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Diversified Portfolio   Research Desk |  Sep 14, 2012
You’ve a well-diversified portfolio of impressive funds. Continue investing in them…

Give Equity Time   Research Desk |  Sep 14, 2012
Two years is a short timeframe to evaluate your equity funds, especially in poor market conditions�

Classifying Aggression   Research Desk |  Sep 14, 2012
The Value Research Fund Classification can be a good starting point to understand the risk associated with funds…

Think Long with Equities   Research Desk |  Sep 13, 2012
Equity returns are disappointing right now, but it turns out to be the best asset class over a long period…

Investments for 1 Year   Research Desk |  Sep 13, 2012
For a period of 1 year, the sectoral funds & equity fund that you’ve picked are undesirable…

Hike in Service Tax   Research Desk |  Sep 13, 2012
Mutual fund investors will face a hike in the service tax. Find out how this will be charged…

Insurance-linked Funds   Research Desk |  Sep 12, 2012
Funds that offer insurance cover for free can be quite meaningful. Find out more…

Building a Retirement Corpus   Research Desk |  Sep 12, 2012
Long-term investments in well-performing equity funds can help you build a good retirement corpus…

The 'power' misnomer   Research Desk |  Sep 12, 2012
ICICI Prudential Top 200, which was erstwhile ICICI Prudential Power, is doing reasonably well…

Short-term Options   Research Desk |  Sep 11, 2012
For a short timeframe of 2 years, short-term bond funds are your best bet. Find out why…

Low-risk Investments   Research Desk |  Sep 11, 2012
A portfolio made up of a large-cap fund & a balanced fund would work well for a low-risk investor…

Impact of Takeover   Research Desk |  Sep 11, 2012
It remains to be seen how the takeover by L&T will affect the performance of Fidelity�s funds�

Black Holes   Research Desk |  Sep 10, 2012
Evaluating endowment plans is difficult because they have no transparency about the invested money…

Long Credible History   Research Desk |  Sep 10, 2012
Stopping your SIPs in HDFC Top 200 would be premature. It has a credible history, give it time…

Assuming Credit Risk   Research Desk |  Sep 10, 2012
India Infoline has issued non-convertible debentures giving 12.7 per cent annually. Find out more…

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