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What are the best SIP plans for tax saving and...

Actually, the best SIP is in a fund that manages to have superior returns INDEXED to the volatility. The simple statistical ratio for describing the same is one which is called the SHARPE RATIO. So, it would be best if you see the Sharpe ratio of schemes and choose the ones which are the highest.…

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What are the best tax saving mutual funds to invest...

A tax savings fund (ELSS scheme) entails two important limiting facts. The first is the lock-in for three years, meaning you don’t have access to your money for the time frame and secondly you should not really be too bothered with the capitalisation or composition bias the fund manager uses. So the best ELSS scheme…

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How do I invest money in the 20s and retire...

Are you at 20.1 and planning to retire at 39.9..both years. The point is the gap is something that you will need to put precisely..is it a few years or nearly 20. Second…what is the amount that you will need at retirement? Remember to calculate your retirement yield at 7.5–8.0 per cent..ie this amount annually…and…

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How can two opposing theories work in investing?

Actually they don’t. Sometimes one theory works and other times the other. However, since we are not blessed with future vision, we have to make do with the bunch that seems the most attractive to us. And especially so for the capital market. Every other year you will hear about the flavour of the season…

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What are some good dividend stocks to invest in?

Even though the tax differential is slightly higher in the dividend option I would still advice the dividend option for income streams. The simple reason is the science behind it…now income distribution can happen only out of earnings..i.e. if only profits are made, then only is it distributed. Thus if we are to be responsible…

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What is the meaning of exit load in mutual funds?...

Pre September 2009 the mutual fund equity products were defined by an entry load. This basically means that a small percentage of the investment amount was deducted and used to cover various expenses including advisors fees. However, this was deemed to be “not fair” to investors and the system of upfront payment(load) was discontinued. However,…

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