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Go for Term Insurance   Research Desk |  Aug 17, 2012
Redeem your ULIPs after the 5th year. Buy a term insurance policy, which is the ideal plan that you should have…

Hiring Fund Managers   Research Desk |  Aug 17, 2012
There is no licensing mechanism for fund managers, but AMCs ensure they hire the right people…

Impressive Fund   Research Desk |  Aug 16, 2012
ICICI Prudential Dynamic has been an impressive fund. If the markets do well, it will do better…

Stable Start   Research Desk |  Aug 14, 2012
New investors should begin with stable vehicles. Choose from these balanced funds…

NPS or Mutual Funds   Research Desk |  Aug 14, 2012
Understand the difference between the NPS and mutual funds. Find out which suites you best…

Investing for the Long Run   Research Desk |  Aug 14, 2012
Continue investing in your portfolio of well-performing conservative funds for the long run…

No Switching Fee   Research Desk |  Aug 13, 2012
Funds don’t charge a switching fee, but most equity funds levy an exit load on redemptions within 1 year…

Good Short-term Bond Funds   Research Desk |  Aug 13, 2012
For a short time period, invest in short-term bond funds. Choose from these options…

Gold ETF Expense   Research Desk |  Aug 13, 2012
Most gold ETFs have an expense ratio of 1 per cent. Find out how you can choose one…

In Good Health   Research Desk |  Aug 10, 2012
Zydus Wellness enjoys a commendable market share thanks to the niche segments it has created�

Niche Banking   Research Desk |  Aug 09, 2012
The IndusInd Bank�s strong presence in rural & semi-urban areas is expected to help the bank grow�

Shockproof Investment   Research Desk |  Aug 08, 2012
Find out if you should invest in Havells, which has emerged as one of India’s largest electrical manufacturers…

Balanced Growth   Research Desk |  Aug 06, 2012
Balanced funds are treated as equity funds for tax purposes. Find out why you should opt for the growth plan…

Investing for Child   Research Desk |  Aug 03, 2012
Don’t get carried away by the names of children plans. Here's how you should invest for your child’s education…

Last Year for ELSS   Research Desk |  Aug 02, 2012
This is the last year to get tax rebate by investing in ELSS funds. Choose from these options…

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