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Investment tip: Asset allocation needs to be based on ultimate goal

The goal of diversifying one’s investment portfolio is to reduce risk and enhance returns.

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Tax talk: Simplifying the process of scrutiny assessment

Tax authorities in India have the power of initiating scrutiny assessment under section 143 (3) of the Income Tax Act 1961, if they have a reason to believe that the individual has filed incorrect par

Tax talk: Simplifying the process of scrutiny assessment

How to avoid loss aversion trap, few techniques which can help

Risk management tools and techniques can mitigate the effects of loss aversion by making the losses as less significant.

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Indians not prepared for medical emergencies

Amid rising medical costs, majority of middle-class Indians do not have adequate health insurance cover.

Indians not prepared for medical emergencies

Your money: Don’t be too afraid of taking risks

When it comes to investing, we first think of returns but one must understand that returns and risks go together. In order to reach the desired corpus, one has to take adequate risks, too.

Your money: Don’t be too afraid of taking risks

SBC: Government move to prepare consumer for GST

From November 15, Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) has been introduced @ 0.5% on the value of all taxable services.

SBC: Government move to prepare consumer for GST

Investing: Save tax, maximise returns

For salaried employees, investments for tax planning must have prudent asset allocation of debt and equity.

Investing: Save tax, maximise returns

Few tips on stock selection for an overconfident investor

An investor should play his own devil’s advocate during stock selection to avoid being overconfident.

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Tax Talk: Submit Forms 15G, 15H for deposit investments

With the income-tax department making submission of Forms 15G and 15H simple and even allowing online filing, investors of fixed deposits and recurring deposits...

Income Tax returns filing on job change: Resolving issues arising from multiple Form-16 News

LIC drives growth of new premium

In October, the annualised first-year premium of state-owned LIC grew 83% y-o-y, while private life insurers reported 22% growth, leading to 50% growth for the industry.

LIC drives growth of new premium

Time to move towards alternative lending options

Lending options today have grown beyond traditional home loans, personal loans or automobile loans. There are some new and innovative loan products...

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Embedded Value: Endowment policy empowers women with spending power

In India, buying an insurance cover is generally considered to be a man’s responsibility. However, a woman is generally the first beneficiary of all insurance policies.

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All you need to know about loan against mutual funds

Banks lend up to 50% of the NAV of the funds and the interest rates will be lower than for personal loans.

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Tax Talk: Tax deduction on donations to political parties

Individuals can donate money to a recognised political party or an electoral trust and claim full tax deduction.

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Rates adjusting to new realities

While the 10-year bond yield is likely to trade in the current range in the near term, it is likely to shift to 7.4% by the end of this fiscal because...

Rates adjusting to new realities

Check insurance fine print during free-look period

In life insurance, free-look period is the time period during which one can analyze the policy and also make any changes required or even cancel it without any additional costs.

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Real Estate: Income tax implications of owning multiple properties

Buying a home is a dream come true for most individuals in India. In fact, with the availability of home loans many people are also investing in second/multiple homes.

Home loan News

Sovereign gold bond or ETFs? Which one should you invest in

Unlike gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the bonds will not be backed by gold but a sovereign guarantee.

Banking & Finance News

Tax Talks: Pros and cons of using emails for matters related to I-T

In order to improve services, the Central Board of Direct Taxes will be using email for correspondence with taxpayers for notice on scrutiny and getting responses from them.

Tax Talks: Pros and cons of using emails for matters related to I-T

Rise of equity mutual funds

Despite the volatility in the stock markets, equity mutual funds saw inflows for 18 consecutive month in October of Rs 6,269 crore.

Rise of equity mutual funds

How to make financial matters a child’s play

Teach your children to spend judiciously on needs versus different wants. Instead of gratifying each demand, you could take the opportunity to teach them the importance of savings

How to make financial matters a child’s play

Issuing of initial public offerings demystified

Initial public offering (IPO) is the first stock sale by a company to the public through exchanges. In 2015, a total of 58 companies raised a sum of Rs 90 billion through the IPO route till date.

Issuing of initial public offerings demystified

Planning to prepay home loan? Here are a few tips

While prepaying your home loan is a wise option, it can backfire if not planned appropriately

Home loan News

Tax talk: Taxability of immovable property received as gift

GIFTS were brought in the ambit of the Income-Tax Act with effect from September 1, 2004.

Tax talk: Taxability of immovable property received as gift

How point-of-sales person will help curb misselling of insurance

The PoS can sell comprehensive motor insurance, third-party liability, personal accident cover, travel insurance policy, home insurance policy and any other policy specifically approved by Irdai

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FIIs, DIIs adopt contrarian approach

India has had to bear the brunt of the emerging market selloff as foreign institutional investors (FII) pulled out $2.5 billion in the three months to September.

FIIs, DIIs adopt contrarian approach

Mutual funds: Arbitrage funds suitable for investment horizon of 6-12 months

Arbitrage funds, as the name suggests, try to take advantage of the price differential of a stock in the cash market and the futures markets.

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