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  • Need Urgent Tax Reforms
    There are some unintended tax implications that are hurting investors. Especially those investors who have invested in Mutual funds. Let me enumerate them: If a couple -say a Husband and Wife are hold…
    - 11 Apr 22, 2:29pm -
  • Tax Loss Harvesting
    When we trade and invest in Equities (and / or Mutual funds) a market which has many ups and downs is very useful. If you have an Equity portfolio and wish to build it over a period of say 30-40 years…
    - 28 Mar 22, 2:31am -
  • Borrowing Money: Show Responsibility
    When you take a loan, it is an act of tremendous responsibility. As a generation, people do not mind taking loans for various things – from vacations, to meet personal emergencies, marriage, to meet…
    - 21 Mar 22, 4:43am -
  • Death file – what, how, Why?
    A death file (DF) is a tool to help you organize and keep all of your most important financial files, data, and documents in one place. It could be a physical file, a pen-drive, a BOX, or be in any co…
    - 18 Jan 22, 12:12am -
  • What is being a Good quality shareholder?
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    - 12 Jan 22, 6:45am -
  • Should You Retire At All?
    If you do not know what you will do when you retire, please find what to do. Retiring without knowing what to do can dull your brain. Women do various activities – the head of Gynaec in a leading ho…
    - 28 Dec 21, 2:36am -
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    - 8 Nov 21, 10:56pm -
  • Where is the Indian Economy Headed?
    Here – listen to me talking about the Economy…about which I do not kow much…. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.
    - 30 Sep 21, 2:37am -
  • Market crosses 60000, time to sell? and wait? Or time to buy?
    The Index has reached 60,000 (Sensex) is it a good time to sell some shares and sit on the sidelines? Should I stop my SIP and start after some-time? Should I reduce my SIP in large-cap funds and inve…
    - 26 Sep 21, 11:01pm -
  • If I died Tonight
    For those who do not remember their Mahabharata, here are 2 stories from it. While living in the forest one day Draupadi asks her husband for some water. Yudhishtra sends Sahadeva (his youngest brothe…
    - 12 Jul 21, 11:15pm -



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  • DSP Flexi Cap Fund Review
    This edition of the fund performance report looks at the DSP Flexi Cap Fund (erstwhile DSP Equity Fund). Launched in April 1997, the fund has an AUM of 7,739 Crores. After the SEBI categorisation rule…
    - 11 hours ago 1 Oct 22, 12:30am -
  • I have stopped my equity MF investments due to the global recession: Am I wrong?
    A reader aged 35 asks, “I have stopped all my equity MF investments due to the global recession and poor returns over the last few months. However, reading your articles, I am now in two minds. Can…
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Handpicked List of Mutual Funds Oct-Dec 2022 (PlumbLine)
    These are the freefincal handpicked list of mutual funds for Oct-Dec 2022. New and old investors can use it according to their specific needs. The list is called “PlumbLine” and has been published…
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • After selling my flat should I buy 54EC Tax Exemption Bonds or pay tax and invest in equity? 
    Last Updated on September 29, 2022 A reader writes, “We are about to sell our flat. Many of my friends advise me to buy 54EC Capital Gain Tax Exemption Bonds to save tax and then invest the money. H…
    - 3 days ago 28 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Can you review my index fund portfolio?
    A reader writes, “I want to ask you if this asset allocation in index funds is right or wrong. I am not good at finance. These are the index funds which I invest in every month. Nifty 50 – 35.71%…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Can I invest in SBI CRISIL IBX Gilt Index – June 2036 Fund for a long-term goal?
    SBI CRISIL IBX Gilt Index – June 2036 is an open-ended Target Maturity Index Fund investing in constituents of the CRISIL IBX Gilt Index – June 2036 Index. We discuss if this new fund offer is su…
    - 5 days ago 26 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Stock Portfolio Analysis: Sep 2022
    This article compares my stock portfolio with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund and the Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 TR index. We post this comparison each month. Before we begin, new read…
    - 6 days ago 25 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Can I add 10-20% gold to my 15-year investment portfolio?
    A reader asks, “Can I add 10% to 20% gold to my investment portfolio? My need is in 15 years? Is it possible to do backtest to find out how a portfolio with gold fares against a portfolio without go…
    - 7 days ago 24 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • Robo Advisory on Google Sheets: Create a complete financial plan!
    The freefincal robo advisory tool is now available on Google Sheets. You can use it to plan from start to finish for retirement (early, normal, before and after), non-recurring financial goals (child…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 22, 12:30am -
  • How much equity should I hold after retirement?
    Many on the verge of retirement ask us, “how much equity should I hold after retirement?” This is a tough question to answer as it depends on the individual, but some general guidelines are possib…
    - 9 days ago 22 Sep 22, 12:30am -




  • Interest rates on FDs are rising- Looking attractive again?
    A prospective client wanted us to review his investment portfolio. He is a conservative investor with only fixed-income products in his portfolio. Safety of capital is his prime concern and was happy…
    - 4 days ago 27 Sep 22, 6:00am -
  • How NRIs can take the best advantage of the rupee depreciation?
    Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, there has been a steady downward trend in the international currencies vis a vis the mighty US Dollar. Almost all currencies have depreciated against…
    - 8 days ago 23 Sep 22, 11:24am -
  • How do Financial Advisors Charge in India?
    After so many years of working as SEBI RIA (I was among the earliest few actually), I can truly feel that the awareness about these professionals has increased. However, with different fee models bein…
    - 46 days ago 16 Aug 22, 10:37am -
  • Mutual Funds for NRIs in India: A Complete Guide
    A few years ago, NRIs could think of or preferred only real estate and bank deposits as investment options in India. But with the vast information flow, and fintech push in the last few years, various…
    - 61 days ago 1 Aug 22, 9:03am -
  • Is Rs.1 Crore really enough to retire in India (Comfortably)?
    A lot of people dream of becoming a Crorepati someday and assume a random ballpark figure of 1 crore, 5 crores, or maybe 10 crores that would take care of all their needs. They Feel, If they have this…
    - 64 days ago 29 Jul 22, 9:58am -
  • NPS Annuity Plans: How to Calculate pension amount you can get?
    When it comes to Retirement Planning, NPS has become one of the important products to consider along with PPF, EPF, Superannuation fund, Mutual funds, etc. (Also Read: Why Retirement Planning should…
    - 72 days ago 21 Jul 22, 6:21am -
  • How to do EPF Transfer from Old to New Company?- Online and Offline Process
    This is the last and final article of the four-article series on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF). In case, you have missed any of the previous three articles, click on the below links to read: All y…
    - 80 days ago 13 Jul 22, 5:19am -
  • EPF Passbook: All you wanted to know
    This is the third article of the four-article series on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF). In case you missed the first two articles, click the below links- All you wanted to know about EPF- Meaning,…
    - 88 days ago 5 Jul 22, 7:17am -
  • Top 8 “How to” Questions on EPF answered
    This is the second article of the four-article series on the Employee Provident Fund (EPF). In the first article, we talked about some of the basic things in relation to EPF, covering topics like- mea…
    - 99 days ago 24 Jun 22, 1:25am -
  • Employee Provident Fund (EPF): Everything you wanted to know
    Employee Provident Fund (EPF) is generally the First Investment product that you encounter when you start your Financial journey. This is a compulsory saving where your Investment doubles the same mon…
    - 11 Jun 22, 12:16pm -