What precautions to adopt when trading on the internet…

Internet trading has rapidly become the default trading platform for most Indian investors. With the spread of smart phones, internet-enabled bank accounts and more robust online trading systems, we e...
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2017: Extraordinary year for investors so far

It has been an extraordinary year so far. We have seen both, Sensex and Nifty, hitting new highs, which reverberates the power of long term equity investing. At the beginning of 2017, nobody could hav...
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Selling on greed and buying on fear is easier said than done…

Ask any veteran investor about his secret of investment and he will ask you to “Sell on greed and buy on fear”. If you look back at the markets over the last 10 years, this strategy would have pre...
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Are you a victim of these 5 common equity investing myths?

As much as there is wisdom in the markets, it also has its own share of myths. It is not just about the get-rich-quick syndrome. The funny part of investment and trading myths is that if your premise ...
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GST – Why you need to factor GST into your Financial Plan…

“How will the GST impact your personal financial plan” surely appears to be a rather strange question? In reality, the implications of the GST for your financial plan could be much more significan...
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GST – How it will change your household budget…

One of the big worries in the post-GST scenario is how the GST will impact your household budget. Remember, there are some key components pertaining to your household budget that are going to be impac...
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How ARQ Revolution is changing the way you manage your money…

Dhimant Patel was an exasperated investor! Being a successful architect in Ahmedabad, Dhimant had little time to worry about his equity portfolio or planning for his financial future. The whole though...
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Should you buy Sovereign Gold Bonds this Akshaya Tritiya?

The first Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) issue of the fiscal year 2017-18 that is open from April 24th till April 28th has both macroeconomic and cultural significance. The macroeconomic significance is th...
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Mutual Funds versus Equities; which is the better tax saving option…

Any investment decision is normally looked at from four basic criteria. The first criterion is the return that the investment is likely to generate over a longer time horizon. The second criterion is ...
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Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) and how to go about it…

Over the last few years, the equity linked savings schemes have emerged as a very attractive tax saving option for Indian investors. The beauty of this product is that apart from saving tax for you it...
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