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Significant of Yield to Maturity   Research Desk |  Mar 05, 2015
Debt funds publish the yield to maturity in their factsheets, which captures the returns that the bonds will generate if held until maturity

Surrender LIC Jeevan Saral Policies   Research Desk |  Mar 04, 2015
LIC Jeevan Saral is expensive endowment plan that isn't beneficial as insurance, nor as an investment

HDFC MIP Long Term is a Hybrid Fund   Research Desk |  Feb 19, 2015
A hybrid fund's returns depend both on the performance of the stock market and the debt market

Term Insurance is for Earning Members   Research Desk |  Feb 18, 2015
It is not even useful to buy a term cover for a person who is not earning and has no one dependent on him for expenses

Understanding MIP Investments   Research Desk |  Feb 17, 2015
Given the equity component in MIPs, you cannot be sure that last year's return will be repeated this year

Don't Put Money in ULIPs   Research Desk |  Feb 16, 2015
We don't recommend HDFC Life Pro Growth Plus as we believe it is always better to keep investments separate from insurance

Drastic Fall in NAV   Research Desk |  Feb 13, 2015
A mutual fund's NAV can fall drastically in a single day, as it is the price of stocks in the portfolio which influences the NAV

Difference in NAVs of Gold ETFs   Research Desk |  Feb 12, 2015
NAVs of gold ETFs differ due to expense ratios, amount of cash they hold and sometimes even the quantity of gold they represent

Annual Limit in RGESS is Rs 50,000   Research Desk |  Feb 11, 2015
The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme grants tax exemptions for 50% of the amount invested for three consecutive financial years

Maximum Investment Limit in PPF   Research Desk |  Feb 10, 2015
The investment in the PPF account in your name and that opened on behalf of a minor cannot collectively exceed Rs 150,000 in a year

Retirees shouldn't Fear Equity Investments   Research Desk |  Feb 09, 2015
Far from being risky, equity exposure is the only thing that can protect retirees from inflation

Move Out from Birla Sun Life Midcap   Research Desk |  Jan 23, 2015
Birla Sun Life Midcap fund's record is rather lackluster and you can switch to a better performing fund

Invest without Paying Brokerage   Research Desk |  Jan 22, 2015
You can invest in various mutual fund schemes without payment or brokerage by buying the mutual fund's direct plan

Difference in Ratings   Research Desk |  Jan 21, 2015
If the direct plan of a fund has a lower expense ratio than regular plan, its returns can be higher, leading to a better rating

Redeeming Open-end Funds   Research Desk |  Jan 20, 2015
Open end funds allow you to redeem your units at any time of your choice. The value is calculated on the day you redeem

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