Gold Mutual Funds Vs Gold ETFs

One can invest in Gold or other precious metal as an asset by either buying physical gold or by investing in them electronically (e.g. Gold Funds or Gold ETFs). Amongst all the gold investment options available in India, Gold Mutual Funds and Gold ETFs are considered to a better option as it simplifies the gold

FD Interest Rates 2017

Fixed Deposits (FD) have always been one of the popular modes of investments in India. FD gives better returns on the invested money as the interest rate offered are comparatively higher to a Recurring Deposit or a Savings Account. The FD interest rates vary from 4-7% p.a., depending on the tenure of the investment. Senior

SIP vs RD: A Better Investment Option?

SIP vs RD? Where to invest for better wealth creation? An ultimate approach to generate wealth is saving money every month. Typically, a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) and an RD (Recurring Deposit) are two of the most efficient investment options in India to save money every month. Both SIP and RD enable investors to invest

Three New Gold Schemes in India

In the year 2015, the Prime Minister of India launched three gold-related schemes –namely, the Gold Sovereign Bond Scheme, Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS), and the India Gold Coin Scheme. The major motive behind all three gold schemes is it to help curtail gold imports and utilise at least 20,000 tonnes of the precious metal owned

Best Mid Cap Funds to Invest in 2017

Looking for the best mid cap funds to invest in 2017? Well, many investors are inclining towards investing in mid-cap funds as they are considered to be the future market leaders. While investing in mid-caps, investors prefer those companies that they think will be tomorrow’s runaway successes. Also, when the price of large caps increases

Role of a Tax Consultant

Role of a Tax Consultant A tax consultant acts as an advisor to all those paying taxes in a country. They study and understand the myriad rules & regulations of the government to provide sound financial advice and tax-related services to their clients, in accordance with the central and state tax regulations. These tax experts help

Investor Protection Fund

What is Investor Protection Fund (IPF)? Investor Protection Fund (IPF) is set up by Inter-connected Stock Exchange (ISE) in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance for investor protection, in order to compensate the claims of investors against the members of exchanges (brokers) who have defaulted or failed to pay. The investor

Investor Education and Protection Fund – IEPF

What is Investor Education and Protection Fund? Investor education and protection fund or IEPF is a fund set up under the Section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956 to pool all the dividends of the asset management companies, matured deposits, share application interests or money, debentures, interests, etc. that are unclaimed for seven years. All

The Indian Gold Coin: Things to Know Before Buying

The Indian Gold Coin Scheme is the first ever national gold offering by the Government of India. This gold coin scheme is one of the three gold schemes launched by the Prime Minister of India in the year 2015. The other two schemes are the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme and the Gold Monetisation Scheme. The

Gold Monetisation Scheme: Things to Know

The Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) is launched by the Prime Minister of India with an aim to help investors earn interest on their gold lying idle in bank lockers. Gold Monetisation Scheme works like a gold savings account which will earn interest on the gold that you deposit, based on the weight along with the