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Personal finance: It’s good to go into debt (funds)

If you’ve been reading this space, you’d know about the fundamental questions you need to ask yourself before investing (short goal, long goal, risk appetite, age of retirement; and then, revisit them at a later stage) and the different kinds of mutual funds there are.
Mutual funds give better returns over a period than the average inflation rate and equity funds are best suited for investors inclined to benefit from the highs and lows of the shares market.(Bloomberg)
Mutual funds give better returns over a period than the average inflation rate and equity funds are best suited for investors inclined to benefit from the highs and lows of the shares market.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 01:01 PM IST
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ByAbeer Ray

How to secure investments in these uncertain times

Given that the uncertainty will hang heavy for a while, portfolio rebalancing is the need of the hour. Once the investor has decided on a certain asset allocation, they should stay with it till their circumstances change.
There are various other challenges that are unique to each investor and are closely linked to their age and situations in life. (Shutterstock)
There are various other challenges that are unique to each investor and are closely linked to their age and situations in life. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

How can FD protect your savings from market volatility?

One area you can pay attention to, during this volatile period, is asset allocation. To this end, steer clear of risks by investing in a fixed deposit as it offers yields independent of the market.
As a retail investor, focusing on the big picture is important, but adopting practical measures is equally vital to ensure financial safety.
As a retail investor, focusing on the big picture is important, but adopting practical measures is equally vital to ensure financial safety.
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 06:21 PM IST
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Three personal finance myths busted

Htmoney looks at one of the few countless money myths floating in the market that affect your money.
A young beginner may want to put money in safe and liquid investments to meet short-term needs whereas a retired person with a regular pension income may like to invest more in equity to maintain purchasing power.(HT File Photo)
A young beginner may want to put money in safe and liquid investments to meet short-term needs whereas a retired person with a regular pension income may like to invest more in equity to maintain purchasing power.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByRevati Krishna

Don’t change your investment strategy due to elections

It is important to keep in mind that there is no perfect way to predict the outcome of elections. Thus, speculating on a certain outcome and trying to build a strategy around that view can be damaging for investors, especially when they are saving towards long-term goals.
The election rhetoric should not be confused with what government policy will be, and should therefore, not form the foundation of an investment portfolio.(Illustrator; Sudhir Shetty)
The election rhetoric should not be confused with what government policy will be, and should therefore, not form the foundation of an investment portfolio.(Illustrator; Sudhir Shetty)
Updated on May 13, 2019 02:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVishal Dhawan

Nimble investors should concentrate on capital protection

The question is whether we are staring at a prolonged period of uncertainty, stretching into the post-election period next year and if a more defensive positioning and tweaked asset allocation is advisable
India’s financial market is wary. The rupee continues its slide, stocks have fallen and the bond market roiled by fears of default(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
India’s financial market is wary. The rupee continues its slide, stocks have fallen and the bond market roiled by fears of default(Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 06:29 PM IST
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ByUdayan Mukherjee
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