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The Virus and the Carpenters of Growth - Market Commentry

  • Satish Anand
  • Jun 30 2020
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 36 seconds

Globally, News continues to be dominated by things about and related to Coronavirus. In this edition of the newsletter, we have covered: 1. Steps to be taken post taking a contingent Insurance life cover. 2. Differences between an accrual debt fund and a duration-based debt fund. 3. NPS Tier I and Tier II accounts 4. Change in IT rules for the current year. Please check the link at the end of this blog to read our Monthly Newsletter.  Stay Uninfected, Stay Invested. Market and COVID related...

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March Newsletter - 2020

  • Mitraz Financial
  • Apr 22 2020
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 28 seconds

FINANCIAL NEWS EPFO subscribers can withdraw the lower of 75% of their savings or up to a maximum of three months' basic pay and dearness allowance from their PF account - during the current Coronavirus scare. However, the withdrawn amount cannot be reinvested into the corpus after the current situation is over. Unlike, other EPF withdrawals which take anywhere between three days to three weeks, request of withdrawal under the new pandemic rules of the pension fund will be honoured within three days....

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"Whatever it Takes" When, how, and how much – recovery?

  • Satish Anand
  • Apr 22 2020
Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 10 seconds

In this edition, we have covered:Tax Harvesting methods and detailsThe FM's Relief Package for the poorRBI's yet another out of the box effort to ease the credit crunch in the systemHigher weightage to India in the Morgan Stanley Composite IndexLink of the March Newsletter - 2020 at the end of the blogMarket commentary and our take on the current situationThere is a certain unquantifiable fear and because fear is unquantifiable, therefore the aversion by retail investors to believe that whatever...

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Janata Curfew | What To Do During Your Stay At Home Time?

  • Anup Bansal
  • Mar 22 2020
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes 39 seconds

The PM, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday and told us that we should not be complacent about #CoronaVirus. He mentioned that we should take every possible precaution including staying indoors and practicing social distance. He exhorted all the citizens to follow #JantaCurfew on Sunday, March 22 between 7 am and 9 pm. He asked us to applaud the medical practitioners, the health workers, the essential services provider who are selflessly responding to the call of duty while being aware...

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July Newsletter - 2019

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Jul 31 2019
Estimated reading time: 9 minutes 52 seconds

FINANCIAL NEWSThe Supreme Court on July 23rd delivered its verdict on the stalled projects of the Amrapali Group and has cancelled the RERA registration of the Amrapali Group. They have asked National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete all the pending projects of the group, thus giving respite to over 42000 home buyers. The apex court pointed out that Noida, Greater Noida authorities and bank had colluded with the group to the detriment of homebuyers. The court also directed the...

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April Newsletter - 2019

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Apr 30 2019
Estimated reading time: 13 minutes 16 seconds

FINANCIAL NEWSSEBI clarified that trail commissions can be up-fronted for systematic investment plans of up to Rs 3,000 per month, per scheme, for first-time investors in mutual fund schemes. SEBI had earlier asked the asset management companies (AMC) to adopt full trail model of commissions in all schemes while allowing upfronting of trail commission only in case of inflows through systematic investment plans (SIPs).The RBI raised the investment limit for FY 2019-20 for foreign portfolio investors...

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March Newsletter - 2019

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Mar 31 2019
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes 35 seconds

FINANCIAL NEWSThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has issued norms for valuation of money market and debt securities that are rated below investment grade, a move aimed at ensuring uniformity and consistency in valuation across the mutual fund industry. The regulator said all money market and debt securities rated below investment grade, shall be valued at the price provided by valuation agencies. Besides, the residual maturity for amortisation-based valuation would be reduced from...

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May Newsletter - 2018

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • May 31 2018
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes 39 seconds

KNOWLEDGE-OUTCOME BIASSymptoms - The tendency to judge a decision by its eventual desired outcome instead of judging it based on the quality of the decision at the time of making the decision. An example - Baron and Hershey in 19881 had presented a hypothetical case to subjects, to rate the quality of a surgeon's pre operation decision. The subjects were presented randomly with a good outcome (living) or bad outcome (dying). The result was that those who were presented with bad outcomes rated...

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April Newsletter - 2018

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Apr 30 2018
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 45 seconds

KNOWLEDGE-MENTAL ACCOUNTINGSymptoms - People may normally feel that money saved for a new house requirement, kids marriage or education is too "sacred or important". As a result, this account may not be touched at all by the client even if doing so would provide added financial benefit. An example could be the portfolio that is managed for the client to meet the expenses for the kid's education in the US which is three years away. Simultaneously, the client also maintains a personal portfolio...

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March Newsletter - 2018

  • Mitraz Knowledge
  • Mar 31 2018
Estimated reading time: 8 minutes 38 seconds

KNOWLEDGE-SUNK COST FALLACYSymptoms - An investor who is likely to hold on to his investments or may invest more even if the opportunity cost is high because of the time and the money (cost) that has already been spent (sunk) on it. An example at an institutional level could be the PSU Banks which lend more money to distressed companies so that the initial funds could be recovered. Steps to correcting the bias - Future investment decisions should not be done on the basis of sunk cost. In...

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