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Best multicap mutual funds to invest in 2018
Multicap mutual fund schemes or diversified equity schemes have been the favourites of mutual fund advisors for long. Mutual fund experts believe that a regular investor need not look beyond a multicap scheme for his or her investment needs, as these schemes invest across market capitalisations and sectors.

Does it make sense to recycle your ELSS investments after return of LTCG tax?
Some mutual fund investors love to recycle their investments in Equity Linked Saving Scheme or ELSS to claim tax benefit under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act. The strategy is very simple: you recycle your old investment and claim tax deduction on it again after three years. However, the re-introduction of Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) tax may queer the pitch for these investors, say some mutual fund advisors.

Five reasons why you should invest in an ELSS this year
The most tax saving exercises take place in the last three months of the financial year - between January and March. There are plenty of tax-saving investment options available to you to claim a tax deduction: Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate (NSC), Tax-saving five-year term deposit, National Pension Scheme (NPS), among others. Here we would tell you why Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) or tax saving/planning mutual fund schemes are the

Govt hikes minimum life insurance for EPF-covered employees from Feb 15, 2018
The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has enhanced the minimum assurance limit under its Employees' Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) through a gazette notification dated February 15. Thanks to this, if you are a contributing member of the EPF, the reason to remain a part of the EPFO gains ground.

MCX raises IPF compensation limit to Rs 25 lakh
Leading bourse MCXBSE -1.72 % today raised the maximum compensation limit to Rs 25 lakh from the existing Rs 2 lakh payable to investor from the Investor Protection Fund (IPF) in the event of default of a member.

Sebi may tighten AIF regulations to better monitor the source of funding
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) plans to tighten present Alternative Investment Funds (AIF) regulations to better monitor the source of funding and their end use.

Sebi plans safeguards for overseas investors taking private bank route
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is planning checks and balances on overseas investors taking the ‘private bank route’ to invest in domestic markets.

Sebi sets conditions on promoters selling holdings to achieve MPS norms
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has set conditions on promoters selling their holdings in the open market to achieve minimum public shareholding (MPS) norms.

Term insurance plan: 6 things to keep in mind while buying one
Term insurance is one of the most in-demand and popular insurance plans today. The demand for term insurance is increasing day by day as it acts as a financial support to your family in your absence. In case of your unfortunate demise, the insurance company pays out the corpus to your family to take care of their expenses and to cover up any unpaid loans or liabilities left behind. But some people refrain from investing in a term plan as there is no return in case of their survival and the family does not gain anything. However, one must look at the bigger picture here and the motive should be to protect your loved ones after you and to cover up their day-to-day expenses. This is the biggest investment you can make to protect your family, not looking at the monetary gains.

View: Lessons from PNB fraud and how to take baby steps towards secure banking
The business of lending is highly process-driven. In the words of Warren Buffett, it must be safe and boringly predictable, even as it generates value for its shareholders.

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