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"Which is the best way to compare my mutual fund with other funds from the same category?". The best way would be to not compare the performance of the funds that you hold with others. The second best way would be to use the exact dates in which you invested and only those dates for the comparison. The third best way is to use this free tool that allows you to compare the performance of all funds in a category from the date in which you started investing in one of them.

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Each week I try and answer generic questions from readers. Here is this week's edition in which we cover topics ranging from the retirement bucket strategy, mutual fund portfolio turnover ratio and the scheme information document. You can use the form below to ask your question. I shall take them up next week.

Before we begin, my book with PV Subramanyam, You Can Be Rich Too is available at a 50% discount (Rs. 198) for short periods of time this month as it was among the top 25 bestsellers in the last 3 months. Grab it now!

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The yield curve is a plot of current yields of bonds from the same type of issuer versus their respective maturities. Observing the bond yield curve is a way to find out what is going on with our economy. In this post, I discuss how one can do this some examples.

Before we begin, my book with PV Subramanyam, You Can Be Rich Too is available at 50 discount (Rs. 198) for short periods of time this month as it was among the top 25 bestsellers in the last 3 months. Grab it now!

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Many Investors, especially senior citizens, who purchased long term gilts funds (or their cousins, dynamic bond funds) after seeing recent double-digit returns, are puzzled and even worried about why these funds are falling since the last three months. In this post, I discuss the reasons behind this and how to make sense of debt fund NAV movements.

Before we begin, my book with PV Subramanyam, You Can Be Rich Too is available at 50 discount (Rs. 198) for short periods of time this month as it was among the top 25 bestsellers in the last 3 months. Grab it now!

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Freefincal has two automated stock analysis and valuation spreadsheets. One that obtains financial data from screener.in and another which obtains financials from morningstar. Both sheets also get stock price data from moneycontrol. This is an important update to both these modules due to a change in moneycontrol web layout. Thanks to swanand  pointing this out.

Before we begin, my book with PV Subramanyam, You Can Be Rich Too is available at 50 discount (Rs. 198) for short periods this month as it was among the top 25 bestsellers in the last 3 months. Grab it now!

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