How Slashing Corporate Tax Rate Will Impact Bond Yields? Know Here…

Last week was a blockbuster Friday for the Indian capital markets — particularly the stock markets. The S&P BSE Sensex and Nifty 50, which seemed unmoved by the earlier announcements made by Ms Nirmala Sitharaman, clocked the highest one-day gains in a decade after Ms Sitharaman slashed corporate tax rates (see table below). Table: Corporate tax rates…

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September 24, 2019 | by

Does Your Debt Mutual Fund Scheme Have Exposure To Debt Papers Of Yes Bank And Altico Capital?

Toxic debt papers have impacted the financial wellbeing of debt mutual fund investors. After the IL&FS default episode, many others such as DHFL, Reliance Media Works, Reliance Infrastructure, Essel Group, Amtek Auto and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) were in news for financial distress and/or poor governance. The credit risk hasn’t reduced; in fact, now…

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September 17, 2019 | by

Why You Should Not Ignore Worthy ‘Value Funds’ Now

In the stock market or equity investing, it is very common for investors to look at the ‘price’ instead of the ‘value’ the stock commands. The fact is, it’s important to pay the right price for the right stocks. This is precisely what the famous quote: “Price Is What You Pay, Value Is What You…

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September 4, 2019 | by

How IFAs Can Gain the Trust and Respect of Their Clients

Reports of naïve investors who have been duped are plenty, and that’s precisely why investors do not trust Independent Financial Advisers (IFAs) today. But, one needs to recognise that trust is earned over a period of time by doing what’s respectful and moral. And investors are cautious at every step. After all, it’s a matter of their hard-earned…

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April 12, 2019 | by

ICICI Prudential Bharat Consumption Fund: A Worthy Proposition?

As you may know, the Interim Budget 2019 was a pro-farmer and pro-middle-class budget ––an attempt was made to leave a higher disposable income in the hands of the common man. Apart from increasing household savings, the Union Budget 2019, is also expected to provide a boost to India’s consumption story. ICIC Prudential Mutual Fund…

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