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Month: March 2007

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Counterpoint: Term plans + MF are better than ULIPs

A. Sanjeev writes at rediff that Term plans are not as good as ULIPs and goes on to demonstrate using calculations and formulas. Unfortunately, Sanjeev ...

How Entry and Exit loads affect you

Mutual funds sometimes charge you something to buy units from them, or sell them units. Charges on purchase are known as entry loads and charges on exit are ...

Anoop Bhaskar Quits Sundaram AMC

Anoop Bhaskar, the head of equities at Sundaram BNP Paribas AMC, has resigned. Anoop used to manage Sundaram Select Midcap, one of the fantastic performers of ...

Do NOT buy LIC's Money Plus ULIP

It seems that LIC advisors have been distributing pamphlets saying that a plan named LIC Money Plus, a ULIP, demonstrating how you can invest only Rs. 10,000 ...

Timing the market is a Good Thing

Most investment analysts and advisors tell you, “Don’t try to time the market”. And in the same breath they suggest a systematic investment ...

Bad ICICI Lombard Experience

I want to mention on this blog about a bad ICICI Lombard health insurance experience. Our company has a group policy that covers health of all individuals, and ...

FIIs are not the source of all problems

A recent economic times article berates “the games FIIs play” as a reason for the massive volatility in today’s markets. Here’s my take ...

Big dips: How to choose stocks in a downturn

The Nifty’s fallen 15% since its highs, and even then I had said that it was not undervalued. I seem to put my foot in my mouth when I comment ...

Mindtree has listed, and cost of IPO funding

Mindtree solutions has listed today on the NSE. (See my IPO analysis). It turns out that the issue was phenomenally oversubscribed (100 times) and the ...

ESOP FBT: An Open Letter to the FM

Dear Mr. Chidambaram, I must request you, sir, to relook at your proposal for Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) on Employee Stock Options (ESOPs). I have watched you ...