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?
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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
Over the past few weeks, we have tested investment ideas and compared the performance against the bellwether indices such a Nifty 50. In some of my previous posts, I have Compared the … [Read More...] about Nifty 50 Equal Weight Index: How has it performed compared to Nifty 50?
I have written about side-pocketing of debt mutual fund in a previous post. We discussed the pros and cons. One topic we didn’t discuss in that post was the taxation of proceeds from side pockets or … [Read More...] about How Mutual Fund Sidepockets are taxed?
While index funds are gaining acceptance among informed Indian investors, it is always interesting to test out certain rule-based investment strategies and how those strategies have fared against … [Read More...] about Nifty + Liquid Fund Momentum Portfolio: How it fares against a 50:50 (Debt: Equity) portfolio?
The car manufacturers have been badly hit by the lockdown, most reporting zero sales in the month of April. The cashflows of their potential customers are also possibly stretched and uncertain. There … [Read More...] about Step-up Loan, Balloon Repayment: Interesting Car loan schemes from banks
You cannot go wrong with mutual fund SIPs. Can you? Just start a SIP and forget about it. Good returns are guaranteed. Anecdotes are fine. What does the data tell us? Does SIP guarantee good … [Read More...] about Does Mutual Fund SIP guarantee good returns?