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Choosing Investments (24 articles)

<p>The article presents a historical analysis of investing in stocks vs. PPF since 1979.</p>
Choosing Investments
PPF vs. mutual funds: which is better?

The article presents a historical analysis of investing in stocks vs. PPF since 1979.

Published: 8 June 2022

5 MIN READ


<p>The article shows you if you there is a better alternative to buying gold over time for your child’s marriage goals.</p>
Gold Choosing Investments
What will create a higher corpus for children's marriage: buying physical gold vs SIP in stocks

The article shows you if you there is a better alternative to buying gold over time for your child’s marriage goals.

Published: 5 June 2022

5 MIN READ


<p>This post discusses how various agents pitch financial products to investors and how many of these products may not suit the investors’ goals.</p>
Choosing Investments Insurance
The agency problem in personal finance. What should you do?

This post discusses how various agents pitch financial products to investors and how many of these products may not suit the investors’ goals.

Published: 27 April 2022

9 MIN READ


<p>This article shows the steps NRIs can take to easily manage their family’s finances in India.</p>
NRI Choosing Investments
How can NRIs easily manage their parents’ finances in India?

This article shows the steps NRIs can take to easily manage their family’s finances in India.

Published: 7 April 2022

13 MIN READ


<p>This article shows what steps investors should take in April at the beginning of the financial year.</p>
Choosing Investments Tax
How should you plan your investments and taxes in April?

This article shows what steps investors should take in April at the beginning of the financial year.

Published: 1 April 2022

12 MIN READ


<p>A recent innovation by the NSE now allows resident Indians to buy US stocks directly from broker accounts. Should you invest?</p>
News Choosing Investments
NSE IFSC: trade in US stocks from your Indian broker account

A recent innovation by the NSE now allows resident Indians to buy US stocks directly from broker accounts. Should you invest?

Published: 4 March 2022

11 MIN READ


<p>The standard advice given to investors is to match their goal duration with the portfolio duration in the case of the debt component. But, is that the right thing to do?</p>
Portfolio Construction Choosing Investments
Should you match debt portfolio duration with goal duration?

The standard advice given to investors is to match their goal duration with the portfolio duration in the case of the debt component. But, is that the right thing to do?

Published: 13 February 2022

15 MIN READ


<p>There are multiple target maturity debt funds in the market with gilt, SDL, PSU and CPSE bond exposures. Who should invest?</p>
Choosing Investments
Who should invest in target maturity debt funds?

There are multiple target maturity debt funds in the market with gilt, SDL, PSU and CPSE bond exposures. Who should invest?

Published: 20 January 2022

14 MIN READ


<p>This post sifts through 38 options to find the best ELSS funds for investing in 2022.</p>
Choosing Investments Tax
What are the best tax-saving ELSS Mutual Funds in 2022?

This post sifts through 38 options to find the best ELSS funds for investing in 2022.

Published: 1 January 2022

4 MIN READ


<p>This article will help investors know what to look for when choosing a gold mutual fund to take exposure to gold as a part of their portfolio.</p>
Choosing Investments Gold
How to choose a gold mutual fund?

This article will help investors know what to look for when choosing a gold mutual fund to take exposure to gold as a part of their portfolio.

Published: 26 December 2021

6 MIN READ


<p>This article will answer a common question from conservative investors with a low risk appetite and a desire to get better returns than FD.</p>
Choosing Investments
Can you get higher than FD returns with low risk?

This article will answer a common question from conservative investors with a low risk appetite and a desire to get better returns than FD.

Published: 23 December 2021

11 MIN READ


<p>The recent bull market rally in US markets is generating a lot of interest in US stocks. How should you invest?</p>
Choosing Investments International Investing
What is the best way to invest in US stocks?

The recent bull market rally in US markets is generating a lot of interest in US stocks. How should you invest?

Published: 12 December 2021

7 MIN READ


<p>If you have decided how much you need to save for your downpayment, this post will show you where to invest.</p>
Choosing Investments House Purchase
Where to save for the downpayment of a home?

If you have decided how much you need to save for your downpayment, this post will show you where to invest.

Published: 4 December 2021

4 MIN READ


<p>This post shows investors in which situations they should invest in FD vs other products like mutual funds.</p>
Portfolio Construction Choosing Investments
Mutual Fund vs Fixed Deposit - where should you invest?

This post shows investors in which situations they should invest in FD vs other products like mutual funds.

Published: 28 October 2021

11 MIN READ


<p>This post will help parents to cut through multiple confusing product choices to get started with investing for their children.</p>
Choosing Investments Children
Should you invest in stocks, mutual funds, PPF and Sukanya Samriddhi for children?

This post will help parents to cut through multiple confusing product choices to get started with investing for their children.

Published: 17 October 2021

11 MIN READ


<p>This post explores the pros and cons of keeping money only in fixed income throughout retirement</p>
Retirement Choosing Investments
Can you retire by keeping money only in FD or pension?

This post explores the pros and cons of keeping money only in fixed income throughout retirement

Published: 18 August 2021

7 MIN READ


<p>This post describes suitable debt instruments for both pre and post-retirement investing: Provident fund, PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi, FD/RD, NCD, pension plans, RBI bonds, post office and SCSS.</p>
Retirement Choosing Investments
How to choose debt instruments for retirement?

This post describes suitable debt instruments for both pre and post-retirement investing: Provident fund, PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi, FD/RD, NCD, pension plans, RBI bonds, post office and SCSS.

Published: 29 July 2021

10 MIN READ


<p>Closet indexing can a problem for investors in active funds. Here’s how you can detect it.</p>
Choosing Investments
Closet indexing: how to avoid funds that do this

Closet indexing can a problem for investors in active funds. Here’s how you can detect it.

Published: 24 June 2021

5 MIN READ


<p>Investors should only invest in Direct Growth mutual funds. Regular and IDCW (Dividend) funds lead to lower returns. Here’s why.</p>
Choosing Investments
Do not make this mistake when investing in mutual funds

Investors should only invest in Direct Growth mutual funds. Regular and IDCW (Dividend) funds lead to lower returns. Here’s why.

Published: 15 June 2021

10 MIN READ


<p>A core-satellite portfolio combines two different portfolio styles to give the best of both worlds.</p>
Choosing Investments
What is a core-satellite portfolio and when can you use it?

A core-satellite portfolio combines two different portfolio styles to give the best of both worlds.

Published: 13 June 2021

3 MIN READ


<p>These are characteristics of assets that determine which are suitable for a goal.</p>
Choosing Investments
RRTTLLU: check these when choosing products for investing

These are characteristics of assets that determine which are suitable for a goal.

Published: 9 June 2021

7 MIN READ


<p>Once goals are set, use this framework to choose funds</p>
Choosing Investments
Which funds should I invest in?

Once goals are set, use this framework to choose funds

Published: 8 June 2021

3 MIN READ


<p>What are index funds, why invest in them and how to choose one?</p>
Choosing Investments
Which index funds to invest in and why?

What are index funds, why invest in them and how to choose one?

Published: 12 May 2021

10 MIN READ


<p>Choose a debt mutual fund without breaking your head over it.</p>
Choosing Investments
How to choose a debt mutual fund?

Choose a debt mutual fund without breaking your head over it.

Published: 14 April 2021

14 MIN READ



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