Direct Equity or Equity Mutual Fund: Comparison

Saturday, August 5th, 2017 Amritesh 3 responses

Investment decisions at times can be very confusing and cumbersome. In current market you have plethora of financial products to chose from which makes the task even more tedious. However, Each Financial Product is designed to meet specific needs and one should understand their purpose before deciding to invest. Pure Investment product is something which should be considered by Individuals as it offers better returns when compared to other Investment Instruments. In this post discussion is on, whether to invest in Direct Equity or Equity Mutual Funds. Direct Equity or Equity Mutual Funds are stock market oriented investment options. Direct Equity Investment is a viable option only for Individuals who have good knowledge about the Stock Market and can afford to…

Portfolio Management: 5 Must Have Investments For Every Individual

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 Amritesh no responses

Individuals are often confused when it comes to Investments. It is primarily due to the fact that wide range of products is available for investment. Individuals are often influenced by friends, relatives or even the promotional campaigns used by the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) companies. Thus, in this post I will discuss the 5 most popular Investment Product which every Individual should try to include in their portfolio. The aim is to ensure an ideal balance between Investment, Insurance, Risk and Return. Portfolio Management aims at efficient allocation of funds to avail the  best returns on investment. The most important aspect which one should keep in mind while managing their portfolio is to diversify funds into various Investment…

6 Ways To Save Tax: All You Need To Know

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 Amritesh one response

Tax Planning is the evaluation of individual’s financial position from the tax point of view so as to optimize the Finances in the most efficient way. It helps to make optimal use of the tax benefits available in order to reduce the tax liability during the financial year. Tax Planning is the best method of reduce Tax Liability and utilize the tax exemptions provided on the Income. Tax Planning is the ethical mean to reduce the tax liability through proper tax exemptions channels available to the Tax Payers. Most of the Individuals are aware of the Tax Deductions available U/S 80C up to the maximum limit of Rs 1,50,000/-. However, Individuals are eligible to avail additional deductions under some of…

Tax Saving Investment Options For The Financial Year 2017-18

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 Amritesh no responses

The New Financial Year is here and I’m pretty sure that most of you have started with your investment/tax planning for the year. The Investment Schemes discussed here can provide you with maximum tax saving Under Section 80 (C) of Rs 1,50,000/-. Please refer to the links shared below to read in details about the schemes and benefits offered. I will be discussing the some of the notable investment options available under various Sections in my upcoming post for the Financial Year 2017-18. However, in this article I will restrict only to investment options which offer decent returns under section 80C. Do subscribe to my Wealthtech Speaks Blog and Youtube Channel for more updates. The Investment schemes “Header” are hyperlinked…

National Savings Certificate (NSC), Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS), Public Provident Fund (PPF): Choose The Best

Friday, April 7th, 2017 Amritesh 2 responses

FEATURES NSC ELSS PPF Tax Benefit U/S 80C Up to Rs 1.5 lacs       Up to Rs 1.5 lacs Up to Rs 1.5 lacs Minimum Contribution Rs 100 Rs 500 Rs 500 Return on Investment 7.6% Variable 7.6% p.a Tenure 5 3 years 15 years Tax on Return Taxable Tax Free Tax Free Maximum Contribution Limit No Limit No Limit Rs 1.5 lacs Tax on Interest/Return Taxable Exempted Exempted Risk Nil Moderate Nil In the above chart you will see the comparison between National Savings Certificate (NSC), Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS). But I will also discuss some more points about the respective investment options so that you can chose the best investment for yourself. Also…

Tax Saver Term Deposits: All You Need To Know

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Amritesh 2 responses

Tax Saver Fixed Deposits is the Term Deposit Scheme which is eligible for Tax Deductions Under Section 80C up to maximum limit of Rs 1,50,000/- . The minimum lock in period for the investment is 5 years. The e-Term Deposits makes it possible for the investors to make online investment, thus any individual using internet banking can make the investment from the comforts of his/her home. Features of the Tax Saver Fixed Deposits Maturity period for the Investment is 5 years. Maximum Tax Deduction available is Rs 1,50,000/- which is inclusive of all other investments U/S 80C. Return on Term Deposit is not tax free, implying that investment in scheme is eligible for Deduction, but the interest earned on the investment is…

BFSI Website – Which One is the Best?

Sunday, July 17th, 2016 Amritesh no responses

The internet has made the world a smaller place. Most of us spend time on social media platforms and mobile apps. Calling, messaging, viewing content and shopping everything is done online.  Like every other product, even the BFSI sector has extended their services online. While banks were the first movers, insurance is not behind. The financial sector does not only provide services online but they have also optimised their websites and communication to cater to the needs of their audience. One such company is EdelweissTokio Life, they recently launched their new website. The news was trending on twitter at number one position.  The new website was appreciated by most people online.This instigated me to go and check out their website.…

Exide Life Income Advantage Plan: Save, Earn and Be Insured

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Amritesh no responses

Exide Life Income Advantage Plan is a customizable savings plan which offers you with Guaranteed Income and Insurance cover under the same plan. The plan primarily aims at providing additional income option to meet future financial requirements. It is a Traditional Participating Insurance Plan which will provide you with regular payouts in the latter half of the policy tenure while you need to pay the premium only during the 1st half of the policy tenure. It is an ideal plan for individuals who are looking for an Insurance cover along with an additional income to meet future goals such as Child Education expenses or to take better care of your loved ones. The Cost of Living is always on the…

Kushal Tradelink Equity: Potential Investment Option for Retail Investors

Monday, April 11th, 2016 Amritesh one response

Investing in Stock Market in never an easy thing to do as you have so many stocks across sectors and it is very difficult to ascertain as to how the stock will perform over a period of time. Today I will review Kushal Tradelink, a BSE Small Cap Stock which seems to be an interesting pick and Individuals may have a serious look at it as it has been doing really well over the past few months and the fundamentals also look very promising. Thereby, Retail investors may look to invest in the stock and make decent returns.The company is currently listed in BSE Index and is in process to be listed in NSE very soon.In this post, I will…

Small Savings Schemes Rates Unchanged for Last Quarter (January-March) Of Financial Year 2016-17: Interest Rates Unchanged

Monday, March 21st, 2016 Amritesh no responses

Government has revised the interest rates on popular Small Savings Schemes toeing in line with the decision taken last month (February,’16) to review the interest rates on quarterly basis (instead of annual cycle) from the new Financial Year (April,’16). The decision has been taken to align the small savings interest rates with the relevant market rates of relevant Government Securities. The rates will now be reset every quarter in order to align them with the current market rates. The interest rates on Small Savings Schemes are much higher as compared to rates offered by Banks. The Central Bank (RBI) has been clamoring for revision in rates as it is leading to distortion in rate structure. Government is trying to provide…