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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 ...

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 ...

Mutual Funds: Dividend option or Growth option

Most mutual funds have multiple options for investment, for the same scheme: 1) Growth option 2) Dividend option (with either automatic reinvestment or as a ...

Comparing ULIP returns to Mutual Funds

If you think Unit Linked Insurance Policies give equivalent returns to Mutual Funds, think again. I compared the returns of the same management – ...

Mutual Funds: The rules have changed

New Rules for New Fund Offers 1. Initial Issue Expenses: I had written about this in an earlier post (Mutual Funds must toe the line) and there is now a ...

Mutual Fund FAQs

Mutual Funds can invest in the stock market, govt bonds or tax bonds or anywhere else. So do we, the investors, have any control over it? Mutual Funds have an ...

Introduction to Mutual Funds

Here’s what Mutual funds (MFs) are, and how they work. Let’s say you and I had some money, about 1 Lakh rupees each. And we have 8 other friends ...