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Increase SIPs if markets fall

Though boring, these instruments work well if there is a broad bear market

Devangshu Datta 

Devangshu Datta

The Budget was very poorly received by the stock market, which was focussed on hopes of a significant cut in income tax, and the removal of long-term capital gains tax. The latter didn’t happen and it’s not clear how much the new “no exemptions” income tax scheme offers in the way of relief to the middle-class. Another disappointment was the lack of tax breaks for insurance.

Moreover, more non-resident Indians (NRIs) could fall into the tax net with the norms being changed. The removal of double taxation of Dividends will help corporates. But the market was also ...

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First Published: Sun, February 02 2020. 23:35 IST
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