Mutual funds are becoming a very popular way for individuals to invest in India. Instead of buying shares in individual stocks, people are opting for mutual funds these days says Sachin Karpe.
There are 4 major pros of investing in mutual funds:
- Mutual funds are an easy way for an investor to buy stocks which would otherwise be difficult to manage.
- Mutual funds can buy numerous individual stocks across various industry sectors, which make it more diversified.
- Mutual funds are handled and managed by professionals who are qualified and have industry experience.
- There is no maximum or minimum amount for investing in mutual funds. You can invest even if you don’t have much financial or investing experience.
The Cons of Investing in Mutual Funds
But, where there are advantages, there are disadvantages too. Below are 4 major cons of investing in mutual funds:
- Managing mutual funds could be expensive. There are sales commissions involved. There is an annual fee, regardless of the performance.
- Mutual fund stock prices are calculated and disclosed to public only once every day. Every mutual fund is made for multiple investors, the price fluctuates depending on the net asset value, and hence the price isn’t set until the market day ends officially.
- In mutual funds long term capital gains are taxed at a lower rate than short term capital gains.
- In mutual funds you can make a loss on an investment but still end up paying taxes.
This is what I, Sachin Karpe, feel about mutual fund investments.
Android 4.4.4 KitKat update is now available for Moto E, Moto G and Moto X smartphones in India says Sachin Karpe. This new update carries an extra security features for browsing internet. There is no charge for the update other than the data connection usage. Users will receive notifications to update their operating system in phases. For others, this can be assed from settings menu also.
Orkut, Google’s first social networking site, will cease to exist with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago. Orkut, the widely used social networking website in India and Brazil, will shut down on September 30. Since facebook, YouTube, Blogger and Google+ have been growing on a greater extent, these platforms have outspaced the growth of orkut and so according to Google its time to shut it down utter Sachin Karpe.
One reason why google will shut orkut down is to focus on its other social networking initiatives. The company declined to say how many users Orkut has. Google has increasingly sought to position Google+ less as a social networking “stream” that competes with Facebook, and more as a means of establishing a unified “user identity” system to improve Google’s various Web properties.
Last year, for example, Google began requiring users of its YouTube site to sign in with their Google+ identity before posting comments about videos. The company said it would preserve an archive of all Orkut “communities” that will be available from September 30. So for all the avid fans and users Orkut this would be the last two to enjoy the games, scrap posts etc.
The company responsible for the small car revolution in India, way back in 80s, has now geared up to enter the luxury segment says Sachin Karpe. Its record of selling big cars has not been as successful as expected, yet the car maker will test its mettle by introducing a slew of 4 cars. It has always understood the pulse of Indian consumers’ hat helped it get a good grip in the car market with its legendary 800 models. Battling a continuously lowering profit and a tough competition, Maruti has been looking for new ideas and innovations since quite some time now says Sachin Karpe.
Bharti Airtel and Loop mobile could soon become one say Sachin Karpe. Although both companies announced their merger plans in February. It seems, the due diligence is nearing its end and regulatory approvals are expected soon. Post that, Bharti’s customer base in Mumbai would go up to seven million after adding some three million subscribers of Loop to its network. Loop will transfer its more than 2,500 cell sites in the city to Bharti’s existing 4,000-strong network. Moreover, Loop’s customers are higher paying – on an average Rs 225 compared with Rs 195 for Bharti in the December quarter. This will make Bharti the third largest telecom player in the world by customer base.
Sachin Karpe shares 10 success tips for young entrepreneurs-
Do what you love – All successful teen businesses have one factor in common: Their owners love what they do – so choose a small business idea that aligns with your interests, no matter what they are. Know what you want – Are you willing to leave school if your business takes off? Or do you envision your business as a side project? Being able to answer questions like these will help you organize your time and priorities. Be radical – In your late teens and early 20s, your thinking is fresh, original and full of energy. Don’t be afraid to try something no one’s ever done, create an off-the-wall product or shake up an existing market by changing factors (such as a service or delivery model) that established companies take for granted says Sachin Karpe
Uday Kotak, the founder, Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank was last night named the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 at an awards ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles. Mr Kotak was picked from among the 60 country finalists vying for the title from 51 countries, each of whom has already been named the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in their home countries says Sachin Karpe.