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Everything you need to know about investing in mutual funds
Lump Sum vs SIP
You can regularly increase your investment by a fixed amount through SIP. The increase in investment is possible through the power of compounding, which helps you get a higher return on your investments.
Dividend Distribution Tax
DDT is payable over and above the income tax liability. No deduction or credit is allowed to the fund houses for DDT paid. Since the fund has already deducted the tax amount, dividends are tax-free in the hands of investors.
Growth vs Dividend
If regular income is your objective, then the dividend option is best suited for you. If you wish to create wealth for a long time, then the growth option will help you with your investment objective. Both of these options come with their share of advantages and disadvantages.
Securities Transaction Tax
STT not only ensures transparency to the system of security trading but also reduces the inflow of income into speculative transactions. STT was introduced in 2004 to collect taxes from financial market transactions and prevent tax evasion on capital gains from listed securities.
What is Mutual Fund NAV
You might have noticed the term "Net Asset Value (NAV) attached with mutual funds.Net Asset Value is the market value of a mutual fund unit. In simple terms it the price at which you can buy or sell a mutual fund. NAV and dividends have an impact on the portfolio's total return in the long-run.