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How financial planning differs from asset allocation?

How financial planning differs from asset allocation?

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Bonds - How they fit into your investment portfolio

Bonds - How they fit into your investment portfolio

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What you can expect from your broker as service?

When you open your trading account with your broker, you do go with some expectations in terms of service standards, execution skills, research and advisory support. While that will depend on whether the broker is a discount broker or a full service

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Saving vs. Investing: How are they different?

When it comes to ‘financial’ advice, ‘save your money' is one of the most popular things you’ll hear. However, as the economy has grown and become more sophisticated, investing is a great way to not only save but also grow your money.

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Setting financial goals: Where it all begins

One of the basic questions that most investors are up against is, “How to start investing”? To begin with, you cannot invest at random. Buying a random stock or a mutual fund is not the answer.

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Investments and the power of compounding.

If you identify quality equity assets and hold on to them with patience for the long term, you are bound to generate wealth. Why it is that equity generates wealth over the long run? The answer substantially lies in the power of compounding.

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Translating Savings into Investments for long term

The actual fundamental difference between savings and investments become apparent only when you consider the extent of wealth creation over a longer period of time. If you put all your money in a liquid fund, then it is hard to create wealth.

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Focus more on time in market than timing the market

When you try timing the market you are effectively speculating on the market direction. The problem is that you don’t have control over factors like elections, Fed rate changes, RBI announcements etc.

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How to ensure that you save enough for the future?

It is not just enough to have a good income. There are 3 more important steps involved here. Firstly, you need to squeeze the maximum savings out of your earnings. Secondly, you need to ensure that your long term wealth creation funds are invested in

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Equity - How it fits into your investment portfolio.

Portfolio investments are about creating wealth in the long run and your investment strategy has to be built on that. Whether you invest in direct equities or in diversified mutual funds, there is the logic of wealth creation to equities. Let us see

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Why you must never put all your eggs in one basket...

The idea of not putting all the eggs in one basket is to ensure that the overall risk is managed better and even in a worst case scenario the investor has some positive returns to fall back upon.

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What are your rights as an investor in markets?

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been working closely with the exchanges to constantly inform investors about their rights in equity markets.

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Start investing small but start investing early

Catch them young and watch them grow; nowhere does this work more effectively than the realm of investments.

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Before you start investing, get rid of your debt

One may wonder as to how is debt related to investments. Actually there is a very subtle relationship.

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How diversification reduces risk of an investor

What exactly is diversification when it comes to your investments? It is all about not putting all your eggs in one basket. It is about spreading your risks.

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Some basic precautions you need to take in the stock markets

Trading and investing in the equity markets has an element of risk to it.

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How SEBI protects your interest as an investor?

Since the liberalization of capital markets in 1992, SEBI has played a pivotal role in the financial markets in two ways.

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What is an IPO?

Are you new to investing and wondering what IPOs are all about? Or are you looking to know more about how you can invest in one?

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What is a Contract Note and why is it important?

The Contract Note as a concept originated when electronic trading did not exist. Back then, investors would personally contact their brokers to place orders for stocks and bonds

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How to interpret profit numbers in the Annual Reports

You can refer to it as the Income Statement or the Profit & Loss Account in an annual report. It means one and the same.

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5 key ratios every investor must look at gauge health of a company

Ratios are the relative measures of financial statements. There are different facets of the income statement and the balance sheet which, when combined, can give interesting insights into the performance and health of the company in question.

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Steps to be a prudent investor

Planning to meet certain goals in your life by investing your savings?

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Things to remember before investing in IPOs

Initial Public Offerings or IPOs are shares of a privately owned company that are offered for the first time to the public to invest in.

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