Alternative investment returns monitor: For the week ending September 5, 2018

The Krugerrand Coin index represents the denomination of a 22 carat gold bullion coin weighing one troy ounce. The scope and attractiveness of alternative investments is increasing. Here’s a weekly tracker of returns from such investments. But don’t compare these with returns from traditional investments since the proportion and purpose of alternative investments is vastly different. Diamond […]

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Sebi panel may ease investment rules for NRIs, foreign funds

After an FPI lobby group openly criticised the regulator last week, the committee, headed by HR Khan, former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, came out with the fresh set of recommendations. Mumbai: Foreign portfolio investors will breathe a sigh of relief after a Securities and Exchange Board of India-appointed panel on Saturday […]

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How long is long-term when investing in equity?

The trade-off is crystal clear—the shorter the period, the higher the potential gain but the worse the possible risk In personal finance, there are many terms that mean nothing at all, some that could mean anything, and a few that mean different things to different people. One such term is ‘long term’. How long is […]

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In Charts: Is India Really Seeing A Revival In Private Investment?

Lack of private investment has been the Achilles heel of the Indian economy for the last few years. While consumption and government spending have held up growth, private investment has remained sluggish for a number of reasons including excess capacity and the twin balance sheet problem. There is now early optimism that the investment cycle […]

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How Investment in AI Is Changing

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) aren’t being widely adopted yet, but many firms are looking to change this. In May 2018, Forrester Consulting surveyed 433 decision-makers in Western Europe and the US who were knowledgeable about the procurement of technology at their company. Nearly half said they plan to make a major investment in AI within the […]

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How UPI is making mutual fund investments faster

By offering UPI, mutual fund investment houses are trying to reduce the time for investing in a scheme to within 24 hours. Photo: iStockphoto As digital transactions slowly but surely gain steam in the country, mutual funds too are opening up newer digital avenues for investors. The aim is to make investing as easier as […]

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Alibaba Group leads $1.38 B investment in express delivery company ZTO Express

The Alibaba Group has one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in the world, achieving a total transaction volume of 3 trillion yuan (US$466.8 billion) in 2016. Fuelling this mammoth enterprise is one of the largest logistics networks anywhere, powering hundreds of thousands of deliveries every day across China and the rest of the world. Alibaba announced plans in March […]

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4 investment asset allocation strategies to create wealth

Harsh Jain To grow one’s capital, it is important to decide how much money is to be invested in equity, debt, etc rather than choosing which equity or debt mutual fund to invest in. This is called asset allocation as it entails where to invest and by how much. Asset allocation refers to how much of your […]

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