Weekend Roundup Sep. 7th 2013

1.  Here is an excellent read for financial advisors. I strongly recommend individual investors to read it too.

Why 97% of Your Clients Don’t Have Financial Goals and What to Do About It

2. The revised edition of Subra’s book, “Retire-Rich: Invest Rs. 40 a day” is now available as an e-book for Rs. 199/-

Buy Retire Rich Invest: Rs. 40 a Day from Flipkart.com (affiliate link)

  • Subra was generous enough to mention me and freefincal in the book as a source for retirement calculators 🙂

3. Financial freedom is a concept gaining popularity among young people. Here is a very interesting blog about a young mans journey to become financially independent before 35

http://lifewithabrain.com/ 

  • If you are interested in financial freedom, check out this tool

4. New Pension Scheme news: annual Report (2012-13) of Pension Fund Manager (PFM) LIC Pension Fund Limited was released this week. Here is a snapshot:

NPS-LIC Fund Performance. Source: Annual Report 2012-13
NPS-LIC Fund Performance. Source: Annual Report 2012-13
  •  A pretty decent performance indeed. However, subscribers must be aware that the debt component of the NPS, like any other debt fund, is highly susceptible to a bond crash. I painfully discovered this recently: NPS and me

5. Freefincal:  the week that was

  • Have you checked out this unique Rolling Returns calculator?
  • I will be using this calculator to analyze mutual fund performance, starting with HDFC Top 200 (results will be posted next week). If you would like me to analyze performance of a specific fund, let me know.
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16 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup Sep. 7th 2013

  1. Please analyse the QLT Equity . That would be really awesome to see the rolling returns of the cheapest fund in the industry!!

    1. Hi Vignesh, will do. Is QLTE the cheapest fund after introduction of direct plans? The direct plans of the oldest and most popular funds like HDFC equity and Top 200 would be very close the expense ratio of QLTE, if not lower. I know for a fact at one point in time that they were lower!

      Keep visiting.

  2. Please analyse the QLT Equity . That would be really awesome to see the rolling returns of the cheapest fund in the industry!!

    1. Hi Vignesh, will do. Is QLTE the cheapest fund after introduction of direct plans? The direct plans of the oldest and most popular funds like HDFC equity and Top 200 would be very close the expense ratio of QLTE, if not lower. I know for a fact at one point in time that they were lower!

      Keep visiting.

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