Types Of Mutual Funds: Plan Your Investment

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 Amritesh 5 responses

Mutual Fund is considered to be an ideal investment instrument for individuals/retail investors. The professional management of fund along with proven past record does instill confidence in the fund. However, Mutual Funds are subject to market risk and fluctuations. To overcome the fluctuations and mitigate the associated risk, Mutual Funds allow investment in diversified asset classes. There are various types of Mutual Funds for prospective investors. Based on the future financial goals and tenure of investment, Individuals may consider following types of mutual funds for Investment. These different types of mutual funds offer investment for short and long term with fixed or market linked returns. All About Mutual Funds  Types of Mutual Funds Equity/Growth Funds The accumulated wealth from the investors…

Mutual Fund: All You Need To Know

Saturday, February 24th, 2018 Amritesh no responses

Mutual Fund was first setup in Indian in 1963 with the creation of Unit Trust of India (UTI) and it enjoyed the monopoly through chain of financial intermediaries and amassed around Rs 6800 crores of assets under its Asset Management setup. Later on other Public Sector Units like Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), Banks, General Insurance Corporation (GIC) were allowed to enter the Mutual Fund Market. However with the creation of SEBI in 1993 the private sector players were also allowed to enter the market as a proper regulatory body had been setup. As of now Indian Mutual Fund Industry has grown enormously, Asset under Management (AUM) is valued at Rs 22.41 lakh crores (Rs 22.41 trillion) approximately till 31st January,…

Mutual Fund Investment: Difference between Direct and Regular Plan

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 Amritesh no responses

Mutual Fund is diversified pool of funds collected from investors which is professionally managed by Fund Managers. The fund pooled by the Fund Managers is invested in purchasing securities. The fund is invested in multiple securities, Investors are expected to benefit from the diversification as the risk is mitigated and strengthens the prospect of better returns. Since the Fund is professionally managed by Portfolio Managers, the investors are saved from the hassle of managing the Fund. However, Investors may easily track the performance of fund periodically. Mutual Fund and Types Mutual Funds: Reasons To Invest Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) Mutual Fund is open ended diversified equity fund. Investment in ELSS mutual fund qualifies for Tax Exemption under section (u/s)…

Best Performing ELSS Mutual Funds for Investment in 2018-19

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 Amritesh no responses

Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) is Tax Saving Mutual Fund Investment Scheme. The investment in the scheme is eligible for Income Tax Deduction U/S 80C up to the maximum limit of Rs 1,50,000/-. However, the maximum limit is inclusive of other investment schemes eligible for deduction under Section 80C. ELSS has the shortest lock in period of 3 years among other tax saving investment plans. The returns on the ELSS are market linked which is moderately volatile, but investment over long period is considered safe. ELSS has potential to earn higher returns when compared to fixed return instruments. Furthermore, In Fixed Income Schemes returns are restricted which may not be sufficient to counter the inflationary trend. Thus ELSS provides the…

One Stop Solution to Manage Your Investment: ARQ Investment Advisory Engine

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 Amritesh no responses

A recent study showed that major portion of the young population is pretty confused when it comes to Personal Finance and matters pertaining to Investment. Individuals need to be prudent when it comes to investment because it is their hard earned money which is being invested with the expectation of maximizing their wealth. The availability of numerous financial products often confuse the Investors even more. However, the advent of technology has simplified the art of investing. I strongly believe that technology has a huge role to play in the Financial World and it is steadily making it presence felt. Technology has ensured seamless Financial transaction across globe but has also brought about great deal of transparency in the Financial dealings.…

Direct Equity or Equity Mutual Funds: Plan Your Investment

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…

Top ELSS Mutual Funds for the Financial Year 2017-18

Monday, May 8th, 2017 Amritesh no responses

Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) is a tax saving mutual fund investment scheme which allows the investor to earn better returns on the investment. The investment has the shortest lock-in period among other Tax Saving Investment Options of 3 years, post which the amount may be withdrawn. Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) do carry moderate risk as the performance is market linked and the return on investment is not assured. However, if we look at the performance history of the Mutual Funds, we may safely say that investment in ELSS yields decent return provided one is patient and willing to wait little longer than the lock-in period. If the market is performing well then within 3 years the investment is…

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA): All You Need To Know

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Amritesh no responses

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has been made mandatory for the Investors and Bank holders alike from 1st May 2017 in India. FATCA is an anti tax evasion agreement signed between United States and India which is effective from 31st August 2015. FACTA regulation is aimed at curbing tax evasion practices and bringing uniformity in Global Tax compliance. India had entered into an agreement with the United States for implementation of FATCA with effect from 31st August 2015. Bank Account holders as well as Mutual Fund investors need to comply with the regulation and have to submit the FATCA Declaration form to their respective Bank Branch and Financial investment intermediaries. How does FATCA Impact? FATCA facilitates automatic exchange of…

Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS): Reasons to Invest

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 Amritesh no responses

Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) is an open ended Mutual Fund Scheme and allocation of fund is largely made into equities and some portion in debt securities to make the investment more viable and reduce the risk. Since the investment is mostly in Equity Market one has to be careful with the investment.   You can read more about ELSS Mutual Funds in the link provided below:-   Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) In this post I will discuss about the Reasons to Invest in the Scheme:-   Short Tenure Lock In Period: As compared to other Investment Schemes like Public Provident Fund and National Saving Certificate, ELSS has a relatively shorter lock in period of 3 years. Thus individuals…

Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS): An Investment cum Tax Saving Scheme

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 Amritesh 2 responses

Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) is equity based Mutual Fund scheme in which allocation is primarily made in to Equity market. In some of the Schemes partial allocation is also invested in debt instruments to provide more balance to the Fund. However since majority of the allocation is in equity it is highly volatile in nature and returns are dependent on the market performance. Thus the prices of the units keep fluctuating with the shifts in the Equity market. Although diversification of funds in equities across sectors reduces the risk. It is an open ended fund and can be subscribed at any point of time. The Funds have their Net Asset Value (NAV) which changes according to the market scenario…