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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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interest rate

The interest rate dilemma

On 1st April 2017 the Government announced a 10 bps interest rate cut across all small savings schemes offered, from Senior Citizen Savings Schemes to Public Provident Fund and mind you this is not the first cut over the last year when the government decided to revise small savings rates every quarter depending on economic/market …

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Financial decisions

Better late than never: Financial decisions you should take now

Most individuals run around in February- March every year to complete their tax savings investments and then forget about money and taxation when the new financial year starts in April. NOW is that time of the year when you should start investing for next financial year slowly & steadily so that you don’t have to …

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Interest rate fall- Think beyond bank fixed deposits…

Though lending rate decline is good news for home loan buyers, decline in FD rates are making investors worry. With interest rates for deposits falling to 6-7% levels retail investors are feeling the pinch. So how to deal with a falling interest rate scenario and are there alternatives is what investors are thinking now. Mutual funds, …

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traditional plan

Why traditional plan don’t make sense

I am an advisor following the old school of thought. Firstly don’t mix Investment with Insurance. They are distinctly different and serve different purpose. Secondly once segregated focus on value investing & slowly but steadily building up your corpus with a judicious mix of equity & debt. Now let us understand the different investment avenues. …

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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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