Which is the best way of investing in gold? Physical gold, Jewellery, gold ETFs, mutual funds, or Sovereign gold bonds? Let us leave out physical gold and jewellery in this post and focus on financial investments in gold. In this post, let us compare the various features of gold bonds and gold ETFs (and gold mutual funds) and assess which is a better choice. #1 … [Read more...] about Gold ETFs Vs Sovereign Gold Bonds
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?
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
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?
The Finance Minister presented the Union Budget 2021 today. Here are the key highlights. #1 Income Tax Slabs remain unchanged No changes have been made to the income tax slabs. No additional tax benefits have been announced either. #2 Interest on EPF becomes taxable in certain cases Current Regulation: Interest on your contribution to EPF account is exempt from … [Read more...] about Budget 2021: Highlights: Changes to EPF, ULIP taxation
A simple way is to invest in risk-free assets (Government bonds, PPF, EPF, bank fixed deposits). You will never see losses. However, by shunning risk completely, you might have to compromise a bit on the long-term returns. And if you consider risky assets (gold or equities) for higher returns, you must prepare yourself for portfolio losses too. At the same time, avoiding … [Read more...] about How to reduce losses in your Portfolio?