Investment Options

Does it make much sense to invest in tax free bonds?

NHAI & PFC have launched their tax free bonds, which would close for subscription on 16th Jan 2012. But looking at investors craze, it is expected that they will close earlier. Some other PSUs are in the queue with their offerings including HUDCO &India Railway [...]

Can NRIs invest in tax free bonds?

NHAI & PFC tax free bonds are in the primary market for subscription & NRIs are allowed to invest in these bonds. This will also apply to upcoming tax free bonds by HUDCO & Railway Finance Corporation. NRI including Person of Indian Origin (PIO) can [...]

NHAI and PFC Tax Free Bonds

With Season's Greetings the season for Tax Free Bonds has also started with announcements from NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) & PFC (Power Finance Corporation of India) – both companies are opening there issues on 28th December 2011. But this is just a starting [...]

Ask Readers: Your views on Gold Prices

SBI Gold Fund is there as every Indian is trying to participate in the gold rush. Let me first share few facts about gold : 1. This year Gold may generate its best 1 year return in last 32 years if it will touch $2000 [...]

SBI Gold Fund Review – Think before you Invest

Should I call it a side effect of higher gold price that SBI Mutual Fund is launching SBI Gold Fund? And, SIDE EFFECTs are normally bad… what do you say?  Globally first Gold ETF (exchange traded fund) was launched in 1993 but in India oldest [...]

ETF as an investment concept has failed in India. The introductory stride has been lost. Even with 10 years of existence in Indian markets they have not able to make any space in investor’s portfolio. If we talk about Indian Mutual Fund industry ETF share is [...]

Ask Investment Questions

Investment is the backbone of financial planning. So if financial planning is battle training, investment is the Kargil. This is an ultimate practical experience and while doing this question or query is bound to surface. Hence this is the page where I have collected the [...]

What is Portfolio Management Services or PMS? Portfolio Management Services account is an investment portfolio in Stocks, Debt and fixed income products managed by a professional money manager, that can potentially be tailored to meet specific investment objectives. When you invest in PMS, you own [...]