Not Peter Lynch or a Warren Buffett? Try Index Funds

photo by thelastminute Everyone might be familiar with mutual funds especially ELSS (Equity Linked Savings Scheme) coz that seems to be one of the favourites with salaried-class people. After all, it’s eligible for that deduction under Section 80C and plus has a potential to give you returns far better than traditional investment avenues such as [...]

Author: Austin Comments: 0 comments Date: 6 Sep 2008 More: Read more
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NSC and KVP take the demat route

photo by aubergene National Savings Certificate (NSC) and Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) are the two of the most commonest investment instruments in India. Well, if you have invested in these and you’re based out of Mumbai, you’re in for some good news. The postal department has been running a pilot project in Mumbai to electronically [...]

Author: Austin Comments: 2 comments Date: 2 Sep 2008 More: Read more
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10 reasons why it still makes sense to stay invested

Markets have come down from their recent highs in the past few weeks. While some of us might be thinking of cutting losses and putting money in safer havens, there are more than one reasons still favouring the equity markets. Feel free to agree/disagree to any or all of the reasons, after all it’s your [...]

Author: Austin Comments: 8 comments Date: 1 Mar 2008 More: Read more
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Investing Is Like Dating, Marriage and Marriage With Children

Investing in stocks and mutual funds has been compared to dating, buying investment properties like a marriage, and starting up a business like being married with children. I am beginning to find out how true it is. Why are buying stocks like dating? For a start, you can get in quickly and easily. With some [...]

Author: Austin Comments: 4 comments Date: 24 Feb 2008 More: Read more
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