Want to retire rich? Follow this mutual funds investment strategy, say experts

Retirement Planning: The most preferred retirement wish of each earning individual is to retire rich or have that much of the maturity amount, which is enough to meet their financial requirements post-retirement. Mutual Funds are one of the most preferred investment tools among Indian investors for achieving their long-term investment goals. However, when it comes to deciding the mutual funds tool while allocating funds to one’s portfolio, which mutual fund category will be better suited for retirement plan becomes a hectic task. As the mutual fund has small-cap, mid-cap and large-cap…

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What to ask yourself before making any investment moves as the market falls

As the stock market sinks, you’ve probably already heard not to check your 401(k). Yet when it comes to steering your personal financial plan in a turbulent time, it’s still wise to take a proactive approach, according to Michael Liersch, a behavioral finance expert and global head of wealth planning and advice at JPMorgan Chase. Generally, people tend to take one of two strategies to uncertain markets, Liersch said. Either they decide on action no matter what or stick to a do-nothing approach. Those extreme approaches tend to happen when individual…

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Infosys writes off investment in Waterline as third startup bet turns sour

India-based multinational information technology services provider Infosys Ltd. has written off its investment in a United States startup that offers data discovery and governance software. The California-based startup called Waterline Data Inc., founded in 2013, will be acquired by a subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi by the end of this month. This is the third startup bet that has turned sour for Infosys. The IT major had invested in Waterline through its $500 million Innovation Fund, launched in 2015. It first invested $4 million in January 2016. In March 2018, it bet a further…

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Portfolio Planning: Investment tips in the times of coronavirus

At some point when the stock markets stabilise, your returns from gold will slow down, but your equity returns will start improving again. The markets are reacting to the spread of the novel coronavirus. China sneezed, and the global economy went into a tizzy. Globally, stock markets are in a spin. Investors are worried. What should they do with their investments in a tough economy? Eyes on your goals First and foremost, always remember why you started an investment. Any investment must be tied to a specific goal. When you…

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Nippon India Mutual Fund marks down its investment in Yes Bank to zero

NEW DELHI : Nippon India Mutual Fund on Friday said it has marked down the value of its investments to zero in bonds issued by troubled private sector lender Yes Bank. In addition, the fund house has imposed a limit of ₹2 lakh on fresh inflows into the impacted schemes till further notice, Nippon India MF said in a statement. This limit is imposed only on the new applications, switch-ins, systematic transfer plans and systematic investment plans received after March 5, it said. The announcement came hours after Yes Bank was placed under a…

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Do recurring investment for yearly goal

I retired at the age of 65. Now there is no contribution to my Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) account. Will my account continue to earn interest as declared from time to time? —R.K. Gupta Employees typically rely on EPF to build their retirement corpus. With years of contribution both by the employer and the employee and along with the interest, and the benefit of compounding which works in favour of the investor, a sizeable corpus is built. On top of that, the tax-free status given to EPF makes it an…

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