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Index Fund vs ETF

Over the last few years, mutual funds have become a popular investment tool. Lately, there has been a focus on index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). Although index funds and exchange traded funds look very similar, they differ in...

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NPS vs Mutual Fund

NPS vs Mutual Fund is a comparison that many investors think of while investing. The goal of retirement planning is such that it requires a well-thought-through plan. In this article, we have covered the differences between NPS and mutual funds....

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National Pension Scheme is a social security initiative introduced by the Central Government of India. A systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an investment route for mutual funds and shares. It allows investors to invest a small and fixed amount of...


Sovereign Wealth Fund

Sovereign Wealth Fund was first set up in 1981 in Singapore. However, in India, it was rolled out in Budget 2015-16 by then finance minister Mr Arun Jaitley. A Sovereign Wealth Fund aims to cushion the country from economic shocks...


Closed Ended Funds

Closed-ended funds are mutual funds that have a fixed lock-in period and maturity. Unlike open-ended funds, the units of these funds trade on the stock exchanges just like shares. Though the value of the fund is derived through NAV, the...

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Direct Tax and Indirect Tax in India

What is a Direct Tax? In India, taxes are levied by the Government through Direct & Indirect Taxes. Both are extremely important in the growth of the Indian economy. Direct taxes, in simple terms, is the tax that is levied...


The Difference Between NPS and APY Schemes in India.

What is the National Pension Scheme NPS? National Pension Scheme (NPS) is a long-term investment plan started by the Central Government. It falls under the purview of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and is open to employees...


How to Compute Tax on Income From Other Sources in India?

Income from other sources is one of the heads for the classification of income as per the income tax. It can be considered as a residuary head of income that covers all the incomes which are outside the scope of...