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Sector ETF

What is a Sector ETF? A sector ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests in securities from a certain industry or sector. Sector ETFs often track the performance of a benchmark index reflecting a major stock market sector. For example,...

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Inverse ETFs

What Are Inverse ETFs? An inverse ETF is a type of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that gains from a drop in the value of an underlying benchmark. Similar to leveraged ETFs, inverse ETFs also deal in financial derivatives. Inverse ETFs...

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Difference Between REIT and InVIT

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InVITs) were launched in India in 2014. Since these instruments are relatively new to the Indian investing environment, there is much doubt about their effectiveness and benefits. Furthermore, the Securities and...


Mutual Funds Without Lock-in Period

Top Liquid Mutual Funds without Locking Period Fund NameRisk LevelExpense RatioICICI Prudential Liquid Fund Institutional (G)Moderate Risk0.29UTI Liquid Cash Plan (G)Moderate Risk0.24Axis Liquid Fund (G)Low to Moderate Risk0.23Sundaram Money Fund (G)Low to Moderate Risk0.28Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund Retail...

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The National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a retirement scheme.  Under this scheme, the subscriber shall make regular investments in the scheme.  The funds are invested in market-linked instruments.  Thus, NPS offers higher returns than other pension schemes.  60% of the...

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Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) is a mandatory savings scheme for employees whose basic salary plus Dearness Allowance (DA) is up to INR 15,000. The maximum EPS contribution by the employer is 8.3% of basic salary + DA. EPS offers a...

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NPS Tier 2 vs Mutual Fund

NPS Tier 2 account is purely an optional account. Only customers with NPS Tier 1 accounts are eligible to open a Tier 2 account. Four asset types are available in the NPS Tier 2 account: stock, government securities, corporate bonds,...

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A Voluntary Provident Fund (VPF) is a regular provident fund plan in which a depositor can choose how much he wants to contribute to the fund on a regular basis. VPF has a five year lock-in period. The National Pension...