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In this section, we analyse and provide critical inputs on some of the stock market, real estate, mutual funds, microfinance ventures, private equity, venture capital investments, schemes and instruments in India.


Down Arrow Infrastructure Bonds Under Section 80 CCF (5th February 2011 )

Gray Arrow Investors Beware - Do not be misled by the High Returns being advertised in the brochures of these companies.

In these times of uncertain share market movements, many investors are looking at fixed income instruments to protect their money and tax savings.

IDFC has just launched their new Infrastructure Bonds where under Income Tax Section 80 CCF, an investor gets an additional limit of 20000 for tax savings. As per their brochures, tax shields of 17.85 % under Non-Cumulative Option & 16.29 % under Cumulative Option are being shown.

However, as per our workings, the IRR (Internal Rate of Calculation) is much lower and is approximately as follows :

Gray Arrow Non-Cumulative Option - 14.68%

Gray Arrow Cumulative Option - 13.97%

Also, articles in financial newspapers - DNA, Economic Times & Hindu's Business Line arrive at similar conclusions on the real return from these infrastructure bonds.

There should be regulations in place to check wrong claims of higher returns.


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This is not Investment Advice. Kindly consult your stock broker or investment advisor.



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Down Arrow The Power of Compounding By Richard Russell (7th February 2011 )

Richard Russell of Dow Theory Letters Inc wrote a famous article titled "Rich Man, Poor Man" on the Power Of Compounding of Regular Savings early on in life. There are 2 investors - 'A' & 'B'.

Investor 'A' starts investing at the age of 26 and saves Rs 20,000 annually for the next 40 years. Hence, till the age of 65, he has invested a total of Rs 8,00,000 (0.8 Million). His investments are assumed to earn 10% per annum.

Investor 'B' starts investing early at the age of 19 and saves Rs 20,000 annually for the next 7 years only. Hence, till the age of 25, he has invested a total of Rs 1,40,000 (0.14 Million). He stops investing thereafter. His investments are also assumed to earn 10% per annum.

When both 'A' and 'B' meet after 65 years, 'A' has earned Rs 9.7 Million - 12 Times on his investments of 0.8 Million.

However, 'B' has earned Rs 9.4 Million - 67 Times on his investments of 0.14 Million even though he invested only for 7 years but started earlier than 'A'.

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Gray Arrow All Personal Finance & Investment Strategies for 2009 and beyond will have to take into consideration 3 main challenges in the years ahead - The Economic & Financial Meltdown & Recession, The Global Terrorism Threat & The Climate Change Catastrophe. (6th January 2009).


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Down Arrow Mutual Funds in India


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Down Arrow Debt Funds


New ! Gray Arrow Investor Query - Where To Invest Rs 2 lakhs for more than a year ? (6th March 2013 ).

For a period more than a year but less than 3 years, one can invest a lakh each in the following debt funds: IDFC Dynamic Bond Plan A Growth & SBI Dynamic Bond Growth .

Kindly invest using the Growth Option due to increased dividend distribution tax on debt mutual funds in the last budget.

Also, to avoid Income Tax AIR (Annual Information Reporting), ensure that less than than two lakhs per annum is invested in any individual mutual fund.


Gray Arrow HDFC Debt Fund For Cancer Cure (2nd March 2011 )

HDFC Mutual Fund in association with Indian Cancer Society has launched a 3 year Capital Protection Oriented Debt Fund for cancer cure. This allows the investor to donate either 50% or 100% of the dividend income earned on the Fund to Indian Cancer Society to help needy cancer patients with their treatment.


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