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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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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Investment in equity mutual funds drops 41% to Rs 75,000 crore in 2019

Investors pumped in nearly Rs 75,000 crore in equity-oriented mutual fund schemes in 2019, a sharp plunge of 41% from the preceding year, mainly hit by extreme market volatility amid slowing economic growth. Experts, however, are of the view that equity schemes will attract investor interest this year as the market is expected to perform well. “While volatility in the market may continue for some more time going forward, we believe investors will want to benefit from this volatility and use it to create and growth their wealth. As we…

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Mutual Fund Investment: 5 reasons to invest in tax saving mutual funds

Investing in tax-saving mutual funds gives the benefit of diversifying your portfolio as per requirement. Tax-saving mutual funds, over the years, have proven to be the best tax-saving option for investors. While there are various tax-saving investment options such as National Pension System (NPS), National Savings Certificate (NSC), and Public Provident Fund (PPF), among others, Equity-Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) has remained the most preferred. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider investing in tax-saving mutual funds (ELSS): 1. Lowest Lock-in Period Conventional tax-saving instruments generally come with long lock-in…

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Mutual Fund Investment: Want better returns? 5 immunity boosting funds to SIP this monsoon

The mutual funds mentioned below will provide stability and performance considering the current market scenario. With uncertainty gripping the world with important external events like US-China Trade War, US-Iran faceoff and internal events like slowdown in economy in India in terms of Auto and FMCG sales, it makes sense to invest in the equity market via mutual funds systematically, thereby enabling the investor to take advantage of the Lows and Highs faced by the market. The below-mentioned mutual funds cater to different categories like Large Cap, Mid Cap, Small Cap,…

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Filing Income-Tax Returns: 5 tax implications of mutual fund investments

If you are a  mutual fund investor, one of the important things to understand is the tax implications on your investments. Investment in mutual funds comes with various tax provisions. Thus, while investing in equity funds can carry tax saving benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act along with the Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) taxation, investing in debt funds come with indexation benefit. However, there is often confusion on mutual fund taxation. For example, many of us think that investments in all equity mutual fund are eligible…

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