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You may soon get to invest in bond ETFs

You may soon get to invest in bond ETFs

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Bond exchange traded funds (ETF), similar in structure and intent to the stock ETF, could debut soon in India, where the government is seeking to enhance liquidity in debt investments and expand the scope for retail savings. New Delhi had floated a Request for Proposal (RFP) to appoint advisors for creating the bond ETF market, which is now beginning to rival stock ETFs in their depth and maturity overseas. The bidding closed May 16. Among the likely bidders is the Mumbai-based Trust Capital, three people familiar with the matter told ET. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which invited the tender for appointing the advisor, did not confirm the number of bidders in the race. Sources, however, said that Trust Capital may have been the only company to file the ...
How to build your own pension with annuities

How to build your own pension with annuities

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In the past, workers often could rely on having two sources of retirement income: Social Security and the pension their employer paid them. Having two reliable monthly checks coming in made it possible to have a financially secure retirement without necessarily having a lot of outside savings. Now, though, most companies don't offer pensions, and it's critical to save money for retirement in order to supplement Social Security payments that, in nearly all cases, are inadequate to cover your living expenses. If you have a retirement nest egg, one thing you can do with a portion of your savings is purchase what's known as an immediate annuity. By doing so, you can essentially build your own pension and get a guaranteed income to supplement Social Security for the rest of your life. Wha...

Make Saving for Retirement Easier — Invest Some Fun

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]Being told to save for retirement when you re starting a career can sound as appealing as eat your vegetables did when you were a kid at the dinner table But the task doesn t have to be as drab as digging into a plate of steamed cauliflower You can spice up the process to Latest Articles in
The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

The government created a fake cryptocurrency to help you avoid scams

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What is an ICO? There's a hot new crypto coin linked with luxury travel out there: HoweyCoins. But this initial coin offering isn't going to earn you anything more than a better understanding of how crypto works and a warning about scams. This mock ICO — or initial coin offering — is a creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission's office of investor education and advocacy in an effort to teach people about the dangers and pitfalls of investing in cryptocurrencies. Lesson one: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The goal of the project is to acquaint investing novices with signs of fraud before it's too late. "The rapid growth of the 'ICO' market, and its widespread promotion as a new investment opportunity, has provided fertile gro...