How to Check the Financial Health of a Bank Using Ratios
Banks were considered to be the safest financial institutions in India. However, in recent years, there have been instances of scams and large-scale banking failures, creating doubts in our minds regarding the safety of our funds. This may reflect on the banks’ stock market performance as well. In this article, we will talk about the […]
How to Beat Inflation with your Investment
hallenging as earning it. It is a known fact that the value of money, more often than not, decreases with time. This means that the number of goods that Rs 100 can get you today will reduce in a couple of years. Rising price levels, in other words, inflation, diminishes the value of money with […]
How to Declutter and Consolidate Your Investment Portfolio this Diwali
Diwali, the festival of lights, is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It is the time of the year when we are reminded of the importance of knowledge and how it always wins over ignorance. For most of us, the week preceding Diwali is all about cleaning our homes, removing unnecessary clutter, […]
Factors Affecting the Performance of Mutual Funds
There are many financial ratios like standard deviation, alpha, beta, sharpe ratio, etc. that can help you understand the performance of a mutual fund. However, these ratios don’t inform much about the factors that affect the performance of a mutual fund. In this article, we will look into the determinants of mutual fund performance. Read […]
5 Behavioral Biases Investors Must Avoid
When it comes to investing- behavioral biases are one aspect of investing that govern a lot of decisions that investors make. behavioral biases are preconceived notions, often irrational, that unconsciously affect investing decisions. In this article, I will take you through the 5 common behavioral biases exercised by investors, how to avoid them. Read On! […]
Markets are Falling – What to do with My Investments?
Given the recent market crash, concerns regarding the future of your investments are valid. Should you take some action? Or keep your portfolio undisturbed? What if something else happens and the investments that you have made specifically get affected? Millions of questions, right? While I don’t guarantee you any answers, I do assure you that by […]
What is the Difference Between NFO And IPO
From time to time companies need funds to operate and expand their business. As a result, they turn to public investors to source these funds. Now there are two ways a company can do this; by means of an IPO and an NFO. For a shorter answer, the difference between an IPO and NFO is […]
4 Smart Ways To Effectively Utilise Your Diwali Bonus
It is that time of the year again – the festival season is here bringing along the much-awaited and well deserved Diwali Bonus. While some of you may be aware of the bonus amount you are entitled to and hence can plan how to utilize it in advance, for most others, the amount is unknown […]
How The Rule Of 72 Can Help You Double Your Money
Seeing their money double is the dream of every investor and if that dream is realized in a short span, it is cherry on the cake. But more often than not, the immediate effect of fantasizing about doubling their money is a barrage of questions that plagues the investor. Starting from; how do I double […]
Difference Between Stocks and Mutual Funds
One of the habitually asked questions by an investor while making an investment is the difference between investing in stock and mutual funds. Both mutual funds and stocks are beneficial in their own way and it entirely depends on the investor to what type of gains he is looking forward to and what amount of […]
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 […]
What is market timing and why it won’t work?
Standing in 2019, if an individual decides to look back and ponder upon their investments decisions, would they be able to identify where they went wrong? Would they like to go back and undo a few of them that had cost them because they just couldn’t get the ‘market timing’ right! Before one accredits any […]
13 Things You Need To Know About Mutual Fund NAV
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 […]
9 Reasons Why SIP Investment is Best Way to Invest
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 […]
What is the Difference Between FPI and FDI?
Every country requires capital for its economic growth, and the funds cannot be raised from its domestic sources alone. Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) are the two essential and well-sought type of foreign capital by the countries, especially by the developing world. Post Union Budget FY 2019-20, most of you surely would […]
8 Tips to Follow and Traps to Avoid While Investing in Debt Fund
Why is it important to save a part of your income? Mainly because it helps in meeting contingencies in addition to the acquisition of an asset. Retired individuals are dependent on interest income in addition to the monthly pension for their day-to-day expenses. In general, a layman is confused when it comes to making investments. After all, it […]
Advantages and Disadvantages of Mutual Funds in India
While investing, you must be aware of the advantages of mutual funds. Once you know that, you must learn about its disadvantages. Only by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of mutual funds can you choose the best fund for yourself. Advantages of Mutual Funds Let us first look at the advantages of mutual funds: 1. […]
What Is XIRR in Mutual Funds?
We invest a certain amount every year in some financial instruments like mutual funds. After 5 years, 10 years or 15 years, we may want to redeem our investments. At that time, we usually calculate the money which we originally invested with the maturity amount that we received to understand how much did we gain. But […]
How to do CKYC (Central KYC) for Mutual Funds: 6 Things You Need To Know
CKYC stands for Central Know Your Customer. It started from February 1, 2017 and any potential investor who wants to invest in mutual funds will have to go through the CKYC process According to the website: Central KYC Registry is a centralized repository of KYC records of customers in the financial sector with uniform KYC […]
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 […]