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IPO
Stocks
Aarati Krishnan

Should you invest in IPOs?

IPOs evoke such interest because of the mistaken belief that IPO stocks offer a unique ticket to riches that thousands of ‘older’ stocks listed in the market don’t. But IPOs have a far worse track record than secondary market investments in long-term wealth creation.

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tax planning
Taxes
Aarati Krishnan

New tax regime – is it goodbye for section 80C investments?

One of the intriguing things about Indian Union Budget presentations is that tweaks to the tax laws that get just a half-a-minute mention in the budget speech often pack a big punch for taxpayers. This year, the move that fits this description is the Centre’s decision to offer a new friendlier tax regime .

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A good budget for Mr Bond

While the Union Budget 2020 seems to have sorely disappointed stock markets which had built up hopes for everything from a Long-Term Capital Gains tax exemption to a magic pill for the economy, it seems to have given bond markets some reasons to cheer.

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Prime Strategy for Debt market 2020

Our article on the debt market outlook for 2020 outlined the following key trends in interest rates that are likely to play out in 2020. So how should debt investors in India position their portfolios to tackle these trends?

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Interest rate
Mutual funds & ETFs
Aarati Krishnan

Prime outlook for debt market 2020: No more easy pickings

The Indian debt market threw up multiple money-making opportunities for investors in 2019. 2020 though, is likely to prove far more challenging. Interest rates are likely to halt their steady slide over the last five years to display more volatility this year. The compensation for taking on credit risks is likely to shrink

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Gold provided sheltr
Markets
Aarati Krishnan

2019: Fortune favours the fearful

Gold was a topper, helped by global pessimism In debt, AAA rated/PSU funds delivered while credit funds were battered In equities, large-cap and multi-cap funds

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Nifty PE ratio 
Markets
Aarati Krishnan

What they don’t tell you about the Nifty PE

The market is at a new high. Should I invest a lumpsum in equities today? To answer this question, savvy investors look at the Nifty50’s PE ratio published by the exchange. But before making such drastic decisions based on this lone indicator, it is important to dig deeper into the Nifty50’s published PE.

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Risk vs Rewards in Bonds
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Should you buy L&T Finance NCDs? Which option?

L&T Finance, a non-deposit-taking NBFC, is seeking to raise Rs 1,500 crore from a public issue of Non-Convertible Debentures that is open from December 16 to December 30, 2019. Should you buy? If so, which option can you consider?

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