Tag Archives: Stocks and Bonds
NPS – Is it the best way to plan your retirement?

NPS – Is it the best way to plan your retirement?

In our last week’s article on new pension scheme, we told you what an NPS account is, what its key features are and how it works.

But, is it better than other retirement schemes? Does it provide better returns? What are its disadvantages? Let’s find out in this article…

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The New Pension Scheme (NPS) – all you need to know about it!

The New Pension Scheme (NPS) – all you need to know about it!

You may be aware of the young average age of the Indian population, with more than 50% being between the age of 25-50. By 2050, most of them would be approaching their retirement. Moreover, with improving life expectancy, tomorrow’s retirees will need to accumulate a bigger corpus for their sunset years. The way to ensure this is good retirement planning.

So, have you planned for your retirement yet? If not, lets learn about an instrument that helps you plan your retirement in a disciplined manner, along with the provision of tax benefits i.e. NPS. Read on for more…

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Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

Just 6% discount to Nifty@MRP! Is the Indian Stock Market fairly priced?

‘Wake me up when September ends’ is a popular song by Greenday which ends up as a FB status update for many people in September. The Indian Government also seems to have listened to this song and decided to wake up, albeit before September end!

September saw a number of reforms being announced by the Government – diesel price hikes, cap on LPG gas cylinders, allowing FDI in retail and some other sectors. While these reforms hurt the common man more than benefit him, the stock markets cheered wildly and have consequently rallied 8% over the last 2 months.

But while the sentiments seem to have improved a tad; what about the financial performance? Does India Inc.’s financial performance also support this optimism? To find out, let’s look at the September-12 quarter performance of the Nifty companies and find out if the Nifty is fairly priced…

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Friends, Coffee and a Trading account!

Friends, Coffee and a Trading account!

A lot can happen over a cup of coffee! The Café Coffee Day punch line could not have been more apt! From harmless college gossip to strategic business decisions, this beverage has seen it all. And so we did discover, last week during our discussion on Demat accounts.

It is now time to engage in another such fruitful discussion. So grab a cup of coffee and join me and my friends in this conversation!

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Friends, Coffee and a Demat account

Are you one of those who wonder how do people invest in stocks? Don’t know what are the formalities involved? Have heard of demat accounts and online trading accounts but don’t know what they are?

So, let’s chat over a cup of coffee to learn all about demat accounts!

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