Exchanged Traded Funds (ETFs) and index funds are low-cost ways to build a diversified equity portfolio. Both are passive investments. Both try to replicate (and not beat) the performance of a benchmark index. For instance, both Nifty 50 ETF and Nifty 50 index fund will try to replicate the performance of an index fund. This is achieved by holding the constituents in the … [Read more...] about ETFs vs. Index Funds: Which is better?
The Reserve Bank of India has released the calendar for the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme, 2021-2022 for the first 6 months of FY2022. The Bonds will be available for subscription in 6 monthly tranches from May 2021 to September 2021. For the tranche that is now open for subscription (May 17- May 21, 2021), the subscription price is Rs 4,777 per gram. For an online … [Read more...] about Sovereign Gold Bonds 2021-2022: Should you invest?
Ever seen a lion eating grass? No, right? No lion eats grass. Similarly, there are no equity funds that are NOT volatile (risky). All equity investments are volatile. That is the nature of equity investments. Just like a lion cannot stop being a carnivore, the equity investments will not stop being volatile. You can tame a lion but still cannot make it eat grass. … [Read more...] about Finding a Safe Equity Fund is same as Finding a Lion that eats grass
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone adversely. Each one of us likely knows someone who passed away or has had a near-death experience due to the pandemic. Untimely demise of a friend/family member/colleague also puts our own mortality into perspective. While you must take precautions and avoid getting infected, you must think through the various “What ifs” … [Read more...] about How to Keep Family informed about your Investments and Insurances?
Covid-19 infections are on the rebound. Despite the precautions, the cases are on the rise across the country. While it is paramount that you take precautions and avoid getting infected, given the pace of spread, you must also prepare for the financial burden if you or one of your family members gets infected and requires medical treatment. One of the ways to avoid a … [Read more...] about Corona Kavach and Corona Rakshak Health Insurance Plans: Should you buy?
There is Low Volatility ETF and a FoF (that invests in the ETF) And there is a UTI momentum index fund now. I have a favourable view on both the indices. An investor asked: Which is better? Low Volatility ETF or Momentum Index fund? Should we invest in both? Easy question. Difficult answer. This post is likely to leave you disappointed if you are looking for an … [Read more...] about Low Volatility ETF or Momentum Index Fund: Which one to choose?
How many funds do you have in your portfolio? 2, 4, 10, 20 or even more? Is that a problem? What is the problem with too many funds in the portfolio? With fine MF software at disposal, analysing or dissecting a portfolio with too many funds is not that complicated. But a bigger problem is decision-making. A portfolio with many funds is difficult to manage. It makes … [Read more...] about How to Reduce the number of funds in the portfolio?
If you rush to make tax-saving investments in the months of February and March, it is appropriate that you also try to reduce tax liability on your capital gains through tax loss harvesting. After all, both serve the same purpose. Reduce your tax outgo. In this post, we look at the concept of tax loss harvesting, where you use (or intentionally book) capital losses to set … [Read more...] about How Tax loss Harvesting can help you save Capital Gains Tax?
SEBI has modified investment norms for debt mutual funds for investing in bonds that are quasi-equity in nature. Such bonds can be made to absorb losses before equity or may be convertible to equity in case of a specified event. Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 bonds (AT1 and AT2) are such bonds. The rules come into force on April 1, 2021. What are AT1 and AT2 bonds? These … [Read more...] about New SEBI Rule about Perpetual Bonds: How it affects Debt MF Investors?
Sensex is above 50K. Nifty is almost 15K. In isolation, these numbers may mean nothing. However, the current levels are almost double the 52-week lows formed during the last year. A massive wealth creation over the past year. It does not happen very often that you double your money in just one year, that too by investing in bellwether indices such as Nifty and … [Read more...] about Sensex at 50,000: How to invest?