What To Do When Markets Fall and Mutual Fund NAVs are Down

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We are living in interesting times. I wrote last week about the recent mutual fund market correction. Turns out that more action happened last week. Some of the readers wanted more specific action as the observations may have appeared vague. Hence I am penning down some crisp thoughts, which would take you a minute to […]

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When “FREE” Backfires! Busting TWO Common Myths on Mutual Fund Platforms

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Let me come straight to the point. Investors of Mutual Fund are being increasingly misled on FREE offerings that leads to a massive rip off on their wealth. In Hindi they say “Lene ke Dene” (ie instead of taking, you end up giving away much more!). Here are two myths about FREE that we need […]

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7 Reasons Why Annuities Are Not Your Best Friend

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It is often presented that for creating an income stream, annuities are a great option. They are supposed to work well especially during the retirement years when ‘active’ income dries up. We find out if this is indeed the case, or if there are more efficient ways to get things done. We also compare annuity […]

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Stock Market vs Mutual funds : Returns And Risk Of Equity Investment

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Many investors shun equity completely to avoid risk. All who do so run the risk of having their returns eaten up almost entirely by inflation. Equity investment does come with risk, with high short-term volatility, but no one should invest in the stock market for the short-term and no one have good knowledge on stock […]

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3 Reasons Why Investing In Direct Mutual Funds Is Smarter than ULIPs

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I am often asked this question, isn’t investing in ULIPs smarter there are lower taxes and there is also life insurance cover? The short answer is that a Unit Linked Insurance Plan is not a great option when it comes to building wealth. Here are 3 Reasons, read on for more to see the “proof”: Commissions that […]

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