EPF

What is driving liquidity in the markets?

The current rally in Indian market is fuelled by strong liquidity from domestic investors. With low bank fixed deposit rates, subdued real estate market (with high transaction cost) and stagnating gold prices, equities seems to be the most viable domestic investment avenue for investors. Thus in spite of the markets reaching all-time highs & rich …

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EPF withdrawal

EPF withdrawal for home purchase – Avoid if possible

The Employeesโ€™ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) recently relaxed its norms to allow subscribers to withdraw up to 90% of the total accumulated corpus for purchase of a home. But we must remember that EPF is long-term savings for retirement and it is not advisable to dig into the retirement funds unless and until there is …

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Retirement planning – Invest early, invest wisely

In my previous article I had discussed how to use our retirement corpus. Now we also need to understand, as young professionals how to build up the retirement fund. The 2 basic rules to follow would be: 1. The earlier you start the better as you have more time to save money. 2. Have the …

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