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Why International equity funds are not rated   Research Desk |  Oct 18, 2013
Most International funds are theme oriented with a focus on different markets and their returns are not comparable

Mismatch in ITR and fund house's AIR   Research Desk |  Oct 17, 2013
A mismatch in your ITR and mutual fund's Annual Information Report can invite trouble from tax authorities

Indexation benefit in FMPs   Research Desk |  Oct 16, 2013
Indexation helps you save taxes as it allows cost to match with the current value

Regular income in retirement   Research Desk |  Oct 15, 2013
Senior Citizen Savings Scheme can ensure a regular income stream in retirement

Health insurance for the elderly   Research Desk |  Oct 14, 2013
Select a plan with lifelong renewal because buying insurance at older age is difficult in case you develop an ailment

Funds in your portfolio   Research Desk |  Oct 11, 2013
Select equity funds looking at their past performance and invest for long term

Tax saving options   Research Desk |  Oct 10, 2013
Tax-saving investments can be made in bank deposits, National Savings Certificate, PPF and ELSS funds

Negative alpha of a fund   Research Desk |  Oct 09, 2013
Find out if you should switch from a fund if its alpha is negative

Exiting equity funds   Research Desk |  Oct 08, 2013
When you are close to investment goals, exit systematically to eliminate any market risk

Exit load discourages short-term money   Research Desk |  Oct 07, 2013
Funds charge exit load to discourage investors from making short term investments

Discontinue investments in Reliance Growth   Research Desk |  Oct 04, 2013
Reliance Growth hasn't done well in recent years. Find out which fund to replace it with…

Go for Fixed Maturity Plans   Research Desk |  Oct 03, 2013
Now is not a good time to invest in fixed income funds. Find out where you should invest instead

Tax saving for senior citizens   Research Desk |  Sep 27, 2013
The principal invested in tax-free bonds does not any get deduction, only the returns are tax free

Decline in star-rating of a fund   Research Desk |  Sep 26, 2013
The rating downgrade shows that the fund's performance with respect to its peers has not been good

Diversifying your life cover   Research Desk |  Sep 25, 2013
Don't go for too many polices if you want to cap your insurance cover to Rs 1 crore or less

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