What are Index Funds? An index fund, as the name suggests invests money in an index benchmark. In India, the role of the benchmark is fulfilled by Nifty, Sensex and likewise indices. The performance of an index fund is directly proportionate to the performance of these...

Introduction to Balanced Funds Balanced funds are mutual funds, which provide exposure to both equity and fixed income classes, or bonds, in a sizable measure. They get their name from the ‘balance’ that they try to strike between the two aforementioned asset classes. While equity mutual funds...

What are Debt Funds? Debt funds are a type of mutual funds, which can generate good returns from your money by allocating assets in deposits or bonds of various financial securities. These financial securities have a fixed period of maturity and a fixed rate of interest....

Some years ago, a movie was released in India. It was called ‘Life in a metro’. Now the movie addressed a different set of issues. But life in a metro is indeed different from any other. One of the biggest challenges of living in a...

Rebalancing your portfolio means getting a right blend of asset classes in your portfolio. Generally, this is achieved by taking profits out of certain high-performing assets and re-investing them in the underperforming assets. Regular rebalancing of your investment portfolio allows you to ensure that your...

A Brief History of Investing in Gold For centuries, gold has held a special esteem in everyone’s hearts. It is a very precious metal and has always been treasured for its attractive and very unique properties. Purchase of gold as an investment started only after 1970...

Investing truly is the new saving! As per your portfolio and the duration of your financial goal, there are mutual funds for you to invest in. The markets are volatile and the ups and downs shake the confidence of investors and investors at times relate...

What is Beta in Mutual Fund? Mutual fund investments always require a measurement tool in order to analyze its performance. This requirement gave rise to the concept of Net Asset Value (NAV). However, NAV is the result of the past as well as the current performance...

Investing is the new saving, and for that, Mutual funds can be a good investment tool. This tool has some lucrative offers for its clients and commission options for its agents. A better understanding of the Mutual Fund working procedure will help you to grasp...

Life is all about relativity. The comparison with others in a similar sphere gives a sense of progress towards the better or worse achieved. Same stands for mutual fund returns as well.  While investing in Mutual Funds, investors might come across a term called Benchmark...