As a non-resident, you may want to take exposure to Indian equity markets. Picking up stocks on their own is not everybody’s cup of team. Such non-resident investors may take exposure to equity markets through equity mutual funds. In this post, I will discuss answer basic queries that an NRI investor may have about mutual fund investments in India. I will also discuss the … [Read more...] about How can NRIs invest in mutual funds in India?
Mutual Fund Direct plans have been around for over 5 years now. Under direct plans of mutual fund schemes, you invest directly with the mutual fund house. There is no intermediary or distributor involved. Hence, you save on intermediary costs. This reflects in better returns as compared to regular plans of MF schemes. Under regular (or distributor) plans, you invest through a … [Read more...] about Performance Comparison: Direct plans vs. Regular plans of Mutual Funds
The awareness about direct mutual funds (or direct plans of mutual fund schemes) is increasing. And why not? You stand to earn higher returns for no additional risk. It is foolish to invest in regular plans if you are a do-it-yourself investor. You are compromising on returns for no hint of advice. Even for those who need assistance, it may be a good choice to work with a … [Read more...] about Best Mutual Fund Direct Plan Platforms in India (How to invest in Direct Mutual Funds online?)
Every few months, we see Non-convertible debenture (NCD) issues from various companies. As on date (September 7, 2019), the NCD issues from Tata Housing, Aadhar Housing Finance and IndiaBulls Commercial Credit are live. Should you invest in such NCDs? Well, in this post, I will not review any particular issue of NCD. I will focus the benefits and risks involved in investing … [Read more...] about Should you invest in Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs)?
A friend entered HDFC Life office to surrender an existing ULIP. He came out with a new one. Essentially, he surrendered his existing one and was convinced to purchase a new one. As I understand, the said friend was not satisfied with returns on this existing ULIP. They sold him a ULIP which had a fund with very good returns. Full marks to HDFC Life on salesmanship. ULIPs … [Read more...] about How Various Charges in ULIPs can damage your returns?
LIC Jeevan Akshay VI is one of the most popular plans from LIC. In fact, it is one of the very few plans from LIC that I do not dislike. LIC Jeevan Akshay VI is an immediate annuity plan. You pay a lump sum amount once and the insurance company pays you a pension for life. It does not matter how long you live. The insurance company will pay you the pension for life. Not just … [Read more...] about LIC Jeevan Akshay VI: All you need to know (Review)
Introduction on tax on the long-term capital gain (LTCG) on the sale of equity funds/shares is a clear pain point for the equity investors. If you rebalance your portfolio at regular intervals (which you should) or have been planning to switch your regular plan investments to direct plan, you will have to incur some cost now. Earlier (before the introduction of the tax on … [Read more...] about How Tax loss Harvesting can help you save Capital Gains Tax?
In this post, I will answer a few queries that investors may have while exiting NPS (National Pension Scheme). There could be three types of exits from NPS: Normal exit (At the age of 60 in case of All Citizens Model, At the time of superannuation in case of Government NPS and Corporate Sector NPS) Pre-mature exit (before the age of 60 or superannuation as … [Read more...] about FAQs: Lumpsum Withdrawal and Annuity Purchase at the time of exit from NPS
If you keep a sizeable amount of money in savings bank accounts or bank fixed deposits, you must know about tax relief on interest income under Section 80TTA and 80TTB. Let’s find out about the tax relief under Section 80TTA and Section 80TTB. #1 Section 80 TTA (Interest Income on Savings Bank Accounts) Interest earned on savings accounts is exempt from income tax to the … [Read more...] about Section 80TTA and Section 80TTB: Saving tax on interest income
Have you ever tried to under the mathematics behind No cost EMI schemes? As I see, the schemes are quite popular on e-commerce websites such as Flipkart and Amazon. Do you know RBI prohibits banks from offering zero interest EMI schemes? How do banks offer such schemes then? Well, e-commerce websites and banks have figured out a way around this. Here is an excerpt from … [Read more...] about How No-cost EMI schemes from Amazon and Flipkart work?