Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?

Should you invest in mid- and small-cap funds now?

With the new government taking office with a massive majority, it has the elbow room to push through the reforms. No wonder markets are expecting the government will take adequate steps to set right the slowing down economic trajectory and...
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When you should and should not invest in tax-free bonds

When you should and should not invest in tax-free bonds

Ashvin is in his early forties and wants to invest in a fixed income product. His investment adviser has told him that quite a few tax-free bond issues are coming up from public sector companies. Such bonds are long tenor bonds, typically...
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How to earn money fast: Know where to invest for one, two, three, four, six or 12 months

How to earn money fast: Know where to invest for one, two, three, four, six or 12 months

Everyone cannot wait for 3, 5 or 10 years to get returns on his/her investments. Sometimes you may need money in a very short span of time. But, is there anything better than a savings account, fixed deposit or a...
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RBI tweaks norms on VRR investment by FPIs

RBI tweaks norms on VRR investment by FPIs

The Reserve Bank of India on May 24 fixed the investment limit at Rs 54,606.55 crore for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) under the voluntary retention route (VRR), which allows parking funds in both government securities as well as corporate debt....
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Returns on my investments

Returns on my investments

Building a portfolio is a complex exercise, and its maintenance has to be regular. A person’s portfolio holds different types of assets based on her financial goals, and each asset class gives different types of returns, which is why a portfolio...
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Vanguard founder Jack Bogle’s investment tips, 12 years later

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle’s investment tips, 12 years later

Jack Bogle’s long-lost investment advice looks pretty good with hindsight. Back in March 2007, the late Vanguard Group Inc. founder wrote an article for a men’s magazine laying out four fundamental tips. Though it didn’t make it into print at the time,...
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