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Upcoming Lok Sabha Elections: Do They Warrant Any Change in Your Portfolio And Strategy?

India will be heading to Union Elections in the months of April and May. The results will be announced on 4th June 2024.

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Gold: Why Do Indians Buy Gold, Its Returns, How To Buy, And Is Buying Gold A Good Investment?

On 22nd March 2024, the 24-carat gold prices in Delhi hit an all-time high of Rs. 67,985/tola. The price rose after the US Federal Reserve, in its monetary policy meeting on 20th March, indicated that it will cut interest rates in the second half of 2024.

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Is Insurance a Good Investment?

You invest regularly to achieve your financial goals. While doing so, you should buy life insurance as it is your family's financial backup in the event of your untimely death. It is recommended that you keep the two (investments and insurance) separate, as each has a distinct purpose. However, many people end up mixing the two in a single product in the form of a participating life insurance policy or a ULIP (unit-linked insurance plan). Is it a good idea to keep insurance and investments separate or buy a bundled product? Let us discuss.

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Small-Caps Are Correcting: Should Investors Be Worried? What Should They Do?

In the last few months, small-cap funds have been the most favoured segment of retail investors. Small-cap mutual fund schemes have been attracting a lot of fund inflows from retail investors. On 7th February 2024, the Nifty Smallcap 250 Index hit an all-time high of 15,489. Since then, the index has corrected a little over 10% as of March 2024. Some individual small-cap stocks that are a part of the index have corrected even more in the 15-25% range or higher. As a retail investor in small-cap mutual funds should you be worried about a further correction? What should you do? Let us discuss.

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Why the ‘Stress Test on Mid and Small Cap’ Funds Should Not Stress You Out

Looking at the high returns of mid and small-cap mutual fund schemes in the last one year, retail investors have been pouring big money into these schemes. Recently, SEBI and several market experts have been raising questions on the valuations of mid and small-caps and the froth building up.

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Passive Income: What Is It, Sources, Benefits, and How to Build It?

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is well known for his financial quotes. Let us list two of his quotes. He said: "If you don't find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die". He also said: "Never depend on a single income. Make investment to create a second source".

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Factor-Based Funds: What Are They, and Should You Invest in Them?

Till about a few years back, investors could choose from either active or passive funds. The proponents of active funds say they have the flexibility of selecting stocks and the potential to generate alpha over the benchmark index. The proponents of passive funds say they are low-cost solutions for market returns, specifically as active funds will find it increasingly difficult to beat the benchmark index in future. But what if you could combine the benefits of active and passive funds in a single scheme? That is what factor-based funds offer. Recently, many AMCs have started offering factor-based funds. So, what are these and should you invest in them? Let us explore.

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Importance Of Taking Informed Risk When Investing

Investors often align financial product choices with their risk profiles, such as favoring equities for aggressive strategies and debt for conservative ones. However, prioritizing investment time horizon over risk profile can lead to more informed decisions, ensuring suitability for both short-term and long-term goals.

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Interest Rates May Go Down: Should You Lock Into High FD Rates or Invest in Duration Debt Funds?

In the last few monetary policy meetings, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the US Fed have maintained a status quo on interest rates. Throughout most of 2022-23, most central banks increased interest rates to combat high inflation.

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With FinEdge, MUTUAL FUNDS Sabse Sahi Hai !

Every day, more and more smart investors are looking to invest in mutual funds nowadays. With more than 38 lakh crores of mutual fund investment as on date and more than 5.5 Lakh crore SIP mutual fund investment accounts, it’s an undisputed fact that “Mutual Funds Sahi Hai!!

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Should You Invest In Smallcap Mutual Funds

In December 2023, the smallcap funds got inflows of Rs. 3,857 crores. The inflows were the 2nd highest in the equity category after sectoral/thematic funds. So, why are investors rushing to invest in smallcap MFs, and should you also invest? Let us find out.

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3 Mutual Fund Investment Myths

As the cumulative Assets Under Management (AUM) of Indian Mutual Funds may have gone past the 50 Lakh Crore (50 Trillion) rupee mark, there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that several Mutual Fund investment related misbeliefs still abound. Investors need to be aware of these myths to make informed decisions. Here are three common ones to watch out for: