Any Mutual Fund scheme offered by the Asset Management Companies (AMCs) has two variants –  a direct Mutual Fund scheme and a regular Mutual Fund scheme. Both the variants offer the same portfolio composition and the Assets Under Management (AUM) are also identical. Moreover, they...

What is a SIP? SIP or Systematic Investment Plan is a popular investment strategy where you can invest a preset amount of money at regular intervals. SIP plans are one of the easiest and smartest ways to invest in mutual funds. Best SIP plans help you create...

Mutual Funds or fixed deposits? This has been one of the most frequently asked questions in the personal investment domain. In terms of saving money, fixed deposits get the first nod, as they are quite easy to understand and are a form of traditional saving....

When thoughts on the uncertainties of the future disturb your composure, promises of various saving schemes and investment vehicles come to soothe your anxiety. It succeeds in allaying your fear for a while, but soon you are left befuddled by the choices presented to you—some...

Investing in a mutual fund (MF) is not intuitive. Like other investment programmes, investing in an MF also requires research while returns are subject to market risks.  But, MF’s give you a significant advantage of owning diversified holdings at reduced costs when compared to directly...

Life is dynamic and you don't really know what may happen tomorrow. If you think this article is not for you and you would not need the emergency fund, think twice. Irrespective of your financial preparedness, life has a way of throwing curve balls that...

As per the latest report released by AMFI, the total commission and expenses paid to 979 Mutual Fund (MF) Distributors year-on-year (y-o-y) grew by a whopping 70% or Rs. 3,533.3 crores in the fiscal year 17-18 to Rs. 8,533.73 crores. This growth in distributor payouts...