Term Insurance FAQs
Insurance
Aarati Krishnan

Multiple policies? Covid concerns? Group cover? Term Insurance FAQs!

In our PrimeTime webinar on ‘Choosing the Right Term Insurance’ last Saturday, we received many thought-provoking questions from our subscribers and viewers that we could only partly address, given the paucity of time. Here’s a more detailed FAQ on term insurance based on your feedback during the webinar. Hope you find it useful!

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Count
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

How many funds should I invest in?

In our earlier set of articles (given below), we have discussed some of the key tenets of portfolio management. How to invest for the long

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Nifty PE Ratio
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Q&A: Should I alter asset allocation based on the Nifty PE ratio?

The Nifty PE ratios are an indicator of market valuations. And we have seen that crashes have happened when the Nifty PE is at 27-28 times, and that investing when Nifty PE is below average results in stronger long-term return. If this is the case, can I use the Nifty PE levels to decide asset allocation levels to book profit at the right times?

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debt options
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Prime Recommendation: Should you go for this debt fund or the 3-year Bharat Bond fund?

At the end March 2020, we recommended 3 MF debt options that you can invest in over the next 2 to 3 years to capitalize on the on-going low-rate scenario. The call has embarked on a successful track. You would also have stayed clear of any credit risk events that panned out the very next …

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Guranteed returns
Insurance
Aarati Krishnan

Prime Review: A guaranteed return product worth considering

Advisors love to promote market-linked products, but guaranteed return products remain a big draw for Indian investors. Often the word ‘guarantee’ proves such a big lure that we don’t stop to check if the returns being guaranteed are better than the savings bank interest rate! When seen from a return perspective, there are very few guaranteed products from insurers that are worth considering for long-term investing.

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Recommendations
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: An index to challenge midcap funds

For investors preferring to go the passive route, options were limited until recently. With the passive landscape changing now, it’s becoming increasingly possible to build a diversified portfolio using just passive strategies. And by this, we mean allocations to large-caps, multi-cap and even mid-cap and small-caps. If you are a passive-only investor, you could simply …

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gilt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Aarati Krishnan

Is it the time to buy gilt funds?

With interest rates on bank deposits, small savings schemes and most categories of debt funds taking a knock, many investors are on the lookout for that one miracle avenue that will give them high returns with capital safety. Gilt mutual funds, which invest only in government bonds, on the face of it, look very appealing today because of their high past returns.

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