Tuesday, May 17, 2022

What went wrong with Axis Bluechip Fund

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Axis Bluechip Fund was once the go to large cap fund for most investors in the large cap space.

This was not confined to only those wanting to invest in a large cap fund but also those who did not, they were motivated by returns.

2018 to mid 2020 was the same case for most axis mutual fund schemes & not just Axis Bluechip Fund.

So what exactly has gone wrong & what is ailing Axis Bluechip Fund.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

How Compounding works in Mutual Funds

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If your money is not working hard 24/7 for you then you will always end up working hard for your money till your last breath.

Compounding does that for you, it works for you even when you are not working.

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Inflation is destroying your hard earned money

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Inflation is the sustained increase in prices of goods & services which in turn reduces your purchasing power since the value of your money also erodes.

Inflation is not always perceived negatively, a moderate level of inflation is a sign of a healthy economy since it encourages you to spend & invest rather than let your hard earned money lose value by letting it lying around.

Inflation is not about today, tomorrow or the year after but about its effects over a period of time which can only be described as destructive. It increases the cost of living thereby effectively also reducing your purchasing power.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Common myths and facts about Mutual Funds

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A myth refers to a widely held but false belief or idea.

The more popular a particular subject, more likely for it to have myths associated with it.

In today’s time and age when dissemination of information is only a click away, it is only natural for myths & false information to spread like wildfire.

With the rising interest in mutual funds over the past few years, there have been several myths associated with it that have not been completely debunked.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Parag Parikh reopens its Flexi Cap Fund

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Parag Parikh mutual fund had recently announced in January 2022 that it would not be accepting fresh lumpsum or fresh sip registrations in Parag Parikh Flexi Cap fund from February 2, 2022.

It has now decided to reopen the scheme from 15th March 2022 considering there is no clarity yet with regards to the increasing of the limit.

Monday, March 07, 2022

Learnings from the Chinese Bamboo about Equity Investing

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The Chinese Bamboo Tree is often used as an analogy to better understand success.

With a tree the usual process is to plant a seed with fertile soil and make sure it gets a constant supply of water and sunlight.

With time the seed will transform in to a plant and eventually a tree that bears you fruits.

A Chinese Bamboo tree is unlike other trees though, the process is unique and a life lesson in itself.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Investment Options available under Section 80c of Income Tax Act

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Every Indian with a taxable annual income beyond Rs 5 lakhs is legally obligated to pay taxes.

The government does allow certain deductions up to Rs 1.50 lakhs that can be claimed via investing under section 80c of the Income Tax act.

This deduction can be claimed either via one source of investment or several.

Every investment option has its own pros and cons as discussed below.

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