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Month: November 2006

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The Dividend Yield Strategy for Mutual Funds

There is an interesting way to make better use of mutual funds. The Dividend option of mutual funds offers money to investors regularly, and the growth option ...

Difference between Shares and Mutual Funds

Someone has asked, on a forum: What’s the difference between shares and mutual funds? Here’s an introduction to mutual funds: ...
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Invest in the Reliance Long Term Equity Fund?

Reliance Mutual Fund has opened a new fund offer for a fund called Reliance Long Term Equity Fund Type: Closed ended Equity fund (3 years) after which is ...

Invest in the HSBC Tax Saver NFO?

I don’t recommend the HSBC ELSS offering, called HSBC Tax Saver Equity fund. (See this for some other comments) Here’s what I think. 1) It’s ...

Automatic Capital Gains Tax Calculator: Interested?

I am planning to write a utility that will extract data from my online trading account and automatically calculate my year’s capital gains tax and split ...

LinkFest #1: How to select a fund, Managing Investments etc.

This is going to be part of my LinkFest Series: A set of links organised for you every week. How to select a Diversified Mutual Fund – Personalfn If you ...

Mutual Fund NFOs have Hidden Costs

New Fund Offers (NFOs) by Mutual Funds are common. In fact they are touted by most distributors saying “NAV is only Rs. 10!, buy!” But should you ...

Glossary of Investing terms, Part 1

Everyone who’s new to investing finds the terminology intimidating. Most investment articles, including mine, use terms like NAV, P/E, ratios, corpus, ...

The Investment Game Plan

A little insight into how you should invest. 1. Figure out where you are The first thing to do is to prepare a personal balance sheet of sorts. Describe your ...

How Much Insurance Do You Need?

This is perhaps the most often asked, and misunderstood question. Insurance advisors will tell you that you need to be covered for a sum that looks big (like ...