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Latest Articles in Financial Wisdom 2017

Mythbusters

Planning to invest in mutual funds for the first time in 2017? We help debunk four myths related to mutual fund investing

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Look Before You MIP

A smart investor should steer clear of monthly income plan (MIP) mutual funds and opt for a SWP-based strategy instead

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Missing The Big Picture

While the remodelled National Pension Scheme is a step in the right direction, it is not the perfect retirement plan

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For A Healthy Future

Having adequate health insurance is the cornerstone of a robust financial plan. But choose wisely between family floater and individual plans

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Are You Adequately Insured?

Sure, you have bought one or more life insurance policies — but is your life cover enough? If you are not adequately insured, get a simple term plan for the shortfall

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From Ulip To U-turn

Linked plans were ‘good’ as long as commissions on them were high. Agents now prefer selling low-yielding non-linked plans to investors

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Calling The Shots, Right

You got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, and know when to run,” crooned superstar country and western singer Kenny Rogers in 1978. In doing so, Rogers might just have inadvertently dispensed a priceless piece of advice to investors about the importance of making rational “selling” decisions

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Be Cynical, Be Very Cynical

Are you an optimistic person? Do you live life “sunny side up”? If yes, that’s wonderful; however, it may surprise you to know that your infectiously positive personality might be impeding your ability to make successful investments

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To Pay Or Not To Pay

This year, consider migrating your portfolio to a fee-based advisor; but do so with a hint of caution. It is still early days for the fiduciary model in India

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It’s Never Too Early To Start

If you are starting off in your 40’s, you are very late. You may need to re-look at your post-retirement lifestyle. So get really disciplined and start saving as much as you can

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Where Investors Are Going Wrong

For retail investors to benefit in the market, there is a great necessity for detailed research before buying stocks and seeking appropriate advice before doing so

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Here’s How To Live A Richer Life

The biggest blunder in financial planning is to focus too much on “finance” and too little on “planning”

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The Portfolio Accelerator

A true to label mid cap fund, SBI Magnum Midcap rarely exceeds a large cap allocation of 10 per cent

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The Silver Bullet

ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund has grown immensely since 2013, with its assets swelling from a nominal Rs 250 crore in 2013 to a colossal Rs 16,400 crore plus as on date

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The All-Weather Debt Fund

DSP BlackRock Strategic Bond fund follows a dual strategy, wherein the portfolio could benefit in one of two ways: reduction in interest rates, or an improvement in the overall credit cycle

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