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Gilt Funds Meaning and Benefits
Gilt funds are the sub-type of debt mutual funds. They invest only in Government Securities (G-Secs). As compared to regular debt funds, gilt funds offer higher security.Features and Benefits of Gilt FundsIn India, the interest rate on gilt funds is determined by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).Gilt funds invest in securities issued by the government which make them highly secure and almost risk-free, though the only risk they carry is the interest rate fluctuation.The credit risk in gilt funds is as low as nil.Gilt funds are available for short-term, mid-term and long-term. Their ...

What are mutual funds? Its types and sub-types explained!
When you talk about investments, mutual funds top the list. From beginners to retiring individuals prefer mutual funds. It is the place where a bunch of investors pool in money. It later gets invested in a basket of securities such as equity, debt, and other money market instruments. The major reason why mutual funds are in demand is because professional fund managers handle the account on your behalf.Analysts and researchers support these fund managers. The fund managers distribute the profit, losses, income, and expenses related to the mutual fund scheme proportionally amongst the investor...

What are ELSS funds? Here are 4 benefits of investing in ELSS via SIPs?
Mutual funds investment offers different options to the investors, depending on their needs. You can choose between equity, debt, and hybrid funds. Each of these types has a sub-type. One of the most popular sub-type of equity funds is ELSS funds.What is ELSS funds? It is a fund that invests 80 per cent of its assets in equity and equity-related instruments. ELSS funds hold a lock-in period of 3 years. They also qualify for tax deduction up to INR 1.5 lakh under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. Besides, the returns from ELSS funds are subject to long-term capital gains tax at 10 per cent...

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...

What are the types of mutual funds? 6 reasons to invest in one
Mutual fund investments are of various kinds, and they cater to different needs of the investors. The types of mutual funds are classified by – investment objective, structure, and nature of the schemes. Investment objectives have their sub-types such as equity funds, debt funds, tax-saving funds, liquid funds, balanced funds, gilt funds, and exchange-traded funds (ETF).When you see it from the structure point of view, they are of two types – close-ended and open-ended schemes. Nature wise, mutual funds are classified as equity, debt, and hybrid.Let us learn about some popular ...

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...

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...

Equity Mutual Funds: Suitable for investors seeking long-term capital growth
The beauty of investing in mutual funds is that there is a suitable product for everyone irrespective of the time horizon, investment objective and income profile. Equity Mutual Funds, with significant exposure to equities, are the perfect solution for investors looking to build long term wealth.What are Equity Funds?Equity Funds are mutual funds that invest the majority of the corpus (minimum 65%) in the shares of listed companies. Such listed companies could be either large companies like HDFC Bank, Infosys, Maruti, IndiGo or smaller companies like Emami, Escorts, Exide. Listed companies...

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...

ELSS funds: everything you want to know!
When people look to invest in any instrument, the result expected is high returns and maximum benefits. While most of the mutual funds do offer quick returns and some tax benefits, very few schemes offer the best of both worlds. Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) not only provide tax efficiency but also impressive returns, which is why they make it to every tax payer’s plan.What is ELSS funds? They are a type of open-ended equity mutual funds that offer tax exemptions under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. A significant chunk of capital goes towards equity funds here. ELSS funds c...

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