Dhaval Kapadia

Articles By Dhaval Kapadia

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Capital gains tax rate depends on holding period

For holding periods of more than one year in equity mutual funds, long-term capital gains tax at 10% (excluding cess) is applicable on gains exceeding Rs. 1 lakh in a financial year.

Income Tax News

Hold debt funds for three years to get indexation benefit

Continue your SIP as reducing it would deprive your portfolio of buying units at lower prices.

Markets News

Gains from sale of gold ETFs or gold mutual funds are taxed similarly as that of physical gold

Short-term capital gains on units held for up to three years are added to investor’s income and taxed according to the applicable slab rate.

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Mutual Fund Investment: Why you should invest in direct plan of mutual fund

Since there is no intermediary involved, the AMC does not have to pay any commission or trailing fees. A regular plan is bought through an intermediary who helps the investor understand the investment strategy of the fund, fi

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Build retirement kitty by taking assets allocation approach in MFs or invest in NPS

You can withdraw unless invested in a fund with a lock-in (ELSS, retirement/child plans). However, each investment amount may be subject to exit load if under the exit load period.

Money News

For good returns, equity investment should be held for these many years

A longer horizon allows a fund manager to stick to stocks wherein he has high degree of conviction, which may need time to play out depending on the stage of the economic cycle.

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Short duration accrual fixed income fund can give higher yields than FD

If a fund has been performing poorly on a consistent basis, you may switch to a better performing one.

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Each SIP installment is fresh purchase; check exit load when redeeming

If one is investing Rs 1,000 through monthly SIP in a fund that charges an exit load of 1% for holding period less than one year and now wants to withdraw towards end of two years, then investments made in the first 12 months

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Investing in debt funds? Go for high credit quality portfolios

Equity funds are inherently more risky than debt funds, as is evident from the volatility that they have historically subjected investors to.

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Choose fixed maturity plans investing in high grade credit paper

The realised return (yield) can be computed by plotting the cash flows against respective dates in an excel spreadsheet; and using the XIRR formula.

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To get pension, buy annuity from an insurance company

Is there any way where I can invest in mutual funds now for 30 years and get pension later? – Shekhar Kumar No, for a regular pension, you would have to purchase an annuity from any of the insurance companies. Do I have to

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SIPs are best-suited for investments in volatile markets

SIPs are best for investments in volatile markets. Hold your investments for at least seven years to eliminate risk of capital erosion. Longer the investment horizon, higher the probability of making money.

SIPs are best-suited for investments in volatile markets News

Here’s what you need to do in a volatile market

Funds within each category have a similar investment mandate which determine their risk and return characteristics. Small/ mid cap funds are suited for a horizon of at least 7-10 years, whereas large cap funds are suited for

Money News

From liquid funds to equities: Use systematic transfer plan to move funds

In an STP, your money earns higher returns in the liquid fund relative to your bank account, and is then invested into the fund based on the STP schedule.

Money News

By reducing SIP, you can’t buy units at lower prices, says Dhaval Kapadia

The main benefit of SIP is rupee cost averaging, an investment technique applied to regular fixed instalments. As the amount is fixed and regular, more units are bought when the market price of shares is low and lesser units

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Returns posted by fund houses are subject to audit

Equity index funds invest in stocks by typically replicating a benchmark equity index such as the S&P BSE Sensex, Nifty, etc.

Money News

Probability of negative returns reduces long holding period, says Dhaval Kapadia

The probability of negative returns is the highest for a one year holding period and over a seven year holding period the probability of a negative return from Indian equities (Sensex) is negligible.

Money News

Do not reduce/stop SIP due to market volatility: Dhaval Kapadia

Mutual fund units can be transferred only after the demise of the unit holder.

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Your Queries: Is there any lock-in period for Gold ETFs?

There is no penalty for withdrawing from a fund in which one is investing through SIP mode, as SIP and withdrawal (redemption) are two separate mandates.

Money News

In a volatile market, continue SIP with a long-term horizon

Over the short to medium term, their performance can fluctuate significantly even resulting in negative / low returns over various time periods.

Money News

Your Queries: Include global equities for diversification of portfolio

A suitable asset allocation is typically based on one’s investment horizon and risk appetite.

Money News

Mutual Funds: LTCG tax on equity MFs to be paid only if holdings are redeemed & gains above Rs 1 lakh a year

LTCG tax on equity MFs to be paid only if holdings are redeemed & gains above Rs 1lakh a year.

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Mutual Funds: Index funds are also subject to equity market-related volatility

Equity index funds invest in stocks by typically replicating a benchmark equity index such as the S&P BSE Sensex, Nifty, etc. They buy all the stocks which are in the benchmark index in the same proportion or weight.

Money News

Mutual funds: Past performance irrelevant if there is major change in fund strategy

Post Sebi’s re-categorisation norms, many MF schemes are undergoing change.

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Systematic Transfer Plan: Know how STP works

Under Systematic Transfer Plan (STP), an investor gives consent to the mutual fund house to transfer certain amount/ units from one scheme to another, of the same mutual fund house at regular time intervals.

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Want to withdraw funds from SIP anytime? Keep this fact in mind

There is no penalty for withdrawing from a fund in which one is investing through SIP mode, as SIP and withdrawal (redemption) are two separate mandates.

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Mutual funds: Unless regular income is needed, growth option is preferable

The Union Budget 2018 introduced a tax of 10% on both long term capital gains (LTCG) and dividend distributed by equity-oriented mutual funds. Debt funds already attracted dividend distribution tax of 28.84%, while LTCG attra

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