Wide Difference between Insurance (ULIPS) and Mutual funds

blogDid not thought of writing this post but the Diwali LIC incidence force me to share the thoughts where a neighbor uncle forced me to buy a LIC Unit Linked Insurance Policies (ULIPs)

ULIP as an investment avenue are closest to mutual funds in terms of their structure and functioning. As is the cases with mutual funds, investors in ULIPs are allotted units by the insurance company and a net asset value (NAV) is declared for the same on a daily basis.

Similarly ULIP investors have the option of investing across various schemes similar to the ones found in the mutual funds domain, i.e. diversified equity funds, balanced funds and debt funds to name a few. Generally speaking, ULIPs can be termed as mutual fund schemes with an insurance component. Continue reading “Wide Difference between Insurance (ULIPS) and Mutual funds”

A Post on Explaining ELSS

This is the post that I will try to put up in lay man language as most of my friends, relatives really wanted to blogunderstand why to invest or not to invest money under ELSS for section 80C.

So where all you can invest to save tax if you are salaried employee, Insurance, PPF, NSC, ULIP,

Well I will concentrate on the ELSS – Equity linked Savings Scheme

ELSS is a type of mutual fund, where majority of the corpus is invested equity and equity related products.  Investment in ELSS has lock in period of 3 years and it has tax benefits. ELSS are not at all risk free , there is no fixed return , ELSS are open-ended and investor can subscribe to fund on any given day.  Continue reading “A Post on Explaining ELSS”