7 bad moves that can cost your equity portfolio

7 bad moves that can cost your equity portfolio

Making big money is way different from making quick money, where the former requires a lot of patience while latter require loads of luck. Should the first on be your choice, then patience is a virtue you need to hold on to, or if in case it’s about quick money, then look out for other options instead of stocks. Serious wealth creation in stocks is related to more than just about money and bad plans can cost you dearly. The 7 habits to avoid Being hasty: Though a compounding asset…

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Are you picking the right Equity Mutual Fund? Here’s why it’s not easy.

Are you picking the right Equity Mutual Fund? Here’s why it’s not easy.

It may be simple to pick a good equity mutual fund today. Online Forums, advise from colleagues and friends and a peek at their portfolio; information on popular mutual fund websites are all cues which investors pick up to decide on their choice of equity mutual fund. Here’s the big question. What are investors doing to track it? How are they answering the questions on “Have I picked the right one?” or “Should I change my portfolio?” Honestly, there is no single answer or Clark’s table to answer this best….

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Sorry Mr Buffett, your advice of index fund investing not best choice in India

Sorry Mr Buffett, your advice of index fund investing not best choice in India

NEW DELHI: Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett, admired across the globe not only by the analyst community but also retail investors, said investors should “stick with low-cost index funds.” This guru mantra might work for investors in the US or any other developed market, but may not be that effective in India, at least at the current stage of evolution of the Indian equity market, say market analysts. Buffett, widely considered one of the world’s best equity investors, said in his annual letter to shareholders that trillions of dollars are managed…

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Education – An Expensive, yet Essential gift you give your child

Education – An Expensive, yet Essential gift you give your child

The Education we provide our children is not just the duty, but the biggest and best gift the parent can offer the child. The Indian Parent has never settled for anything less when it came to this front. Good Education is a top priority for parents irrespective of the social or economic class they belong. Elementary, secondary and higher education defines the future of every child and the society as a whole. This high priority sect of services has evolved over time and private educational institutions transformed the landscape and…

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Demonetisation: Equities remain best bet; avoid exposure to gold, real estate

Demonetisation: Equities remain best bet; avoid exposure to gold, real estate

Domestic equity market has witnessed a slide in recent weeks even as there is widespread expectation that governor of Reserve Bank of India, Urjit Patel, will announce a cut in repo rate in the forthcoming fifth bi-monthly Monetary Policy statement on December 7 to spur growth. Sarbajeet K Sen The demonetisation exercise by the government has created negative impact on asset classes such as real estate and gold, with purchases slowing down in both. Domestic equity market has witnessed a slide in recent weeks even as there is widespread expectation…

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Market Rally and the Festive Season. Truth, Tradition and Tale.

Market Rally and the Festive Season. Truth, Tradition and Tale.

It is no secret that the Indian Stock Market is expected to rally during the months October – April. Dipping to the year’s lowest most just before the onset of the festive season, it is a conceded notion for the markets to look up at a bull rally after the Muhurat trading session on Diwali day.  Yes it’s true. The markets ended on a three month low on the 17th of October 2016. The BSE Sensex closed at its lowest in more than three months on Monday, as investors braced…

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RBI has delivered on rate cut: How you can make money in stocks now

RBI has delivered on rate cut: How you can make money in stocks now

Earning in stocks of certain sectors is set to increase with the new RBI rate cut. The domestic stock market might like the new avatar of Urjit Patel as dovish RBI Governor. The jittery market and stocks breathed a sigh of relief after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) slashed policy rates by 25 bps to 6.25 per cent and indicated that inflation will cool off in the subsequent quarters. Further cooling off in inflation will provide room to the central bank to cut rates further, which would be important…

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Stay invested in the Blue Chip Stock – It gets back ‘UP’ and stays ‘Green’ for good.

Stay invested in the Blue Chip Stock – It gets back ‘UP’ and stays ‘Green’ for good.

What are Blue Chip Stocks? Good returns, lesser volatility, stable earnings and high quality are the characteristics of a ‘Blue Chip’ stock. To be precise, a Blue Chip stock is a company that has proved its mettle on the books of accounts over the years. It is the stock of a company that has grown steadily over the years, with the ability to pay increasing dividends. With just so much on the basics of a ‘blue chip stock’, let’s see what it has in-store for the retail investor who is…

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Dividend or Growth: Which MF option is better for you?

Dividend or Growth: Which MF option is better for you?

While dividend option on debt fund works for those looking for regular income, all other investors should invest in growth option When Shweta first met her financial advisor, the idea of a mutual fund really appealed to her. She was really delighted that she could create wealth through equities and also get the benefit of diversifying her risk. But she was really spoilt for choice. There were over 35 fund houses and over 1000 schemes on offer. Further each scheme had a direct plan and a broker plan. Then you…

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Knowing when to sell is the secret to profiting from the stock market

Knowing when to sell is the secret to profiting from the stock market

Stock Market trading can be tricky, timing is the key NEW DELHI: Rahul Senapati a software firm employee in Gurgaon had invested in a well known tech firm’s stock two and half years ago. Since then, however, the value of his investment has been trending down. Despite initial research, the share price began plummeting since the time he invested in it. Rahul’s dilemma is whether to hang on, weather the current situation and wait for his investment to turn better or sell now and cut his losses. Rahul is not alone….

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