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#Linkfest: Direct Plans Win, Be-Sahara, ESOP Disclosures …

Links for today: Direct plans garner 56% of new inflows in Jan, says ET. Out of 60,000 cr., of fresh investments, nearly 33,000 cr. has come into direct plans. ...
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Budget: Mutual Fund Dividends To Companies at 30% Dividend Tax

Now for an interesting hidden (i.e. not yet spoken about) aspect of the budget. According to the finance bill, any income distributed by debt funds to ...

No Dividend Distribution Tax for Debt Funds?

The Direct Tax Code has no DDT for debt or non-equity funds. Currently, for liquid funds, dividends are taxed at 25% plus the surcharge and cess, which adds up ...

Benchmark Gold ETF New Fund Offer

Benchmark fund is launching a Gold Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from Feb 15 to Feb 23, 2007. Read the Offer Document and a set of Frequently Asked Questions ...

Mutual Fund Identification Number (MIN) now mandatory

AMFI has notified all mutual fund investors that as per enhanced KYC (Know Your Customer) norms, a new unique identification number will be issued to mutual ...

SIPs are not necessarily less risky, or better for the long term

Systematic Investment Plans or SIPs are now touted around by mutual funds and advisors as the best way to invest in a volatile market, and that small investors ...

LinkFest #4: Open Letter, Real Estate bubble, Money Today

Open letter to analysts from a harried investor (Author unknown) A seriously hassled investor telling the TV analyst what he thinks of him. This is quite ...

Is a Rs. 10 mutual fund better than a Rs. 100 fund?

A number of people think that the unit price of a mutual fund matters when they purchase; i.e. that a cheaper unit price is better. Why? They say that they ...

Tax saving schemes: Wait till March 2007

The finance ministry is considered changing the tax benefits given to many tax saving schemes (Check: Personalfn,Economic Times and My Blog) Next year’s ...

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 ...