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Have you ever wondered why a corporate fixed deposit offers a higher rate of return than a bank deposit? Have you ever considered investing in corporate FDs, but worried about the "risks"? In this post, I simple ways to invest in corporate fixed deposits.

Before we begin, allow me to point out that You Can Be Rich Too With Goal Based Investing is now available at Rs. 307 - a 23% discount at Amazon.in or at Infibeam for at the same price plus an additional 10% discount with coupon code REPUBLIC10

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In the second part of the introductory series on debt mutual funds, a non-technical discussion of the aspects to consider before buying units of a debt mutual fund. You will be surprised as to how many people buy and then worry about these aspects.

The first part is here: What is a Debt Mutual Fund? -meant for absolute beginners. If you have not read that, I strongly recommend that you do and then head back here.

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In this post, I discuss the basic ideas necessary for a beginner interested in debt mutual funds to get started. I shall keep it short, sticking to the essentials.

Many of you may know that I have a separate category for debt mutual funds. My Book, You Can Be Rich Too For Goal-Based Investing has a more detailed introduction to debt funds, what to look for, how to select them and the different categories of funds available. The hardcover version is currently 23% off, priced ₹307  at Amazon or Infibeam

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An ultra short term mutual fund is a type of fixed income or debt mutual fund that invests in short-term bonds issued by banks, PSUs, corporate, cash and govt bonds. In this post, I discuss how and when to select ultra short term (UST) funds.

First, wish you all a happy new. Second, Amazon has dropped the hardcover price on You Can Be Rich Too With Goal-Based Investing from Rs. 375 to Rs. 266 (prime) and Rs. 306 (normal). This is most likely a weekend discount, so if you have put off getting a copy, now would be a good time to do so 🙂

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An interval income mutual fund or more generally, interval funds is a lesser known class of mutual funds that are open for subscription and redemption only at specified time intervals. A discussion about their main features and how to use them.

An open-ended mutual fund allows purchase and redemptions on all business days. A closed-ended fund is "open" only during the New Fund Offer period. Thereafter, it is closed but can be transferred to someone else via the stock exchange. A Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) is one of the well-known types of closed-ended mutual funds.

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