Category Archives: Mutual Fund Facts

Tax saving through Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) & Public Provident Fund (PPF)

If one can stay invested in PPF for 15 years, then why not consider investing in ELSS for a duration that is at least as long?

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Use SIPs in equity Mutual Funds to lighten the burden of a housing loan

While paying your EMIs on a housing loan, stretch yourself a little and put 0.1% of the loan amount into an equity SIP and stay invested for the entire term of the housing loan. It could go a long way towards reducing or even eliminating the sizeable interest burden on the loan.

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Recent revisions in Liquid Fund norms to minimize credit and liquidity risk

Since the size of the liquid funds category is so huge, market regulator SEBI constantly monitors this category and ensures that investors are adequately protected through the revision of existing rules, where necessary.

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Blue-chips and Large-caps are the equivalent of Gold in the Stock market

Blue-chipstocks

Despite this seemingly volatile appearance of the overall market, there’s something for every investor. Your choice of stock should be based on how cautious or aggressive your investment style is. And, it would also depend on how long your investment time frame is.

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Arbitrage Funds: A Good Short Term Investment in Volatile Markets

Arbitrage Funds

Arbitrage or arbitraging involves buying and selling the same security in different markets to benefit from the opportunity that arises from the mispricing of the security. Generally, equity arbitrage is done by buying in the cash market and selling the same security in the futures market.

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What is Side Pocketing and how does it work?

side pocketing

One of the main reasons for side pocketing is to preempt panic amongst unitholders when an instrument which forms part of their fund defaults or gets downgraded. It also makes sure that all is fair and square and unitholders get their due.

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