Is there a good time to review your portfolio allocation and re-jig it? Ideally, this should be done periodically and the re-allocation based on how far you are from your goals. The beginning of a new financial year is as good a time as any to review.
Tax-free bonds, seen hitting the Street in financial year 2015-16, might not be able to get the same attention as when interest rates were higher. The coupon rates on these bonds are expected to be much lower than what was offered earlier.
To do your banking transactions today, you don't need to step out of your home or office. Everything is possible at the click of a mouse or a swipe on the phone screen. Yet, you have to make one visit to the bank to open your account.
The market has been volatile in the past three months, with the volatility index, India VIX, fluctuating between 13 and 22. The gauge is a measure of investors' perception about the risk of sharp swings based on options prices.