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Avoid Daily SIPs   Research Desk |  Jul 10, 2012
Daily SIPs in equity funds don’t make sense for long-term investments. Find out why…

Best Short-term Bond Funds   Research Desk |  Jul 10, 2012
Short-term bond funds are likely to do well in the coming year. Choose from these options…

Better Diversification   Research Desk |  Jul 09, 2012
While ICICI Prudential Focused Bluechip is a good fund, DSP BlackRock Equity provides more diversification…

Continue with HDFC Top 200   Research Desk |  Jul 09, 2012
HDFC Top 200’s rating has fallen to 4-stars, but it remains a good fund to invest in…

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…

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