State Bank of India has reduced it’s interest rate on savings bank account to 3.5%. How can you earn higher than this?

State Bank of India and Bank of Baroda has reduced interest rate on its savings bank account to a paltry 3.5% per annum. If you have a savings bank account with either of these banks, you must be wondering what to do next?

Well, you have now more reasons to keep your money in liquid mutual funds which are completely safe and secure & you can earn 7% – 9%* interest per annum on them, while you earn interest daily on these funds there is no lock-in i.e. you can withdraw your money anytime instantly! Min. amount you need to start off is only Rs. 500. Continue reading “State Bank of India has reduced it’s interest rate on savings bank account to 3.5%. How can you earn higher than this?”

What is indexation on investments and how can it help you on saving taxes this financial year?

Indexation is one of the most important principal to know if you are an investor in real estate, mutual funds, direct equity i.e. in almost all investment instrument of relevance. Indexation is one of the key factors (for saving taxes), effective use of which can reduce your tax burden significantly.

Following is a technical understanding of Indexation:

Indexation is a technique used to adjust the purchase price of Continue reading “What is indexation on investments and how can it help you on saving taxes this financial year?”

Can a value of mutual fund decrease even after a rise in it’s NAV?

Originally asked and answered on Quora, following is the link

Now an investor has invested Rs. 400 in Reliance liquid fund-Treasury plan when the NAV was 4023.9108(units allocated=0.099). The very next day NAV increased to some 4024 and now it is 4026.7599 but the value of his fund reduced to 398.65. So, he was wondering that even though the NAV increased why did he lose value?

This is a very interesting situation and a basic fallacy in how the mutual fund system works in India. Continue reading “Can a value of mutual fund decrease even after a rise in it’s NAV?”