Suresh KPWe are seeing that stock markets are highly volatile after budgets 2018. This situation may continue now or markets may bounce back and stock markets may reach new high. While one cannot predict stock market direction, we can choose some of the best mutual fund scheme to invest in the volatile markets in 2018. Balanced mutual funds would work as defensive in the highly volatile markets which has proven in the past. Read the article for more details about it.If mutual funds invest most of its money in stocks, then such mutual funds’ returns could be volatile based on stock market volatility. Balanced mutual funds would invest approximately 65% of the amount in equities and the balance in fixed income options like bonds, debentures and other fixed income investment options. With such strategy, the amount invested in equity would provide good growth in investment and amount invested in debt segment would provide stable and fixed returns.Close Let me explain with an example … [Read more...] about Best balanced mutual funds for your portfolio in volatile markets
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The father of the 25-year-old Hyderabad veterinarian said his “daughter’s soul must be at peace now” as he heard that all the four accused arrested in connection with her rape and murder were killed in an encounter with the police in the wee hours of December 6.“It has been 10 days to the day my daughter died. I express my gratitude towards the police and government for this. My daughter's soul must be at peace now,” the father told news agency ANI.Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar confirmed on December 6 that the four accused were killed in an encounter with the police.Close Also read | Hyderabad rape and murder case: All four accused killed in encounter with police related news Talks on portfolio allocation in Maharashtra expected by December 16: Mallikarjun Kharge States must question Centre on GST payout, says NCP's Dhananjay Munde Hyderabad rape and murder case: All four accused killed in encounter with police The four men, all … [Read more...] about Hyderabad rape and murder: Her soul must be at peace now, says victim’s father after accused killed in encounter
Gaurav AggarwalThe rising cost of education today is one of the biggest hurdles facing the youth in India. Since lack of finances have become a hindrance to higher education opportunities, more and more students are seeing education loans as a viable option to fulfil their dreams. For those planning to apply for education loans, here are a few guidelines to follow:Choose your institute wiselyMost banks have a list of accredited universities. They restrict their lending activities to universities listed with them. These banks also have a list of blacklisted universities, for which your application would be rejected. If your institute is not on the list of bank’s pre-approved universities, you should look for banks and lending institutes that provide education loans based on the institute's reputation. Keep in mind that such banks take certain factors -rating, infrastructure, job-placement facilities, etc - into consideration while approving an education loan for a … [Read more...] about Want to apply for an education loan? Keep these 7 factors in mind
Avdesh GargMoneycontrol ContributorHave you ever enjoyed the thrill of sky diving? Imagine, if you jump off a plane without a parachute, all the while thinking that nothing will happen to you. Our life without adequate insurance is similar to this, as most of us are living with the notion that I am here forever and would live my life without a parachute.The grim reality of today is something that we all should comprehend. While the "Old and elderly are yearning for death, there are many youngsters dying an untimely death". For starters, we do not want to scare you, but yes there is need to note that age is just a number today. There are 90 year olds, who are running marathons and 35 year olds are dying of heart attacks.Close Most grandfathers to date are able to enjoy ghee and paranthas, while youngsters are staying away from all the fried food. The point we are trying to make is there is a stark difference in the way our ancestors lived and the … [Read more...] about Why a term life insurance plan is a must have
Jignesh ShahCapital AdvisorsIn the last week of Dec 2016, while calendar year (amid De-monetization) was coming to end and we were on the way to 2017, few HNI clients called up, asking why ultra short term funds (UST) are giving negative return for last few days and how do we excuse ourselves from that. Liquid and UST funds are supposed to be providing safe return which could be lower, considering lower duration. With safety of principal being priority, lower return is acceptable to them. Still, good number of UST funds gave negative return for couple of days in month of December. That’s because yields of government securities hardened in month of December 2016, following no rate cut by RBI in monetary policy review of December 7. Benchmark 10 year g-sec yield hardened from 6.2% on December 6, 2016 to 6.6% on December 27, 2016. Simultaneously, a few UST funds were carrying average maturity of more than 1.5 years. In fact, in some cases, UST Funds were carrying higher maturity / … [Read more...] about Why you should be investing in arbitrage funds now?