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Why are Indian markets rising so much in 2021 and is it justified?

As the Sensex approaches 60,000 and Nifty nears 18,000 we explore whether it’s all speculation or are there real underlying causes that support this meteoric rise?

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US Fed may hike rates. Will it impact Indian Equity?

In the short term, there may be a negative impact as FPIs invest less in emerging markets, including Indian equity, thanks to a potential rate hike in the US. Indian domestic consumption and economic revival will be mitigating factors.

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The Nifty is at another record high! How should you invest?

With the Nifty scaling a new high at 15,800 level, should you stop for now or change the way you invest? Here’s why we think that may not work. It is said that looking at the absolute level of an index is hardly an accurate indicator of whether the market is expensive and potentially close to a peak.

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Second wave of Covid in India – What should you do with your equity holdings?

One of the key questions is whether equity investors should convert their equity holdings to cash given the likely economic impact of the second wave and even a third wave as is being predicted by some.

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All you need to know about RBI’s new auto-debit rule

RBI recently asked all the banks to use two-factor authentication for auto-debit transactions on their credit and debit cards. Let’s understand how it will affect your online transactions going forward.

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March keeps markets on the edge, rising US Bond yields likely suspect

It was a difficult month for investors as the markets didn’t stick to their highs and fell largely due to rising US bond yields. Rising COVID numbers in India are also a concern though the vaccination drive has started in earnest. The government’s disinvestment agenda seems to have taken off. This is a silver lining, to say the least.

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What NRIs need to know about the recent residency circular by CBDT

For one, the CBDT has refrained from giving any specific exemption in the number of days of stay for the financial year 2020-21

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How an NRI should act upon Budget 2021

Budget 2021 had some interesting announcements for NRIs, including on issues like double taxation.