How to construct and manage your investment portfolio in 4 simple steps

  Once a portfolio is constructed, it is critical to continuously monitor investor needs and market conditions. By Rohan Chinchwadkar Managing a complex investment portfolio can be challenging for individual investors, especially if financial planning is not done in a systematic way. Many times, investors focus too much on specific questions like ‘which stock to […]

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Investment Climate Forecast: Unsettled Markets

Investment markets can be confusing. To try to cut through the chatter and investment slang, we present this monthly view to you. We want you to give you a 50,000-foot view of market conditions updated as our view evolves. Currently, our Investment Climate Indicator remains at stormy. Stormy means that bear market rules apply, and […]

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Five Investment Ideas That Guarantee Assured Returns

Diwali is considered to be the most auspicious time for making money. People invest, buy properties, trade in equities and engage in financial transactions around Diwali. For people who are aggressive investors, investment in equities is a top bet. However, for risk-averse investors, fixed income instruments  – which guarantee a specific rate of return –  […]

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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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