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Investment Options in India

Bank FDs
Very low risk and low liquidity.Low returns, but assured. Depending on the tenure and bank, could be around 6-9%Since returns are fully taxable, the post-tax returns will be still lower.Good for very low risk investors and those in the nil or low tax brackets.As interest rate scenario seems to be peaking, one could consider investing in 3-5 year FDs.
Low risk and low Liquidity.No assured returns but depending on tenure and the MF, could be around 6-9%. (Ability to deliver the indicative returns).MFs attract much lower taxation and hence give better post-tax returns vis-à-vis Bank FDs.Good for low risk investors, but in high tax brackets. Good for investing the debt portion of one’s portfolio.
Floating Rate Funds
Low risk and high liquidity.Market linked. Today could be around 5-7%.Lower taxation of MFs makes Floating Rate funds …


jConfig is an extremely helpful utility, arming the developer with a simple API for the management of properties. Parts of the implementation are based on the idea that Properties, from Java's perspective, are a good thing, but can be better. jConfig employs the use of XML files for storing and retrieving of property information. The information can be stuffed into nice categories, which makes management quite a bit simpler. The ability to load from a URL is also a nice feature. It allows for a central repository where multiple instances of jConfig can read a single file. The nifty ability to switch between XML and Properties files isn't fully exploited yet, but will be coming soon. That will mean that the developer would take their existing Properties files and export them to XML. That means less time to get up and get going with jConfig.
My team is planning to use JConfig in one of the upcoming projects. If you have a view on JConfig, plz share that experience. Or, if you are…

Monitor and diagnose performance in Java SE 6

Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE) focuses on performance, with expanded tools for managing and monitoring applications as well as diagnosing common problems. This article outlines the basis of monitoring and management in the Java SE platform and provides detailed information about the relevant enhancements in Java SE 6.

Java SE 6 provides an in-depth focus on performance, offering expanded tools for managing and monitoring applications and for diagnosing common problems. The improvements include:

Monitoring and management API enhancementsOfficial support for an improved graphical monitoring tool called JConsoleEnhanced instrumentation of the Java virtual machine (JVM)
This article outlines the basis of monitoring and management in the Java SE platform and provides detailed information about the performance monitoring and management enhancements in the latest release. It also describes the diagnostic and troubleshooting tools available in the Java SE 6 platform.

Link: Monitor …