Police Are Investing In New Technology. ‘Thin Blue Lie’ Asks, ‘Does It Work?’

In 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year old unarmed black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. In the four months that followed, the stock price of the stun-gun maker Taser International, now known as Axon Enterprise, nearly doubled. The following year, the Department of Justice launched a pilot program awarding more than $23.2 million in grants to expand the use of body cameras worn by police officers across the country. Today, these types of technologies are often touted by law enforcement officials and policy makers as ways to…

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Fatca doesn’t prohibit NRIs from investing in mutual funds in India

Photo: iStock I am an NRI and have been told that I can’t invest in mutual funds in India because of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca). Is that true? If yes, what is the next best option for me to invest in? —Abhay Gupta Ever since Fatca has been enforced, financial institutions outside the US have become increasingly reluctant to deal with US entities. This has also led many people to think that Fatca prohibits any transaction between US entities and non-US financial institutions. But Fatca does not prohibit NRIs from…

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How To Earn Monthly Regular Income By Investing In Mutual Funds

Under the SWP option, the mutual fund investor gets a specified amount as a monthly payout. Bank fixed deposits, Senior Citizens Savings Scheme, and Post Office Monthly Income Schemes are some of the popular investment options for retired and semi-retired people who like to earn regular monthly income. Can mutual funds do the job? Many debt funds as well as some balanced fund offer a monthly dividend option. But remember, dividends are not guaranteed. They are distributed from gains made by the scheme, which is market linked, In other words,…

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How to earn Rs 50,000 monthly via investing in mutual funds?

Disclaimer: This story is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. You can earn a regular monthly income just by investing a substantial portion into mutual funds. However this may include the impending tax liability. In a mutual fund query, an investor wanted to know where they should invest to earn Rs 50,000 on a monthly basis, a report by ET Mutual Funds revealed. “I am looking for a monthly income of Rs 50,000. Tell me how to go about it? How much investment is required? Whether one-time…

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Here’s What You’re Getting Wrong About Investing

Starting a business takes a lot of savvy. Many entrepreneurs border on genius when it comes to their particular niche, and that’s why people are willing to invest in, buy from, and do business with them. While a particular entrepreneur may thrive in her/his field, they may struggle in one common arena: Personal wealth management. Entrepreneurs spend so much time garnering investments that they often don’t take the time to make any of their own. If you’ve ever started something you probably know all too well how easy it is…

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