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ULIP Investments   Research Desk |  Jul 09, 2012
A major part of your money in ULIPs is invested in the equity & debt markets…

Understanding PPF   Research Desk |  Jul 06, 2012
Find out how much interest you earn & the other things to keep in mind about PPF investments…

Redeeming ULIPs   Research Desk |  Jul 06, 2012
Don’t mix investments with insurance. Follow these guidelines to redeem your older ULIPs…

Trim your Portfolio   Research Desk |  Jul 06, 2012
Invest in 3 to 4 funds that give you diversification across market segments & capitalizations…

New Infra Bonds   Research Desk |  Jul 05, 2012
The new infrastructure bonds that are available don’t entail a tax break as a deductable income…

Gold Fund Options   Research Desk |  Jul 05, 2012
The future of gold remains fairly uncertain. If you choose to invest in gold funds, here are your options…

Stability and Returns   Research Desk |  Jul 05, 2012
Dividend yield funds will always be stable during uncertain times. Choose from these options…

Indexation Ambiguities   Research Desk |  Jul 04, 2012
Whether you pay tax on long-term capital gains with or without indexation depends on the benefit you derive…

Overlapping Portfolios   Research Desk |  Jul 04, 2012
For the sake of diversification, refrain from investing in funds managed by the same AMC & manager…

Good, but Risky Propositions   Research Desk |  Jul 04, 2012
Here are 2 mid- & small-cap funds that are outstanding in their categories. Invest in them if you can stomach the volatility…

Good Short-term Bond Funds   Research Desk |  Jul 03, 2012
Short-term bond funds are ideal for someone who wants predictable returns. Choose from these…

When to Redeem   Research Desk |  Jul 03, 2012
Evaluate a fund’s performance on a relative basis before you decide to redeem your investments…

Voluntary Pension Plan   Research Desk |  Jul 03, 2012
The PPF is a voluntary pension plan that gives investors guaranteed returns at the end of the term…

Is NAV Transparent?   Research Desk |  Jul 02, 2012
While the NAV is not transparent, it can be closely estimated if you’ve the fund’s portfolio…

Trim your Portfolio   Research Desk |  Jul 02, 2012
It is inconvenient to hold & manage too many funds. Trim down your portfolio to 3-4 funds…

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