Senior Citizen Saving Scheme

Definition: The Senior Citizen Saving Scheme or SCSS is a short-term government saving scheme meant for the Indian citizens of the age of more than 60 years. The purpose of SCSS is to fulfill the needs of senior investors, who seeks for guaranteed returns, regular payouts, and safety of capital. The Senior Citizen Saving Scheme…

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National Saving Certificate

Definition: The National Saving Certificate or NSC is the small-saving government scheme offered by the department of post and is available in several denominations of Rs 100, Rs. 500, Rs. 1000, Rs. 5,000, and Rs. 10,000. The National Saving Certificate is the fixed investment scheme backed by the government of India on which a fixed…

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Public Provident Fund

Definition: The Public Provident Fund, popularly known as PPF is the long-term saving scheme introduced by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in 1968. The purpose of the PPF is to mobilize the small savings of individual by offering them investments that carry a reasonable return along with the income-tax benefits. The Public Provident Fund is…

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Pyramid Scheme

Definition: The Pyramid Scheme is a pyramid like a business model that recruits people with a promise of guaranteed high returns through the recruitment of other people into the scheme. The Pyramid Scheme is an illegal form of investment where people are misled that by giving money they can make more money, but however, no…

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Special Funds

Definition: The Special Funds are those kinds of mutual funds that can neither be categorized as equity funds nor as the debt funds. These funds are unique and work well for those investors who have specific financial objectives. The following are the different types of Special Funds: Index Funds: These funds track and replicate the performance…

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Debt Funds

Definition: The Debt Funds are a kind of mutual funds that invest majorly in the fixed income instruments. The objective of the debt funds is to seek current income and preserve the capital. The debt funds are comparatively less volatile than the equity funds and provide a steady income to the investors. The Debt funds are…

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Equity Funds

Definition: The Equity Funds are the mutual funds that predominantly invest in stocks. The purchase of each share of stock represents the unit of ownership in the company. With the purchase of every unit of share of stock, the investor becomes the owner of the company and enjoy the profits in any of the following…

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Types of Mutual Funds

Definition:  The Mutual Fund is an investment organization that pools the resources of several investors who shares the common financial objectives. These pooled resources are then invested by the fund manager in different securities ranging from shares to debenture to money market instruments based on the objectives as stated in the fund scheme. Types of…

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Exchange Traded Funds

Definition: The Exchange Traded Funds or ETF  is the alternative investment fund that trade on the stock exchange very much like other stocks. These own the underlying assets such as shares of stocks, oil, futures, bonds, foreign currency, etc. and divide the ownership of these into shares which is then traded on the stock exchange.…

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Hedge Funds

Definition: The Hedge Funds are the investment funds that pool the resources of wealthy investors to reinvest these into an array of complicated financial instruments, using the wide range of investment techniques to generate higher returns for a given level of risk. The term “hedge” is derived from the word “hedging” which means “to reduce risk”.…

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