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Coffee Can Investment Portfolio

'Coffee Can Investment Portfolio' sounds weird right? We usually come across names like equity portfolio; debt portfolio etc., but “coffee can”.. what's that?The idea behind this name is actually quite unique. It all began before the banking system was introduced to the world and people in Old West America used to collect all their valuable […]

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SIP or Value Averaging - What is the right way to go?

Cost Averaging/SIP and Value Averaging are perhaps the two most talked about investment approaches with regards Mutual Fund investments. Most people have knowledge about Cost Averaging AKA SIP but Value Averaging is not well known in India. In this article, we will go through these two approaches and compare them. Let’s talk about Cost Averaging […]

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Save your mutual fund portfolio from the next Franklin like crisis

You might have heard of the Franklin India crisis that hit debt mutual funds earlier this year. This blog explains the crisis itself and aim to help you save yourself from the next Franklin-like debacle if it strikes. What exactly happened at Franklin India AMC? Six of Franklin India’s debt funds were wound up on […]

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P2P Lending Growth Potential

In 2015, the first peer-to-peer lending platform, Zopa, was launched in the UK. The P2P lending market has grown substantially since then. From a theoretical perspective, this growth has, according to Serrano-Cinca, Gutierrez-Nieto & López-Palacios (2015), been explained through the market equilibrium theory and the financial intermediation hypothesis. The market equilibrium theory states that efficient markets […]

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What to look for in a Financial Advisor?

Investing in the stock market is easy but choosing the right kind of investments becomes difficult. Assuming an investor is looking to invest in mutual funds. We know there are hundreds of mutual funds in the market. But how do we choose the right fund? To take the right decision while investing we require an […]

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Financial Planning

Before getting deeper into the what and why of Financial Planning, let us understand a few terms : Contingency Reserve Contingency reserve is your emergency fund.  It’s important to set aside five-six months' expenses in safe instruments or have liquid cash for rainy days. There can be any emergency at any given point in time. […]

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Selecting The Best Liquid Mutual Fund

Honestly, there is very little to choose between two liquid funds – pick up two good liquid funds and compare their returns, you’ll find a difference of a few basis points that will mostly not matter to you. But no one invests in liquid funds to earn spectacular returns. The most important ask of any […]

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Why Karvy Stock Broking Had To Change Name To K-Fintech? Was Survival At Stake?

In one of the most shocking incidents of this decade, in the month of November, 2019 one of the most reputed and oldest stock broking & financial services company which had 12 lakh clients across the country, mis utilized clients’ funds. Karvy Stock Broking Ltd(KSBL) had allegedly misappropriated money and securities belonging to its investor […]

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ILFS – The Indian Lehman Brothers Crisis

Probing the question- Is AAA really safe? Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) was a leading group of expertise providing value-added financial services for the development of world-class innovative infrastructure. They provided a complete wide range of services for infrastructure projects ranging from visioning, documenting, developmental and financial aspects, technology to management and execution. The […]

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