Investing in Pension Plans in current situation? Beware and understand Why (or Why Not)

Taking benefit of low Bank FD interest and low/negative return on equity mutual funds, many insurance agents are marketing pension plan heavily for safe guaranteed return. However, they may not be a good investment for you on Risk Adjusted After Tax basis over long term. 1. Long term vs. Short term:  […]

Investing in Debt Mutual Fund in current situation? Beware and understand Why (or Why Not)

Taking benefit of low Bank FD interest and low/negative return on equity mutual funds, many MF agents are marketing medium/long duration funds for low risk investments. However, they may not be a good investment for you on Risk Adjusted Basis. 1. Never Invest In Debt Funds Based On Past Returns a. High […]

Understanding Winding Up of Franklin's 6 Debt Funds, its Impact and How to invest/ Redeem in Debt and Equity Mutual Fund

On April 23, late evening, Franklin India Mutual Fund shut down 6 debt mutual fund schemes. No financial transaction – Purchase, SIP, STP, SWP, or Redemption would be allowed after April 23, 2020 1:00 pm cut off time. These schemes are: Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund, Franklin India Short Term […]

Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 Currency notes No longer valid in India from November 9, 2016 – An Analysis

“From midnight of November 8, 2016, Rs. 500 and Rs.1000 will cease to be legal tender. These notes are just papers from tomorrow,” said Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. The announcement was made to combat black money, corruption, counterfeit currency notes and terrorism financing, etc. All electronic transactions, cheques, debit cards, […]

Capital Guaranteed (in USD) Insurance Plan for NRIs – An Analysis

Looking at the success of the Leveraged FCNR deposits, increased interest of NRIs of investment in Leveraged products, continuous inquiry from NRIs to increase their returns and lower LIBOR rates, financial services industry is very much interested to come up with the products that offer Capital Protection/Guarantee of Capital in Foreign […]

Should NRIs invest in FCNR deposits with Forward Cover?

With FCNR rates regulated by RBI and volatile foreign currency market, a lot of banks have introduced and are marketing products for NRIs to generate more return on FCNR deposits. While there are catchy names used for the plans by various banks, like RupeeMax (HDFC Bank), Rupee Advantage Plan (Kotak), FCNB […]