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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…

Simplify your Portfolio   Research Desk |  Sep 07, 2012
Avoid investing in funds that have an overlap in their portfolios. Here’s how you can simplify your portfolio…

Can't Invest with Cash   Research Desk |  Sep 07, 2012
You cannot invest in a mutual fund with cash. Find out the requirements to invest in mutual funds…

Avoiding Overlaps   Research Desk |  Sep 07, 2012
Although your portfolio is well diversified, you can reduce your holdings to do away with overlaps�

Don't Invest & Forget   Research Desk |  Sep 06, 2012
Remember to evaluate the performance of your mutual funds at least once a year…

Expensive for Expansion   Research Desk |  Sep 06, 2012
The new reforms introduced by SEBI will make mutual funds more expensive. Find out more…

Building a Contingency Fund   Research Desk |  Sep 06, 2012
The objective of a contingency fund is to have liquidity to meet emergencies & not the returns that it earns…

Square Up your Losses   Research Desk |  Sep 05, 2012
If you have invested in an ULIP for 5 years, look at it has a bad decision & square up your losses…

Get Insured Adequately   Research Desk |  Sep 05, 2012
Life insurance is important if you have dependents. But refrain from mixing insurance with investment…

Hike in Charges   Research Desk |  Sep 04, 2012
Existing mutual fund investors could face an additional cost of at least 50 basis points…

Be Watchful   Research Desk |  Sep 04, 2012
Use a fund’s rating to keep an eye on the fund. Consider exiting only when the rating keeps slipping…

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