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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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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Markets
Aarati Krishnan

2019: Fortune favours the fearful

Gold was a topper, helped by global pessimism In debt, AAA rated/PSU funds delivered while credit funds were battered In equities, large-cap and multi-cap funds aced mid and small-cap funds Property sales picked up, but inventories weighed on prices   Lady Luck, they say, smiles upon courageous folks who take risks. In 2019 though, she did

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P/E ratio 
Markets
Aarati Krishnan

What they don’t tell you about the Nifty PE

The market is at a new high. Should I invest a lumpsum in equities today? To answer this question, savvy investors look at the Nifty50’s PE ratio published by the exchange. But before making such drastic decisions based on this lone indicator, it is important to dig deeper into the Nifty50’s published PE.

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