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Invest in Liquid Mutual Funds to Get Prepared for Rainy Day
You are busy making money day and night whilst cumulating savings side by side. Everything is going smooth now but will this situation hold the phone for long? No, we guess. Nothing remains same forever, time changes and so do circumstances. You never know what’s going to happen in future, so why not stay prepared with an umbrella for a possible rainy day condition. The best kick is to make most of your savings by investing them in liquid mutual funds. Before proceeding towards why one should invest in liquid funds, let us get the hang of what liquid mutual funds are.Inside Dope of L...

Mutual funds: protect yourself with segregated funds
Segregated funds were initially developed by the insurance industry to compete against mutual funds. Today, many mutual fund companies are in partnership with insurance companies to offer segregated funds to investors. Segregated funds offer some unique benefits not available to mutual fund investors.Segregated funds offer the following major benefits that are not offered by the traditional mutual fund. 1. Segregated funds offer a guarantee of principal upon maturity of the fund or upon the death of the investor. Thus, there is a 100 percent guarantee on the investment at maturity or death...

Why Balanced Mutual Funds Are Good Choice For First-Time Investors
When one thinks about investing in the stock market - the first thought that generally pops up is ‘risk’. Investing in the stock market carries with itself a certain level of risk. Equities are a preferred choice for investors who have a high-risk appetite and want high returns. Debt funds, on the other hand, are a suitable choice for investors who have a moderate risk appetite and want steady income. But what if an individual wants to dip his or her hands in both. It has been observed that first-time investors are inclined towards equity investments, but are hesitant to take on th...

What Are the Top Recommended Small Cap Funds of 2018?
  What Are the Top Recommended Small Cap Funds of 2018?It's currently a bad phase for small and mid-cap companies as many undervalued stocks are lying in the market. However, most investors have a question as what to do with the mutual fund investments? In the shaky market conditions, small-cap funds have to struggle, but they offer wide returns in the long run. Many small-cap funds are running in the market, but only a few are providing potential growth to investors. The top recommended small-cap funds have been provided with details in the article further. First, know about...

5 important questions answered for a first-time mutual funds investor
5 important questions answered for a first-time mutual funds investorHere are a few quick FAQs for the first time mutual funds investor.How much should I invest?Identify your goals first; this will help you decide the amount you need to invest to achieve each goal.Should I invest in equity or debt schemes?It primarily depends on your investment objective, investment horizon and risk profile. If you are investing to achieve a short-term goal that needs to be achieved in a couple of years, debt schemes are ideal for you as these schemes are mostly risk proof. However, if you have ...

Why Are Stock Funds Riskier Than Bond Funds
One bit of conventional investing wisdom is that stock mutual funds have much more risk than bond funds. In this article we take a look at how stocks and bonds will have differing risks. We will also look at how much we should invest in stock funds vs bond funds.Stock represent a partial ownership in a business. But bonds are set up more like a loan to that business. Upon examining a typical bond issue, if you ignore the risk that the issuing company might go bankrupt at some point, you find that you know precisely how much money you will receive back and when you will receive it. Take this ...

All about Dynamic Equity Funds
All about Dynamic Equity FundsDynamic Equity Funds are the ones that allocate less to equities when market valuations seem expensive and increase allocation to equities when market valuations look cheap.How do Dynamic Equity Funds work?These funds have a mix of debt and equity in their portfolio. The equity component in such funds varies from 30% to 70-80%, and at times even go up to 100%.Who should invest in Dynamic Equity Funds?Ideally, first-time investors with low risk appetite should invest in these funds.Why should one invest in Dynamic Equity Funds?With these funds, one ...

Debt Mutual Funds: A perfect choice for conservative investors
A common question in investor’s mind: Interest on money lying in savings account is too low and if I park that money in a fixed deposit, return is not great there too plus there is no flexibility. What should I do? The answer to this question for a conservative investor is “Invest in Debt Mutual Funds”.What are Debt Mutual Funds?Debt funds represent the category of mutual funds that invest in a mix of debt or fixed income securities.Debt securities are loans taken by either Government or Companies. These securities have fixed maturity date and pay fixed rate of i...

All about Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds and their tax implications
All about Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds and their tax implicationsAs the very name suggests, the Dynamic Asset Allocation funds refer to the type of mutual funds that are dynamic in nature. Unlike the traditional asset allocation funds that invest in debt and equity in a pre-defined proportion regardless of market conditions, the Dynamic Asset Allocation funds are the ones that allocate funds in equity, equity-linked derivatives and debt—based on pre-defined market indicators, mostly the Price-Earnings (PE) ratio.Why should one choose Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds?Dynamic Asset...

Things You Need To Know About ELSS Mutual Funds
Paying taxes is a very painful process for most of us. Every year we have to give out a considerable portion of our hard earned income in the form of taxes. Now, their are certain ways with which we can save taxes but the returns we get on investing into such options are very low and the lock-in period is very high, for ex, public provident funds, which provide an annual interest of 7% per annum which is good, but the minimum lock-in period is 15 years, which is really high. So in this article, we are going to discuss ELSS funds, which not only provide good returns but also have the lowest l...

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