Franklin MF marks down its entire Vodafone Idea investments to zero

January 18, 2020

Franklin Templeton MF, has investments of over Rs 2,050 crore in Vodafone Idea as on December 2019. Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has marked down its entire investments to zero in all debt schemes that held the papers of Vodafone Idea after the Supreme Court refused to grant relief to telecom operators seeking breather on the adjusted gross […]

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Are liquid funds safe for investment? Find out

January 14, 2020

I am planning to invest in liquid fund every month. Are they safe? -Sanjay Kumar Liquid funds are relatively safe investment vehicles for money which you may require at short notice (say, for periods not exceeding two years). Money which can be set aside for the long-term (say, over five years) could be invested in […]

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How should a retiree invest Rs 3 lakh to generate monthly income?

December 3, 2019

My 70-year-old mother wants to invest a lump sum of Rs 3 lakh. She wants monthly returns on her investments while keeping her capital intact. Please advise. Prableen Bajpai Founder, Managing Partner, FinFix Research & Analytics replies: Capital preservation and monthly income can be achieved by investing in a government-backed scheme. The first option is the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojna (PMVVY), […]

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Pipeline of infra projects at ₹100 trillion investment ready: Sitharaman

December 1, 2019

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the government will soon announce a set of projects as part of the government’s plan to invest ₹100 trillion in infrastructure over the next five years. The minister said officers have almost completed the task of identifying big projects. “A set of officers are looking into the pipeline […]

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Alternative investment returns monitor: For the week ending October 30, 2019

November 4, 2019

The scope and attractiveness of alternative investments is increasing. Here’s a weekly tracker of returns from such investments. But don’t compare these with returns from traditional investments since the proportion and purpose of alternative investments is vastly different. Diamond Index Overall Diamond Index is based on actual transactions from 20 different market players and reflects price […]

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How to invest in share market

September 23, 2019

Investing in the stock market will help you to reap the rewards of your labour in the future | Photo for Representation Stock market investment is an excellent way to grow wealth. Invest money in share market provide high returns due to the power of compounding effect. So if you invest in share market or […]

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Clear signs of revival in industrial production, fixed investment: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

September 14, 2019

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said there are clear signs of revival of industrial production and fixed investment after economic growth plunged to a six-year low. At a press conference called to announce the third part of the stimulus package for the economy, she said measures are being taken […]

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Britain announces investment of over £500 million in green technologies, plans to end sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

September 11, 2019

London: The British government said on Tuesday it will invest more than 500 million pounds ($616 million) in green technologies. Included in this will be a 400 million pound fund to develop rapid charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles. A further 143 million pounds will be invested in green projects, including greenhouse gas removal technologies and […]

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Investing lessons to learn from maths and gambling

September 9, 2019

The other day I came across a thread on Twitter where the topic was the difference between aggregating point-in-time experiences vs aggregating the same experiences over a period of time. It sounds exotic, but it’s actually a very simple idea and every investor should understand it. The original tweet asked if you were offered an investment that […]

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Rs 1000 crore investment, new R&D centre and global launch of OnePlus TV show OnePlus is at home in India

September 1, 2019

OnePlus is India’s No 1 premium phone brand. It is also, in a sense, India’s home brand, or at least a phone brand that is increasingly at home in India. Consider this: The company is investing Rs 1,000 crore in India (this includes a brand new R&D centre in Hyderabad) in the next 3 years. […]

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