'Avoid taking excessive credit risk via mutual funds such as high-yield fixed maturity plans and credit opportunity funds,' experts tell Sanjay Kumar Singh. Recent reports suggest several companies are defaulting on interest payments to investors. This, and the fact that returns from fixed income instruments are falling steadily, is likely to make fixed income investors quite unhappy. There could be a temptation to invest in riskier papers, to get more return. However, this isn't the best time ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Equity, debt and fixed maturity plans (FMPs) are some of the themes for which the MF houses have filed the applications.Money Control, 1 month ago MFs file papers with Sebi for 12 new offerings so far in 2017 Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
SBI associate State Bank of Travancore (SBT) plans to raise up to Rs 600 crore by issuing Basel III-compliant bonds to augment its tier-I capital. SBT said the Executive Committee of the bank's board of directors will meet on Saturday to decide on the same.Business Standard, 1 week ago
A combination of ELSS or PPF with a term plan offers better coverage and returns, says Tinesh Bhasin.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Single premium life insurance policies have become popular since demonetisation was announced. All life insurance companies put together collected Rs 6,692 crore premium for individual single premium plans -- a growth of 507% compared to the same period last year. "In the initial days of demonetisation, life insurance companies were accepting old notes and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The rate of interest from the EPF is still attractive compared to the rates on fixed deposits, National Savings Scheme, Public Provident Fund...' report Joydeep Ghosh and Sanjay Kumar Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)'s decision to cut the interest rate from 8.8% to 8.65% for 2016-2017 should not come as a surprise to investors. With interest rates heading southwards, this move was expected. Already, the yield on the government's ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Interest rates on bank FDs have started coming down and rates on other fixed-income products will also decline.Investors should lock into instruments offering higher returns, reports Sanjay Kumar Singh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Being flush with liquidity and having limited avenues to deploy their funds, banks have begun to cut deposit rates. The State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, among others, have reduced fixed deposit rates by 15 to 25 basis points (bps) for retail ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Posted by Equitymaster In a year that was filled with unexpected events, the only mutual fund category that outperformed all others in 2016 was debt funds. Easing inflation and falling interest rates sparked a rally in the bond markets. By September 2016, ...Equitymaster.com, 1 month ago
This is a film about how we all — Batman included, obviously — love something about the Batman, and it celebrates all of it, says Raja Sen. There are many Batmen. Detective. Dark Knight. Dancer. Father-figure. Fascist. Flirt. Teacher. Troublemaker. Terrorist. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane in 1939, the crimefighting vigilante has had a varied and sprawling mythology. With many a writer and filmmaker desperate to leave their own stamp on the shadowy character, the years ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The government has been striving to make the National Pension Scheme one of the most preferred investment option for retirement saving plans. In its last outing to strengthen the scheme and make it more attractive for investors, the government provided for ...DNA, 1 week ago Top 6 tax-saving investment options in 2017 Sify, 3 weeks ago
Popular standalone food-delivery service, uberEATS is finally making its way to India. Launched in San Francisco in 2014 , the service has grown to 50 cities now around the world, mainly in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, Dubai and ...Trak.in, 1 month ago
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