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  • If you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.

    If you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.

    ​​Property, gold, PPF, bank deposits and PF are core components. You should start with these, and build them over time, and keep adding them to your portfolio without worrying too much about risk and return.

    The concept of real return helps compare returns in different countries and currencies. For example, nominal return comparison between India and the US doesn’t make sense because the long term inflation in the US is quite lower than that in India.

    NPS leads a kind of a hidden existence as a great savings option due to the lack of a sales push. Those who know about it and are confident of the knowledge they have gained themselves use it enthusiastically. Savers have to understand its utility and start using it.

    In a letter sent to the PM on Tuesday, Gandhi suggested that the large unspent part of the ₹49,688 crore cess collected by the welfare boards, constituted under The Building and Other Construction Workers Act, be used for the relief measures.

    Sanket Sawant wants to stop working at 50 and is targeting a corpus of Rs 1 crore. The portfolio doctor assessed the health of the fund portfolio, examined the schemes and their suitability with regard to Sawant's goals and here’s what he advised.

    In 2019, only a few stocks contributed to the stock market rally. This affected the equity mutual funds performance as well. One can identify decent funds by looking at the number of new highs their NAVs have hit over a period of time.

    The account can be opened through a broker only. The NSE has no role to play. It only serves as a platform for conducting and settling transactions.

    Among many others, the biggest change in 2019 was a drastic reduction in the expenses that mutual funds charge from investors and nature of the commissions they pay. Announced in September 2018, these changes came into effect only on April 1, 2019.

    If you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.

    In times when estimates and assumptions are being questioned or proven wrong consistently due to unforeseen factors, it makes sense to stick with equity schemes that have been through long market cycles. Schemes which have been in existence for more than 15 years is a good criterion.

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