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Build a complete financial plan with our Robo Advisory Tool!

Get the freefincal robo advisory tool to plan from start to finish for retirement (early, normal, before and after), non-recurring financial goals (child education) and recurring financial goals (Holiday, appliances etc.). The tool would help anyone from ages 18 to 80 to plan for their retirement, six other non-recurring financial goals and four other recurring…

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Equity Mutual Fund Screener Nov 2021: Shortlist consistent performers

The freefincal Equity Mutual Fund Performance Screener (November 2021) is now available. Use it to screen for consistently performing equity mutual funds. You can screen based on fund category & benchmark and spot mutual funds with a higher return than a benchmark at a lower risk. Inside, you get discounted links to our two courses:…

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Compute XIRR (annualized return) of stocks and stock portfolio with this sheet!

We are delighted to announce a new spreadsheet that can be used to evaluate the annualised return (XIRR) of individual stocks and that of a stock portfolio after properly taking into account corporate actions like dividends, stock splits, bonuses, buybacks and rights issues. We had recently published an example using this sheet: Stock XIRR Example:…

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How I track financial goals without worrying about returns

In this edition of the reader audit, 29-year-old Mr Yo (name withheld on request) explains in detail how he has structured his money management in a systematic manner and how he tracks his financial goals without considering returns. About this series: I am grateful to readers for sharing intimate details about their financial lives for the…

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Retirement Stock Portfolio Analysis: November 2021

This article compares my monthly retirement stock portfolio with an equivalent investment in a Nifty index fund and the Nifty 100 Low Volatility 30 TR index. Before we begin, investors need to appreciate the context of these investments. I started direct equity investing only after achieving a comfortable level of financial independence and ensuring my…

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What investment strategy would you recommend if I can invest 50K a month?

Aditya Tejas writes, “Thank you for all your work; I appreciate the time and effort you put into creating relevant, insightful and thought-provoking content. I’ve already gone through your flagship course. It helped me (re)think about my asset allocation, and I’m grateful for your insights”. “Also, I’ve taken notes on your views about “index investing”…

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RBI Retail Direct: A look inside – how to register and what you can buy/sell

Here is a look inside RBI Retail Direct. This facility allows retail investors to open gilt security account with the RBI and purchase government securities (gilt bonds or gilts) in the primary and secondary market without a fee. We have already discussed in detail who should use  RBI Retail Direct and who should not. Please…

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Why I increased equity MF investments by 275% and reduced PPF contributions

In Jan 2021, Gowtham Subramanian discussed how he had started goal-based investing, focusing on asset allocation and how it has made him feel more in control over his finances. In this follow-up audit, he explains why he had to make bold and tough choices, like increasing equity mutual fund investments by 275% and reducing PPF…

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