Value Averaging Investment Plan- An Option for Higher Equity Returns

It is a common practice for equity investors to invest more when markets fall and restrict investment when markets rise. But many disciplined investors find it difficult to time the market and therefore invest in options such as Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) to reduce market risks. An SIP, however, invests the same amount irrespective of … Continue reading Value Averaging Investment Plan- An Option for Higher Equity Returns

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Investing in Fund of Funds

Mutual fund investments have gained a lot of popularity in the last two decades, primarily for its ability to reduce risks, provide greater diversification and beat market volatility to a certain extent. But with a plethora of schemes available in the market, how does one choose the right one or diversify among the different schemes? … Continue reading Investing in Fund of Funds

Investing in Fixed Maturity Plans

Since the last year, Fixed Maturity Plans, or FMPs in short, have been gaining considerable popularity among conservative investors. The prime reason for this lies in investors seeking a safer alternative to equity funds, with better returns and tax efficiency. So how good are Fixed Maturity Plans? Does it really pay to invest in them, … Continue reading Investing in Fixed Maturity Plans

Diversify Your Portfolio with Global Investment Funds

It is a well known fact that diversification helps to hedge risk in a portfolio. By investing in a range of assets across different sectors or classes, the risk associated with the portfolio greatly reduces. Typically, portfolio diversification could be across different sectors, across asset classes such as bonds & equities, or across regions such … Continue reading Diversify Your Portfolio with Global Investment Funds

Multi Asset Funds to Beat Market Volatility

Volatility in the market is no new phenomenon for us now. In the recent months we have seen erratic behavior not only in the Indian Markets but also globally, owing to the European debt crisis and fiscal pressures in the US. We are constantly witnessing bouts of upward and downward movements of interest rates, index … Continue reading Multi Asset Funds to Beat Market Volatility