEFORE INVESTING!
    There are a few important questions to ask BEFORE you accept your Relationship Manager’s (or Advisor’s) suggestion to invest in a mutual fund or life insurance policy: Is the person selling you th…
    - 62 days ago 18 Mar 21, 2:14am -
  • Are your Mutual Funds REALLY SAFE?
    This is the experience of a big, well informed, articulate, tech savvy investor. Now imagine if a 78 year old investor with poor communication skills went to a Mutual fund (sahi hai) to redeem his uni…
    - 63 days ago 17 Mar 21, 4:04am -
  • Why did the market fall 1939 points last week?
    Last week Sensex fell by 1939 points – one of the biggest falls in absolute terms, but under 4% – that is a big number, but not the biggest fall. When you think in percentage terms, this is really…
    - 78 days ago 1 Mar 21, 9:36pm -
  • Prashant Mahesh’s tweet
    Prashant Mahesh is a Journalist with about 2 decades experience and has a good grip on the Mutual fund industry. He said “One big advantage of a mutual fund is that for Rs 5000 also you get a 25 yea…
    - 87 days ago 21 Feb 21, 4:35am -
  • Life skills and inflation!
    As a parent one very important thing we need to do is to ensure that our kids know what are the things that they ought to know. While the education systems gives them some skills the following are sur…
    - 10 Jan 21, 12:12am -
  • EMI traps created by Parents

    - 9 Jan 21, 5:19am -



  • newSovereign Gold Bonds -2021-22 – How and When to Purchase?
    Sovereign Gold Bonds scheme 2021-22 is released. Sovereign Gold Bond is backed by the government of India. It is one of the best option to invest in the Gold. The Gold price history shows that gold is…
    - 4 hours ago 18 May 21, 4:55pm -
  • Best Ways to Grow Your Business via Digital Marketing
    Digital Marketing is one of the best and proven ways to grow your business. Many business owners are not aware about digital marketing and its benefits. Digital marketing and Internet has lot of power…
    - 4 days ago 14 May 21, 5:00pm -
  • Small cap stocks of 2021 – More than 100% returns
    Small cap stocks are stock of small companies with low market capitalization. Small cap stocks have high potential of growth and likely to give very good returns. Small cap stocks are volatile in natu…
    - 8 days ago 10 May 21, 4:19pm -
  • Secured Loan – Loan Against FD
    Under financial crisis applying for loan against fixed deposit is one of the best option. Loan Against Fixed Deposit is also known as secured loan. It is one of the best way to get borrowing. Instead…
    - 15 days ago 3 May 21, 4:27pm -
  • NFO (New Fund Offer) – Factors to consider before investing in NFO
    NFO stands for New Fund offer. It is like stock IPO. In IPO new stock is released for the first time investment. Whereas in new fund offer mutual fund is released for the investor by the mutual fund c…
    - 17 days ago 1 May 21, 5:21pm -
  • Steps to open Online Recurring Deposit (RD) in SBI
    Recurring deposit is one of the most popular and secure investment option. In recurring deposit you need to invest a specific amount for the term period of recurring deposit. On the maturity investor…
    - 20 days ago 28 Apr 21, 4:02pm -
  • Top Index Funds 2021 – Should you Invest?
    Index funds are specialized mutual funds that try to replicate popular stock market indexes such as Sensex, nifty etc. All the stocks in the index funds are in same proposition as that of index. The f…
    - 24 days ago 25 Apr 21, 6:23am -
  • LIC Saral Jeevan Bima – Plan 859 – Term Plan
    LIC Saral Jeevan Bima (Plan 859) is standard term plan offered by LIC. This term plan is as per guideline of IRDAI for the Saral Jeevan Bima. It is standard individual term life insurance product. The…
    - 30 days ago 18 Apr 21, 1:32pm -
  • 5 Penny Stocks that become Multibagger in 2021
    Stock market is turning out as one of the best investment options among all. Sensex has touched 50000 in 2021 and expected to touch new heights in the future. Many penny stocks turned into multibagger…
    - 38 days ago 10 Apr 21, 3:32pm -
  • Income Tax Compliance Portal – e-Campaign for High value transaction
    Income Tax department has formally launched compliance portal and started e-Campaign for certain tax payers. An e-mail is sent to tax payers who have not filed income tax return or not reported high v…
    - 41 days ago 8 Apr 21, 7:17am -

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  • 42 year return of Sensex and S&P 500 (INR) is the same!
    In this article, we compare the returns of the Sensex Total Returns Index with the S&P 500 Total Returns Index in INR since the inception date of the Sensex, 1st April 1979. The analysis stems from a…
    - 17 hours ago 18 May 21, 4:23am -
  • Index fund tracking error screener May 2021
    This is a  passive fund screener based on tracking error and return difference wrt benchmarks. The screener will help a user evaluate how efficiently an index fund has tracked its underlying benchmar…
    - 2 days ago 17 May 21, 2:55am -
  • My net worth doubled in the last financial year thanks to patient investing!
    In this episode of reader-story, Mr G (anonymity on request) discusses his personal financial audit. Thanks to disciplined investing for more than a decade, he has seen his net worth double in the las…
    - 3 days ago 16 May 21, 3:14am -
  • Want to make money online? Avoid popularity & try this!
    Wanting an extra income or side hustle and wanting to make that online is a popular desire. However many people make the mistake of assuming that they need to become popular – more followers, more s…
    - 4 days ago 15 May 21, 4:17am -
  • Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22: When to buy and when not to!
    The finance ministry has announced the release dates of Sovereign Gold Bonds for 2021-2022. Six issues (tranches) are to be released. Thrice in May(!), once in July and twice in Aug. A discussion on w…
    - 4 days ago 14 May 21, 10:03am -
  • Has stock market volatility decreased over the last two decades?!
    Suresh Padmanaban writes, “Dear Pattu, I have been investing in the markets since the mid-90s. I get a feeling that the volatility over these years has gradually come down. Can you please quantitati…
    - 5 days ago 14 May 21, 5:42am -
  • How to choose the right school for my child?
    In this article, author Smriti Tuteja discusses how to choose the right school for our children. One aspect of raising children that worries most parents is education. We are always striving to give t…
    - 6 days ago 13 May 21, 3:54am -
  • We cannot fight inflation after retirement by protecting our nest egg!
    We had recently discussed why we need to stop using Safe Withdrawal Rate (4% rule) for retirement planning. Many readers seem to be under the wrong impression that it is possible to fight inflation af…
    - 7 days ago 12 May 21, 5:25am -
  • Equity Mutual Fund Screener May 2021: Shortlist consistent performers
    The freefincal Equity Mutual Fund Performance Screener (May 2021) is now available. Use it to screen for consistently performing equity mutual funds. You can screen based on fund category & benchmark…
    - 8 days ago 11 May 21, 4:26am -
  • Axis Global Innovation Fund of Fund Review
    This is a review of Axis Global Innovation Fund of Fund, an open-ended fund of fund scheme investing in Schroder International Selection Fund Global Disruption (aka underlying fund). The NFO period is…
    - 9 days ago 10 May 21, 2:48am -


  • Leverage Analysis: How To Analyze A Company Based On Leverage
    Before we can do a leverage analysis of a company, we must know the basic definition of “leverage.” What is leverage? There can be two sources of capital for a company. First, equity and second…
    - 9 hours ago 18 May 21, 11:55am -
  • Compare Indian Banks: A Quick Fundamental Analysis [2021]
    Let’s compare Indian Banks to know which are the best banks and which are avoidable. Since 15th-Feb’21 nifty bank has corrected from 37,300 levels to 33,100 levels as of today (10-May’21). This…
    - 7 days ago 12 May 21, 2:05am -
  • 15 Stock Investing Tips For Beginners
    Here are carefully curated pointers for beginners. These are stock investing tips that I’ve built over time based on my learning and realizations. Knowledge of these tips and their implementation ha…
    - 12 days ago 6 May 21, 10:25am -
  • Patience in Stock Investing: Mr. Market Rewards Investors Who can Wait
    Patience does not come naturally to people. It is a habit to develop. We often do things just for the sake of doing it. The same behavior reflects in people’s investment portfolios. If I may say,…
    - 19 days ago 30 Apr 21, 7:40am -
  • Pre-Existing Disease & Group Health Insurance
    Long back, I faced an issue with my health insurance policy. Our claim got rejected on the grounds of pre-existing disease. It happened in Yr-2008 when I used to work in Kolkata. We were very unprepa…
    - 22 days ago 26 Apr 21, 10:40am -
  • 10 Good Money Habits That Can Change Lives
    The year 2020 was tough (COVID-19). The second wave in the year 2021 seems to be even more lethal. During these times, people have realized that good money habits can prove to be saviors. Whenever hum…
    - 27 days ago 21 Apr 21, 11:10am -
  • Strategy To Pick Stocks For Long Term Holding [Starter guide]
    One day I got a call from a teenage son of my former colleague. He wanted to know about a strategy to pick stocks for long-term holding. On the face of it, the question looks simple, but it has a l…
    - 30 days ago 18 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • How To Identify Moat Companies – Having Strong Competitive Advantage
    In our series of articles about stock basics, we talked about the economic moat of a company. A wider Moat gives an edge to the company over their rivals. Such companies operate with high margins.…
    - 35 days ago 13 Apr 21, 11:20am -
  • Quality of Management: How To Analyze A Company’s management?
    Generally, when we analyze stocks, it is based on quantitative data. But everything about a company is not quantifiable. Judging the quality of a Management based on the numbers alone is not possible…
    - 42 days ago 7 Apr 21, 2:55am -
  • Competitive Advantage: Analyze a sector Using Porter’s Five Forces
    A business that operates in an industry (sector) having fierce competition cannot display a competitive advantage. But a company dwelling as a monopoly (like Microsoft) will have an exceptional advant…
    - 49 days ago 31 Mar 21, 3:15am -


  • Richer, Wiser, Happier by William Green: Book review
    Do you want to be Richer, Wiser, Happier? Do you want to know what Successful investors do differently? How do they think and decide? What do they do in other areas of our life? The journalist, Willia…
    - 6 hours ago 18 May 21, 3:47pm -
  • How to File ITR for FY 2020-2021 or AY 2021-2022
    This year you need to choose Old or New Tax Regime while filing ITR (Income Tax Return) for the financial year FY 2020-21 (AY 2021-22)  There is no Excel or Java offline Utility for filing ITR but ne…
    - 6 days ago 13 May 21, 12:55am -
  • PPFAS Conservative Hybrid Fund
    PPFAS Conservative Hybrid Fund is the first-ever offering by PPFAS Fund House in the Hybrid Mutual Fund space. It aims to replicate their flagship Mutual Fund PPFAS Flexicap Fund on the debt side. In…
    - 12 days ago 6 May 21, 3:49pm -
  • Mega Jackpot Week of Cred App
    You can win a Bitcoin (yes you read it right), Harley Davidson Fat Boy, and many never-before-seen rewards. These are difficult times and two things that are providing a diversion are IPL and CRED Meg…
    - 18 days ago 30 Apr 21, 2:29pm -
  • Truth of Things Do After Death: How to get control of finances on a loved one’s death
    The post Truth of Things Do After Death: How to get control of finances on a loved one’s death appeared first on Be Money Aware Blog.
    - 31 days ago 18 Apr 21, 12:44am -