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What Is EPF Balance?
EPF or Employee Provident Fund is a fund in which a portion of your salary gets deposited every month, for the purpose of building your retirement savings. EPF balance is the total amount of your salary that is deposited in the EPF account, under your name, on a particular date. In this article, we will […]
Which is Better SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) Or Recurring Deposit
Setting aside a fixed amount of money every month specifically for savings or investment is the best way to create wealth in the long run without much effort. Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) in Mutual Funds and Recurring Deposits (RD) in banks are the two most popular ways in India which serve this purpose of long-term […]
The Story of Abigail P. Johnson: One of The Richest Female Investors in the World
The world of investing has seen many stalwarts, but some of the most common names that pop up in our mind is Mr. Warren Buffett, Mr. George Soros, Mr. Michael Bloomberg, etc. But have you ever heard of a female investor making a name in this vast and exciting world of investing? No, right? Because […]
Mutual Funds Vs PPF: Which Is the Better Investment Instrument?
“Investors should always keep in mind that the most important metric is not the returns achieved but the returns weighed against the risks incurred. Ultimately, nothing should be more important to investors than the ability to sleep soundly at night”- Seth Klarman Nowadays, investors have a plethora of investment options to choose from, which can […]
Gold Exchange Traded Funds: Meaning, Tax Benefits and Advantages
You must’ve come across a term called ETF in the stock market. It is also possible that you have heard a great deal about them. However, do you know how they can add value to your portfolio? What Is an Exchange Traded Fund? An exchange-traded fund is generally an investment fund, with the convenience of […]
The Complete Guide to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)-2019
ETF stands for exchange traded funds. These are instruments that invest in stocks or securities in the same proportion as the index that they track. We can say that each ETF tracks a particular index, which can be related to equity, debt or gold indices. As they track a particular index, they are a popular […]
Bull Phase or Bear Phase: When Should You Start an SIP?
The recent rally in the last few weeks in the market has been welcomed by the investors. This has been so because the rally was in the backdrop wherein the markets were despondent and investors were at tenterhooks. Many macro factors were against India lately. But the scenario has changed to the better with factors […]
4 Investment Avenues Where Returns Don’t Matter
“Know what you own and know why you own it.” – Peter Lynch Financial experts often reiterate the importance of a balanced investment portfolio and the risk-return trade-off. However, there are some investment decisions, when returns don’t matter. Every decision cannot be viewed purely from the financial ROI angle. Life throws up several challenges, financial […]
5 Best Low Risk Investment Options To Obtain Decent Returns
People generally think that investing means subjecting yourself to either high-risk investment mediums or investing in the conventional instruments. In fact, whenever you receive a particular sum of money, 3 options come to your mind. Savings account Fixed deposit Recurring deposit Agreed that these are low-risk investment options, but do they give good returns? Let’s […]
Meet Mr. Market
Who do people look up as the most successful person in the field of investing? No prizes for guessing. It’s Warren Buffett. Buffett bought his first stock when he was 11 years old. “I was wasting my life till then,” he often jokes. But it wasn’t until Warren was 19 years old that he discovered […]
Financial Capital Vs Human Capital
How much of my portfolio should be in stocks and how much in fixed income? That’s a million dollar question that bothers most new investors. A popular rule of thumb many financial advisors talk about is the ‘100 minus your age’ rule. It says that one should subtract his/her age from 100 and the remainder […]
Demystifying the PE Ratio
When a new investor steps into the world of stocks, the first thing that he hears is PE ratio. “You should look for low PE stocks. They are a bargain!” “A PE of 10 isn’t that low. It’s a bear market. What can you expect?” “Stay away from low PE. They are cheap for a […]
What is Risk?
On September 21, 2018, an unsettling news flashed on Economic times website – Rs 5.66 lakh crore investor wealth wiped out in 4 days of market crash. The news article claimed — However, the news wasn’t all that grim as the Sensex recovered most of its fall by the end of the day. After a […]