How to invest in gold
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Pavithra Jaivant

How to invest in gold

Here’s looking at the different routes of how to invest in gold so you can pick the one that works best for you. The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of how to invest in gold is jewelry. But in reality, jewelry is entirely the wrong answer for how to invest in gold.

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What is Nifty BeES, Nifty BeES
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What is Nifty BeES? – 7 important points to know

Nifty BeES – you can’t deny that, it is quite an interesting name for a security and no, it has nothing to do with insects of any kind. So what is Nifty BeES? Here is a quick look at what it is, how it works and what its name means.

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best term insurance plan
Investment basics
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How to choose the best term insurance plan

It becomes important to choose the best term insurance plan for you given what an important part of your financial security toolkit is, and the fact that term plans are at the moment not portable (ability to move between insurers) like health insurance plans.

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mutual fund nav
Investment basics
Pavithra Jaivant

What is Mutual Fund NAV and what it is not – 5 important things to know

It may seem obvious when it comes to the question of what is a mutual fund NAV. But going by the queries we often receive from our customers, there are misconceptions over what the NAV indicates, and how you should use it. Here is a look at how mutual fund NAVs should and should not be viewed.

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personal accident covers, best personal accident covers
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How to choose personal accident covers

Insurance policies are always purchased with the hope that they will never be needed. Personal accident covers are no exception. Many of us would rather not even think about accidents – but this shouldn’t stop us from thinking about protection for us and our dependents against the financial burden, in the eventuality that an accident does occur. 

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what is sensex
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What is sensex – 6 important facts to know

What is Sensex, how is it computed and why is it so important? It is highly unlikely that one would go through a stock market related conversation and not hear the word ‘Sensex’. Frequently described as the pulse or a barometer of market sentiment and the economy, which way and how much the Sensex moves, can make or break their day for may.

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The pros and cons of porting a health policy

As per IRDAI (Health Insurance) Regulations 2016, porting means ‘the right accorded to an individual health insurance policyholder (including family cover), to transfer the credit gained for pre-existing conditions and time bound exclusions, from one insurer to another or from one plan to another plan of the same insurer’. In short, should you decide to move from one health insurer to another, or from one plan to another with the same insurer, porting helps you retain some of the benefits you have earned on your old policy. 

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Arogya Rakshak, LIC, LIC Arogya Rakshak
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LIC Arogya Rakshak – should you go for it?

The LIC Arogya Rakshak falls somewhere in between a hospital daily-cash policy and a critical illness cover. It is an individual health insurance plan from a life insurer that provides a definite benefit unlike indemnity health covers that only reimburse hospital expenses. It can be taken either on an individual or a family floater basis, with one member being the Principal Insured (PI).

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Sugar industry: Will ethanol blending prove a turning point?
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Sugar industry: Will ethanol blending prove a turning point?

Sugar industry: Will ethanol blending prove a turning point? Commodity prices have been rallying globally in the last few weeks, with some folks speculating if this is the start of a new commodity ‘super-cycle’. With all eyes on commodity stocks, the sweetest of them all, sugar companies, too have been trending higher. Leading players such as Balrampur Chini Mills Limited, Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited and EID Parry saw their stocks hit 52-week highs in June (Balrampur Chini Mills Limited and Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited even hit all-time highs) and some stock prices even doubled in the last six months. Here we take a look at the sugar sector in India and its nuances.

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Stock Review: RITES – A quality play on railway transport

RITES Limited, is a public sector undertaking (PSU) specializing in consultancy work in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies. Established under the aegis of Indian Railways, this Miniratna (Category I) Schedule A PSU, was established in 1974 and was listed in the stock exchanges in July 2018. The Ministry of Railways owns 72.02% of the shares in RITES Limited. Starting out as an infrastructure consultant, the company evolved itself to offer both consulting and turnkey execution of engineering projects, leasing services and exports for the Indian Railways.

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Dr Lal pathlabs
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Stock review: A healthy player in the diagnostics space

Growth estimates are being placed at a CAGR of around 10% for the next five years for the diagnostics sector, presenting a very attractive opportunity to players that are ready and able to take advantage. Dr Lal Path Labs is a leading diagnostics player, building up its presence outside its traditional stronghold of Delhi.

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