election results

All eyes on election results- Who will cross the magic figure?

All eyes will currently be on the outcome of the election results on 23rd May 2019. Markets have been volatile for the last month as 7 phase polling continues. Last month NIFTY touched an all-time high of 11,856 while SENSEX touched a high of 39,487. Historically it has been seen that election outcome turns out …

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Regtech

What Is Regtech? It’s the next big thing.

Regtech- Regulatory technology is a term used to refer to any and all technology designed to help financial services companies maintain regulatory compliance. Most solutions are focused on maintaining compliance with know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. The term is generally used as a subset of fintech, the blanket label for any technology …

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Indian stock market

It’s the time to choose

Frontline indexes have been inching up over the last month as the NIFTY touched an all-time high of 11,761 while SENSEX touched a high of 39,270. Broader markets have recovered marginally but insignificant given the fall over the last year. Polling for general elections is underway from 11th April & we expect markets to be …

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aadhar misused

When and who misused your aadhaar card?

Using UIDAIs Aadhaar Authentication History feature, you can easily check online when and who misused your aadhaar card. Aadhaar authentication is a process by which the aadhaar number along with the demographic information or biometric information of the holder is cross-checked by the Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) on the request of service providers like …

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PAN Aadhaar

Your PAN will become invalid if not linked with Aadhaar by 31st March

If you have not linked your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card with your Aadhaar card yet, then you have time till 31st March 2019. According to the Income Tax department, all those whose PAN is not linked with Aadhaar would not be able to file income tax returns (ITR) and even risk cancellation of their …

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Gold

Gold as a hedge against global uncertainty

One of the main reasons to own gold right now is the rising risk of a potential meltdown in global equities that is likely to underperform over the next year in a global economic downturn led by an imploding China.  China is projected to announce a gross domestic product expansion target for 2019 of between …

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indian stock markets

Terorist attacks & counter attacks

Positive profit growth outlook, steady mutual fund flows, reasonable valuations & inflation trajectory remaining stable augurs well for the markets. Low IIP numbers & GST collections though remain a concern. Short term investors should remain cautious as markets could be extremely volatile in the next couple of months leading up to the election outcome but any intermittent volatility should be used as an opportunity by patient investors with medium to long term outlook to accumulate good quality stocks

advance tax

Pay advance tax on personal income- save interest

Income Tax Department strives to make it as easy and convenient for citizens to comply with advance tax payments. So, one has the option of paying it in 4 installments over the financial year. However, if you default, there are some consequences in the form of interest penalty. While salary is subject to tax withholding …

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