Happy Holidays! This week in ORO Weekend Reads: Answer these 3 questions to know whether ELSS funds are right for you, why 2017 could start on a bad note for Indian equities, what to make of the EPF rate cut and how to cut travel costs this holiday season.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the best stories from personal finance this week.
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Inundated with ads of ELSS funds, then Answer these 3 questions to know whether you should be investing in ELSS funds
From the News
Breaking the trend of optimistic equity forecasts for 2017, two reasons for why you need to be concerned. See Nomura growth indices for India plunge to lowest level since 1996 and the Nifty PE ratio is still too high for comfort
EPF rates cut from 8.8% to 8.65%, but see Why it still remains a good bet for investors looking for guaranteed returns . Also see After EPF, get ready for PPF and NSC rate cut
Mutual fund names can be confusing but things may get easier with this guide to recognizing which mutual fund scheme does what from its name
Online policies of PSU insurers being offered at a discount to encourage cashless payments. Also see 10 major incentives for going cashless
Snapdeal is now delivering cash at your home, for a convenience fee of just Re 1 (paid through FreeCharge ofcourse!)
Around the Web
Equally relevant for all the year-end Sensex and Nifty forecasts, Wall Street’s Annual Stock Forecasts: Bullish, and often Wrong . The reason maybe has to do with the little luck that Analysts have had in forecasting turning points in the market.
What was Your Biggest Investment Mistake of 2016?
A slightly long and involved read for advanced investors, Portfolio rebalancing usually reduces long-term returns but is good risk management anyway
This holiday season, good-to-know tips for how you can save money on travel
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