Viewpoint | Investment advice is not just for the rich

As a financial advisor, this is one of the most common misconceptions that I come across—professional financial advice is only for the rich. In fact and to an extent, it is the other way round. No doubt the rich need proper advice to manage their enormous wealth. But remember, the rich are already smart enough […]

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Five Investment Options That Offer Safe Returns

There are several investment avenues available in the market. According to financial experts, investors must park their wealth in schemes that offer higher returns. Investors should look for a portfolio with lower risk rather than going for the higher risk portfolio, they say.  For risk-averse investors, fixed income instruments  – which guarantee a specific rate […]

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Should you invest in algorithm-based quant mutual funds?

Many equity fund managers have found it difficult to beat the market in recent years. In such a scenario, is an analytics-driven programme to handle a mutual fund portfolio the answer? This is the premise behind quant funds that adopt a rules-based, data-driven approach to build a portfolio of stocks. Fund houses seem keen to […]

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RBI tweaks norms on VRR investment by FPIs

The Reserve Bank of India Friday fixed the investment limit at Rs 54,606.55 crore for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) under the voluntary retention route (VRR), which allows to park funds in both government securities as well as corporate debt. VRR for investments by FPIs was introduced on March 1. Limits for investment in debt by […]

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Don’t change your investment strategy due to elections

From economists to businesses to the common man, the election results are a very-keenly watched and much-discussed event, with various decisions being put on hold to be decided after the outcome. There are multiple opinions on what will the impact of the outcome be on financial markets and investment portfolios. Irrespective of which party comes to power, […]

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Mastercard to invest $1 billion to develop India as global tech node

This investment will help foster innovation and increase Mastercard’s speed-to-market capabilities and value-added services Global card payments major Mastercard, on Monday, said it will invest $1 billion in India over the next five years, with plans to make the country a global technology node for its platforms. The company has already invested $1 billion in […]

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India’s Top Investment Destinations

Every state in India has a unique economic profile that presents challenges and opportunities to any foreign investor examining the country for expansion. In this article, we provide a bird’s eye view of the economic features of the country’s top five investment destinations: Gujarat A leading industrial state, Gujarat enjoys faster GDP growth than India as a […]

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