Posts By: Shikhar Singh

Franklin India: Shuts Down 6 Credit Risk Funds

by Shikhar Singh • April 24, 2020

News has just come in via a release from Franklin India AMC. This is concerning 6 of their debt funds. Please note: The information we have received is only a few hours old and this matter is still developing. We will update this blog as and when we get more information about this matter.    […]

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Is This the Right Time to Invest in Mutual Funds?

by Shikhar Singh • March 30, 2020

In 2020, will go down in history books as a year when a pandemic rattled markets across the globe. For many investors who have been around for more than a decade, this is a reminder of the 2008 economic crisis that had impacted the global markets too. With the pandemic claiming victims in almost all […]

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FM Presser Highlights: 10 Key Announcements Made by FM Nirmala Sitharaman

by Shikhar Singh • March 24, 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a conference today at 2 PM. In view of the coronavirus and its effects on the nation, certain measures have been announced to ease a nation dealing with lock-downs. Many announcements were made. In this blog, we’re covering the points that are the most relevant to our readers. Finance Ministry […]

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7 Things to Do When Losing Money in Mutual Funds

by Shikhar Singh • March 12, 2020

When mutual fund investors seek higher returns, they invest in equity mutual funds. These are mutual funds that invest in the stock markets. Since they are market-linked, these funds get affected when the market goes down and this is why your mutual funds are going down in value too.  Now many times when the markets […]

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What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages Of Investing In ELSS Mutual Funds?

by Shikhar Singh • September 24, 2019

Equity-linked savings schemes are specialized mutual funds dealing in equity instruments, providing specific tax benefits on both dividends and capital gains earned. ELSS schemes primarily invest in equity instruments of all kinds, depending upon the asset management company. However, the corpus of the same holds 65% or more equity tools. A combination of large-cap, mid-cap, and […]

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13 Things You Need To Know About Mutual Fund NAV

by Shikhar Singh • September 11, 2019

New mutual fund investors are wanting to know what NAV (Net Asset Value) is. NAV is similar to the price of a share but it isn’t exactly the same thing. There are key differences between the two. But while many are asking what NAV is, many are also confusing themselves and trying to make investments […]

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9 Reasons Why SIP Investment is Best Way to Invest

by Shikhar Singh • September 3, 2019

Investing in mutual funds using a systematic investment plan or SIP has become very popular. To know why it is such an effective method to invest in mutual funds, read on! What is Systematic Investment Plan or SIP? Systematic Investment Plan or SIP is a method of investing money in mutual funds. The other way […]

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Don’t Simply Chase The Mutual Funds With The Highest Returns : Here’s What To Do Instead.

by Shikhar Singh • August 19, 2019

Some times, you will see returns like this: Looks tempting, right? Rarely, but some times, you will also see returns like this: Very very tempting. So is this a sign of a very good mutual fund or…? It could be a very good fund. Or, it could be a result of luck – something that […]

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6 Things NRI Should Know While Investing in India

by Shikhar Singh • July 17, 2019

Can NRIs invest in mutual funds in India online? Here’s a direct answer to the question on your mind: Yes, you can invest in mutual funds in India if you’re an NRI. Mutual funds for NRIs is almost as accessible as it is for resident Indians.* 1. What kind of bank account do NRIs need […]

List of Banks Offering PPF Account

by Shikhar Singh • June 15, 2019

The public awareness regarding the versatility that PPF offers is somewhat vague and most do not know how easily accessible this instrument can be. Additionally, it offers the benefit of helping your investment grow (better than a savings account, fixed deposits, and infrastructure bonds) with the same ease of access that more modern financial instruments […]

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Is It Safe to Invest Through Mutual Fund Apps?

by Shikhar Singh • June 15, 2019

Traditionally, people used to invest in mutual funds via distributors. Now, there are many online options. The traditional approach has been of investing via distributors. Distributors are scattered all over the country. To invest, you will have to visit these distributors physically. Upon selection of a mutual fund type, you will be required to give […]

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How to Add a Biller to Start an SIP Online

by Shikhar Singh • June 15, 2019

Adding a biller is a compulsory step to successfully starting SIP online on Groww. Once you’ve made the initial payment, your first SIP installment has been paid successfully. To ensure that the next SIPs get auto-debited every month, you will need to set up a biller. Setting up a biller is a one time process. […]

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7 Penny Stocks that Became Multibagger Stocks

by Shikhar Singh • June 15, 2019

Penny stocks are looked down upon by many investors. But there are penny stocks that turned out to multibagger stocks. Not just that, some of those penny stocks are now bluechip stocks! You might not even know – some of the big names you hear now were actually penny stocks at some point in time. […]

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10 things you need to know: budget 2019

by Shikhar Singh • February 1, 2019

The budget for 2019 was presented by Piyush Goyal, the Finance Minister of India. The ex-Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley is in the USA for medical treatment. One of the bigger questions floating the media was if this budget will be a populist one or not. Especially in light of the upcoming general elections. Today, […]

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What is fundamental analysis of a stock? Here’s how to use it

by Shikhar Singh • January 29, 2019

Most people wanting to enter the stock markets would have encountered the word “Fundamental Analysis”. This tool is one of the most essential tools if we want to create a fortune in the markets. This tool is not just important for people already in the markets but also who aspire to be entering markets soon. […]

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8 Biggest Mutual Fund Investment Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Shikhar Singh • January 5, 2019

It’s no news that investments in mutual funds are some of the most common and trusted investment options out there, and for a good reason. But with anything that involves money, one should be extra careful, and the same applies to mutual fund investments. Avoid these common mistakes to get the best out of your investments. […]

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10 top losers 2018: time to invest in the stocks?

by Shikhar Singh • January 4, 2019

The 10 top losers of 2018 lost between 70% and a whopping 93% of their value. In a single year. That means, if you invested in the stock that made the least fall this year, you would have still lost 70% of your investment! The reason for this fall could be multiple. The year 2018 […]

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How to invest in stocks? Step-by-step guide

by Shikhar Singh • December 28, 2018

This is becoming a very common question now – ‘how to invest in stocks?’ or ‘how to invest in the share market?’ This is mainly because of the increasing ease in investing. Needless to say, the much-improved internet penetration in India has also helped no doubt. Simply follow the below 4 steps and you can […]

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How this doctor has aced the investment game: Interview with Dr Ryan DSouza

by Shikhar Singh • December 7, 2018

In this episode of Meet an Investor, we will meet Dr Ryan DSouza. He is an ophthalmologist or an eye surgeon who practices at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. He also has a daycare hospital of his own. Let’s see what he has to say about investing: Full transcript: Dr Ryan DSouza Tell us something about yourself. […]

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What documents Groww asks for and why?

by Shikhar Singh • November 30, 2018

When you sign up, Groww app or website promptly asks for three details. Identity proof, address proof, and details of your bank account. Why are documents needed? The documents have been made mandatory for investment by the governing body SEBI. The documents we ask for is not optional. PAN Card No investment is possible without […]