All you want to know about Term insurance and Endowment policies with suitable examples

One of my good friend had a small argument with me, that she would not invest in Term Insurance, because she will not get any “returns” out of it. I believe investing in a term plan looked a very unprofitable thing to her as she never gets back the money she paid as “premiums”, if […]

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All you want to know about Options trading – For beginner investors

What is an Option? Option is a contract which gives buyer the right, but not the obligation to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date. An option has an Expiry date, when its automatically exercised if it has any intrinsic value left. When you buy an […]

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How to evaluate Returns from Investments

Which return is better return, 40% or 30% ? There is no doubt that 40% is more better return. But is it a right way to judge the return just by seeing the number. we ignore another important factor called as “RISK” involved. In most of the cases, people really don’t consider evaluating the return […]

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Tax Treatment of Equity , Gold and Debt

Tax Treatment Equity Mutual Funds and Shares Short Term Capital Gain : If you sell it before 1 yr , the profit is called STCG and taxed at 15% (revised in 2008-09 budget) ,So if you make profit of 10,000 on shares or Equity mutual funds , you pay 1,500 as tax. Long term Capital […]

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Things you didn’t knew

  There are many things we hear and believe , but they are little different in reality, which helps if we know. – Do you know that When you take an SIP for 6 months or 1 years or for any period , the first installment (which you make by cheque) is not counted for […]

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