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Gold: Myths busted

Indian households consider gold as an investment. Here are some myths about purchasing gold, busted. 1. Buying jewellery as investment:...

How Section 80C works

  An individual or an HUF can reduce up to ₹1,50,000 from their total taxable income through Section 80C for the financial year...

Real returns from FDs at 7-year high

With inflation undershooting the monetary policy committee’s target band and persistently high deposit rates, real returns from fixed...

Sections 80C – 80U: Lesser Known Facts

80C: Deductions up to Rs.1,50,000 is allowed in a financial year on the following expenditure or investment made on spouse and/or children:...

Indian Households Increase Equity Play

The share of equity investments in India’s household assets has reached a decade high following rising acceptance of mutual fund...

2018 : Looking Back

Risk shunners won and thumbed their noses at equity investors in 2018. The Public Provident Fund, the one true friend of many middle-class...

Arbitrage Funds decoded

  With volatility on the rise in the run up to the elections, many financial planners recommend arbitrage funds to investors who are...

Some questions to ask while investing in direct stocks

WHERE IS THE GROWTH COMING FROM? Check for companies that have shown consistent growth in sales and revenues over time. It is always better...

Mid-cap, small-cap indices see steepest decline in seven years

After a blockbuster rally last year, small- and mid-cap stocks lost some of their sheen in 2018 as investors grappled with the effects of...

G-Secs explained

What is a Government Security (G-Sec)? A government security is a tradeable instrument issued by the central government or state...