What Budget 2018 could mean for the stock market

My father-in-law and niece both have their birthdays on the same day, so usually, 1 February is a day of double celebration in our family. This year however, it was also the day the Finance Minister had some not-so-good news for us (and equity investors)… Currently, long term capital gains arising on sale of listed … Continue reading What Budget 2018 could mean for the stock market

Why you should think beyond fixed deposits

This is a story of two friends – Katrina and Deepika. Both of them got married in the year 1980. Katrina comes from a conservative family whose members mostly "invest" their hard-earned money in a bank fixed deposit. The reason was simple – fixed deposits are “safe”. There is no fluctuation and you consistently earn interest … Continue reading Why you should think beyond fixed deposits

Thoughts on management of volatility in a portfolio

We recently received a query from one of our clients regarding management of volatility in a portfolio. Many are of the opinion that timing the market by way of constantly switching between equity and debt depending on market fluctuations may be the best way to counter volatility. We are reproducing below our reply capturing our thoughts … Continue reading Thoughts on management of volatility in a portfolio