Gold has done very well over the past couple of years. If you want to invest in gold, there are many ways to take exposure. You can buy physical gold or gold jewellery. You can in gold ETFs, gold mutual funds and Sovereign Gold Bonds. Investing in Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGB) has certain limitations but SGBs are my preferred way to invest in Gold. Do note this is not a … [Read more...] about Planning to buy Sovereign Gold Bonds in the Secondary market? Keep this in mind
Is this a good time to invest? Are the markets too cheap or expensive? Let’s look at historical data to get a perspective. In this post, let’s look at Nifty PE levels and see if this provides some information about prospective/future Nifty returns. I have considered Standalone P/E of Nifty 50 as reported on the NSE website. You can download the complete data from this … [Read more...] about What does Nifty PE indicate about future returns?
Go ahead. Who am I to tell? However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. #1 You cannot become rich watching CNBC or by acting on stock tips You need to have the skill to pick up the right stocks and you should be willing to research the stocks before you invest. And you need time to do all the research. You can’t take a shortcut and watch CNBC or other … [Read more...] about Should you invest directly in equities?
Karthik, a good friend, forwarded an article from ColloborativeFund.com titled “The Reasonable Formation of Unreasonable Things”. The article talks about how market bubbles and crashes are inevitable. And that bubbles are a result of shortening investment horizons. And that volatility is needed if you need big returns. The article made a lot of sense to me. By the way, the … [Read more...] about How Traders and Investors have different expectations and how it affects markets?
This is our second blog post on trading discipline. In our previous post on trading discipline, we had discussed the importance of adequate risk reward in trading. In this post, we shall write about the trade sizing. You recently landed up a hefty annual bonus and want to park these funds for quick returns. Mutual funds are too conservative for you. You want quick returns; … [Read more...] about Trading Discipline: How much to trade
Ever felt you are getting enough trading calls right, but aren’t still making significant profits? An unfavourable risk-reward ratio could be the answer. At the outset, we want to mention that trading is inherently risky and requires, in addition to deep understanding of chart patterns, a lot of discipline. Be advised that trading is not a quick way to make money. A trader must … [Read more...] about Trading Discipline: Risk and Reward
Growing up, we had always heard that the rising crude prices are not good for India. The rationale was quite simple. Higher the fuel prices, higher the inflationary pressures. Unlike developed nations, India struggles more with high inflation rather than with low inflation. Additionally, India relies heavy on imports to meet its fuel requirements. Higher the price of crude, … [Read more...] about Fall in crude price: What to buy?