emergency fund
General
Aarati Krishnan

In emergencies, liquidity is king

The COVID-19 outbreak in India is wreaking unforeseen damage on household finances by leading to runaway expenses, interrupted incomes and a heightened risk of job losses. This has served to underline that an emergency or contingency fund should be the starting point of any financial planning exercise. But how large should this contingency fund be and where should it be invested? This crisis offers a few lessons.

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A good budget for Mr Bond

While the Union Budget 2020 seems to have sorely disappointed stock markets which had built up hopes for everything from a Long-Term Capital Gains tax exemption to a magic pill for the economy, it seems to have given bond markets some reasons to cheer.

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2020 budget
Taxes
Vidya Bala

Budget 2020 and you!

Budget 2020 disappointed investors and markets. Is it all as bad as it is made out to be? We’ll discuss that in a more detailed article next week. For now, let’s look at the impact on your personal finance and taxes.

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How you miss sound products

This is no research article. This is simply my experience over 15 years of interacting with investors both as an analyst and an advisor. This is my experience on how investors miss out on good products because they do not take the road less travelled. Since I have dealt with mutual funds/stocks for the most

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Be safe in retirement
General
Aarati Krishnan

Where to park your VRS proceeds

The over 92,000 staffers who have opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) from BSNL and MTNL are now faced with the challenging task of finding a safe parking ground for their money while making sure it earns reasonable income in a low interest rate environment. They need to factor in liquidity and tax efficiency too. If you’re a VRS optee, don’t worry. Here’s a list of attractive investment options, ranked in the order of their safety.

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Investment Opportunities 
General
Vidya Bala

The emergence of a new class of ETF in debt

Owning bonds, unless you are well-diversified, has become a super risky proposition since September 2018. Credit risk and drying up of liquidity have proved to be lethal combinations to manage for investors. Now the debt ETF space may receive some life with the soon-to-be launched defined maturity PSU Debt ETF.

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Not all small-caps are destined for glory
General
Vidya Bala

The big truth about small-cap investing

When you see a houseful of seasoned and budding investors looking for newer opportunities to invest, you are all respect for their efforts to invest well. A recent event on stock ideas that I attended had such a gathering. And what most looked for was undiscovered stocks, and more so the potential undiscovered multi-baggers! Now,

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Piecing the puzzle
General
Srikanth Meenakshi

Why PrimeInvestor

The financial services marketplace is getting reshaped by three forces – a push to financialization, increasingly complex products, and digitization leading to the emergence of self-serve customers
Consequently, there is a need for providing cost-effective research and guidance to a new class of consumers
PrimeInvestor with its totally independent setup and a remarkable team, seeks to do that as a subscription-based, product-first, digital-channel service.
It’s a unique service – so, need a lot of feedback, and a lot of support 🙂

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NRI 
General
Vidya Bala

NRIs – Not all of you should be investing here!

NRIs who approach us for investment options broadly fall under the following categories: one, those who are abroad on an assignment and will come back. Two, those who are settled abroad and do not plan to come back. Three, those who are abroad, have no immediate plans to come back but ‘may’ decide to come back at some point.

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