Category : Invest

The 3 investing questions retirees need to ask

Managing your investment portfolio in retirement can be tricky. Investors need to balance income generation with risk and capital preservation. Getting the balance wrong means you could run out of money. When trying to make your money last in retirement, every penny counts. And you can lose a lot of those pennies in surprising places.

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Five mistakes to avoid when investing in an ELSS fund

With the tax-saving season having begun, a lot of people are looking at investing in equity-linked saving schemes (ELSS), where they can get equity-like returns along with the benefit of tax saving. However, investors also make a number of mistakes when investing in these funds. Here are some of the common ones that they should

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Investing apps can foil financial planning

New investors need at least two things: money and confidence. But many beginners, especially younger people, lack both. What they do have are investing apps, carefully designed to plug those holes by removing minimum investment requirements and adding a little encouragement. One company, Acorns, will literally invest your small change. These apps bring what has

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The 1 thing Millennials need to know about investing

The oldest Millennials are now starting to enter their formative years in the workforce and the youngest of the group will soon graduate from high school. Millions of Millennials are going to be making decisions about what to do with their finances and how much to spend or save for the future. As Millennials think

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How to get beyond Finance vs IT

One thing that you’re likely to encounter in any IT department is resentment toward the Finance department. A staffer might be angry because “those bean counters in Finance who know nothing about technology” directed him to buy one product when he wanted to buy a different one. Or maybe Finance approves the acquisition of an

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9 questions to ask before investing

You would think that managing an investment portfolio for returns and risk should be sufficient to protect your interests as an investor. But costs and taxes are an integral part of financial products, and they can bleed the returns your money can earn. Not only does it take a bite out of your returns, but

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Why millennials are choosing shares over home ownership

Chris Brycki founded Stockspot, an investment firm that focuses on millennials who have chosen to skip home ownership in favour of shares, in 2013.  “Between 5 and 10 per cent I’d say of our clients are specifically investing to save up for a house deposit,” he said. “The rest either have decided they either don’t

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Diwali 2016 Stock Picks

Every diwali, we see a host of “experts” on various media going about their previous year’s performance and give out their 2 cents about which stocks could replicate that performance in the year to come.  This time too a whole host of broking firms have come out with their list of companies whose shares they

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Equity Investments 1 – BHEL

I had been wanting to write about my investments for long and it has just worked in fits and starts. Now that i have started to blog much more consistently, i plan to write briefly about all the stocks and mutual funds that i have invested in.  Also plan to put my portfolio on display

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Blood on the floor

What a change a few weeks can do in the life of a stock market.  At the begining of the year, there were predictions of the BSE Sensex reaching 24,000.  Post the battering that the markets have received in the past 2 odd weeks, it would be great if the markets can come back to

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