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

Equity investments should be held for at least seven years for good returns > For a large cap equity find, what should be the ideal holding period if I invest a lumpsum amountnow? – Parikshit Equity investments should be ideally held at least for a horizon of more than seven 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. Equity is more volatile and its…

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Investment projects worth Rs 65,000 crore to be announced in second ground breaking ceremony

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the two-day second ground breaking ceremony in Lucknow on Sunday. (Image | PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the two-day second ground breaking ceremony in Lucknow on Sunday which will see the launch of more than 250 projects worth Rs 65,000 crore. Speaking to India Today, state industrial development minister Satish Mahana said “The first ground breaking ceremony last year was highly successful and this time again more than 250 projects worth around Rs 65,000 crore rupees will be announced in…

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Theresa May calls for mental health to be priority

Every new teacher in England will be trained in how to spot early warning signs of mental illness, under a plan being unveiled by Theresa May later. Mrs May, using some of her remaining political authority before leaving office, has called for improvements in preventing problems. “Too many of us have seen first-hand the devastating consequences of mental illness,” says Mrs May. Labour’s Barbara Keeley said the prime minister only offered “warm words”. The shadow minister for mental health said the “reality” was support services being “stretched to breaking point”.…

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California to be first state to provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants

California is poised to become the first US state to offer government-provided healthcare to some immigrants who are in the country illegally. State Democrats agreed on Sunday that adults between the ages of 19 to 25 should have access to Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income insurance programme. The measure must still be approved by the full legislature and be signed by the state’s Democratic governor. The $98m (£77m) plan aims to provide coverage to 100,000 people. To help pay for the plan, which is part of the latest state budget, lawmakers…

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Why Advergames Can Be Dominant On Social Media. Lessons from Popsockets

Popsockets, makers of those very helpful devices that employ an expandable, collapsible grip and stand to help us avoid tangling cords and dropping our phones, has introduced a new advergame on Facebook as part of its “Swappable PopGrips” campaign.  While it is ultimately just a simple concentration game, it has considerable visual appeal and has been very successful. Popsockets “Swappable Sockets” game UNDERTONE Before getting to the specifics of what has made the Popsockets game a hit I have to confess that I always enjoy the topic of advergames when…

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Why 4G ULIPs may be a great investment option for you

The performance of 4G ULIPs is better than most other investment products in terms of returns and charges. In the investment circles, the benefits of investing early in life have been repeated over and over again. By the time most of us realize that we should start saving and investing, we find ourselves surrounded with responsibilities and wonder if we have wasted too much time to buy good investment products. The good news is that it is never too early or too late to start investing. The key lies in…

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