What is Chart Reading? Different ways of interpreting a chart.

Learning how to read stock charts may seem intimidating at first. But with some basic tips and a little practice, you’ll soon be using them to find winning stocks, to see how to buy stocks and to spot the right time to sell.

Factors to be considered while selecting mutual fund schemes

Today, with over 3,500 mutual schemes available in the market the task of picking the right mutual fund can be rather mind boggling. Moreover with a tendency amongst investors to fall for the “Rs 10” investment proposition – offered by New Fund Offerings (NFOs), the task of picking the right ones can be even more daunting. While many investors also do feel that ‘any’ mutual fund can help them achieve their desired goals, let us apprise you that each mutual fund scheme is unique and caters to a certain risk profile.

Taxation of NRIs and PIOs

You landed yourself a plush job outside the country, you are living the dream. Your favourite aunt can’t stop addressing you as the NRI at every party. Suddenly your prospects are booming on the matrimonial sites due to your new found status. However, the Income Tax Act had a plan of its own and has laid out certain conditions to define your residential status. Your tax-ability in India will be defined by this status.

Ratios in Equity Investing- What to look out for?

Ratios are critical quantitative analysis tools. One of their most important functions lies in their capacity to act as lagging indicators in identifying positive and negative financial trends. The information a trend analysis provides allows to you to make and implement ongoing financial plans and, when necessary, make course corrections to short-term financial plans.

Alternative Investment Funds

Alternative Investment Fund is described under Regulation 2(1)(b) of the Regulation Act, 2012 of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). AIF can be established in the form of a company or a corporate body or a trust or a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP).

Factors a first time investor must think about before investing

Rules of thumb may come in handy for those who are just beginning their financial planning. Youngsters who have just started their career may get some direction on where and how to make a beginning. For those who are in the middle of their career and don’t yet have a proper plan in place, thumb rules can also be helpful. But remember, they only provide a general direction and may not necessarily give you the exact picture.

Personal Risk Factors

Your investment portfolio should consist of products that match your needs and work towards achieving your goals. But how do you determine which products are suitable for you?

Mentioned below are a few factors that can help you find the right type of investment.

Tax Planning for the Financial Year

The most popular tax-saving options available to individuals in India are under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. Section 80C includes various investments and expenses one can claim deductions on – up to the limit of Rs. 1.5 lakhs in a financial year.

Tips to manage your finances if you are settling abroad.

It’s quite common these days to
see people move abroad to settle down. Settling abroad is an exciting, but a
complex task, especially when it comes to your finances. Taking care of a few
financial things, among others, will ensure a smooth transition. Here are some
financial steps you must take before you leave the country.