The Balanced advantage or Dynamic Asset Allocation funds have found favour among a section of investors. These funds are hybrid funds and have been marketed as a low volatility alternative to pure … [Read More...] about ICICI Balanced Advantage Fund: Has the fund provided reasonable returns with low volatility?
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Mis-selling is not uncommon during the sale of financial products. Many of us buy investment products with a false impression of the product. While salespersons/advisors are the culprits, we, the … [Read More...] about SBI Life Smart Elite: How do you mis-sell the plan?
Do you believe in working with an asset allocation approach in your portfolio? Do you rebalance your portfolio at regular intervals? Is there a merit in dividing our portfolio in assets with low … [Read More...] about Adding Gold and International Equity to the Portfolio: Does it enhance Portfolio Performance?
There was a happy surprise for investors in Franklin Ultra Short Bond Fund recently. In January 2020, the AMC had side-pocketed its investments in Vodafone Idea bonds. In June 2020, Vodafone … [Read More...] about Franklin Debt MF: Vodafone Idea Payment (Segregated Portfolio): How will it be taxed in your hands?
Covid-19 has affected our lives in the ways we never imagined. Despite the lockdown and the precaution, the cases are on the rise. While it is paramount that you take precautions and avoid getting … [Read More...] about Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak: Standard Covid-19 Health Insurance Products
A new fund offer (NFO) of Bharat Bond ETFs will be open for subscription from July 14, 2020 until July 17, 2020. The first series of Bharat Bond ETFs was launched in December 2019. I had written about … [Read More...] about Bharat Bond ETFs: Second Tranche opens July 14: Should you invest?
You must learn to live with it. And I concede FD rates have gone down sharply. I copy the current FD rates from the SBI website. A common refrain is, “Fixed Deposits are giving nothing. I … [Read More...] about Bank FD rates have gone down sharply. What should you do?
RBI has announced the launch of the Government of India Floating Rate Savings Bonds. The bonds shall be available for subscription from July 1, 2020. In this post, let us discuss the new floating rate … [Read More...] about Govt. of India Floating Rate Savings Bonds (2020): All you need to know
Over the past few weeks, we have been testing investment ideas and testing the performance against the simple Buy-and-hold index funds. In some of my previous posts, I have Compared the … [Read More...] about Using Moving Averages get more out of Equity markets
It has been over 6 years since the direct plans of the mutual fund schemes were launched in January 2013. It is a good time to compare the performance between the direct and regular plans of the MF … [Read More...] about 6 years on: Performance Comparison between Direct and Regular Mutual Funds