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Types of Debentures

In continuation of our series on debentures we would today deal with different kinds of debentures. This will help in giving you a clear idea of the various kinds of debentures that are in work in the financial market.

Well debentures can be classified differently based on a variety of factors. These include

1. Redemption or Tenure
2. Convertibility
3. Security
4. Transferability
5. Mode of redemption
6. Type of Interest Rates offered

Characteristics of Debentures

In these series of posts, we are discussing about debentures. The earlier post was an introduction to debentures and as promised here we will continue from where we left in the earlier series on debenture. Till now you must have got aware of the fact that a debenture holder is not a owner of the company but merely its creditor.

So what are the features of debentures? What are it’s essential characteristics? Let’s discuss these in details in this post.

Debentures : An Introduction

Most first timers into capital market find it difficult to mark any differences between Debentures and stocks. Here we publish a series of write ups on debentures for beginners in stock markets. First of all lets understand what are debentures.

Investing in SIP – The most systematic way to achieve your financial goals

All of us have heard of the term SIP. You must have come across the term in financial magazines or websites invariably as they have become the most favorable way to enter into the financial markets in today’s volatile times.

ELSS or ULIP: Where to Invest

When it comes to investment in equity, both ELSS and ULIP give the investor with a lot of option and mileage. But the decision to park your money in the scheme of your liking is something that depends on your own requirements.

Let’s first take some time to understand ELSS and ULIP with relation to your investment decision.

ELSS (Equity Linked Saving Schemes)

Best ELSS Schemes in India for the year 2012

ELSS Funds


Look Before Investing in ELSS Schemes

As discussed in the earlier write up, ELSS schemes provide a spectacular avenue for taxpayers to save money. But be aware, this does not mean that you start investing blindly in each and every ELSS scheme that you come across.

ELSS: One of The Best Tool To Tax Planning

Not many ever bothered to put their money in the Equity Linked Saving Scheme (ELSS) until the government raised the limit of investing in ELSS from Rs10,000 to Rs 1,00,000 and made it exempted u/s 80-C. SO today any investment upto Rs 1,00,000 in the ELSS schemes are elgible for exemption on the entire amount. So what are ELSS?

Why do You Need a PAN Card?

The “Permanent Account Number” or the PAN number is series of alpha numeric number that is issued by the income tax department of India to the taxpayers. The number that is allotted to a person is unique and cannot be transferred. Though initially, the purpose of issuing PAN numbers was to use it as an aid to collect taxpayer’s money and process the same, over the time, it has come to serve as a proof of identity of the card holder. Apart from this, a PAN card is needed for multiple purpose. These are enumerated below:

Why do You Need a PAN Card?

How To Choose A Good Company Deposit Scheme

Company deposits are preferred by investors due to the high rates of interest they offer. However not all company fixed deposits are safe investments. Company fixed deposits have higher risk than bank fixed deposits because these type of deposits are unsecured and thus if the company goes bust you will lose your money.

So how do you choose the best company that where you could park your funds; earn a handsome return and yet be secure? Consider the following points

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