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How Fund Units are Allotted   Research Desk |  Aug 01, 2014
Fund investment applications are processed by the registrar on the day they're received & units are allotted as per that day's NAV

No Taxes on Unrealized Gains   Research Desk |  Jul 31, 2014
A mutual fund investor is not liable to pay taxes on unrealized gains. Taxes are meant to be paid only when the investments are redeemed

Direct Plans have Lower Expense   Research Desk |  Jul 30, 2014
The direct plan of an equity mutual fund doesn't charge trail commission as it eliminates intermediaries and distributors

When Term Insurance isn't Available   Research Desk |  Jul 29, 2014
Individuals who are not able to buy term insurance due to any reason should opt for a personal accident insurance policy

A Good Health Insurance Policy   Research Desk |  Jul 28, 2014
Apollo Munich Easy Health is a good policy that provides the option to pay the premium for 2 years & get a discount on the same

NPS Allows ECS Mandate   Research Desk |  Jul 25, 2014
The National Pension System provides the ECS mandate facility to its subscribers to let them invest electronically. Find out more

Choosing a Term Plan   Research Desk |  Jul 24, 2014
A term plan should be chosen after looking at the insurance company's claims ratio as well as the premium it charges

How AMCs Charge Expense Ratios   Research Desk |  Jul 23, 2014
A fund's expense ratio is set as per the guidelines specified by SEBI. AMCs are banned from paying upfront commissions out of the investors' money

Rs 1 Crore in 20 Years   Research Desk |  Jul 22, 2014
Investors with a long horizon of around 20 years can achieve their goals by investing in balanced funds or multi-cap funds. Here are some options

Exit Load on Switching Fund Plans   Research Desk |  Jul 21, 2014
There is no exit load applicable if units from a fund's regular plan are switched to the direct plan. However, switching is not advisable if you're looking to redeem soon

Charges on Older ULIPs   Research Desk |  Jul 18, 2014
Investors in ULIPs that were launched before the new regulations were put in place would have incurred high charges

Don't Chase Recent Performance   Research Desk |  Jul 17, 2014
Birla Sun Life Pure Value fund has done exceptionally well over the past year. Find out if it's a good investment choice

A Good Long-term Portfolio of Funds   Research Desk |  Jul 16, 2014
UTI Retirement Benefit Plan is a conservative, debt-oriented fund that is not a good vehicle for long-term investors

No Need to have a Banking Fund   Research Desk |  Jul 15, 2014
Investors don't need to invest in a banking fund because most diversified funds have 25-30% invested in banking stocks

Stay Invested in Reliance Tax Saver   Research Desk |  Jul 14, 2014
Reliance Tax Saver is a good ELSS fund. You can stay invested in it even after the lock-in, if you don't need the money

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