Monday, April 22, 2013

So Gold prices have crashed

So Gold prices have crashed. What would you tell your investors now?

This is probably the question that must be bothering most investment advisors. If you are an investment advisor, there is not a week that passed in last five years when some investor (your client or your prospect) came to you asking to invest in Gold. The yellow metal has always fascinated the world in general and Indians in particular.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Understanding calculated risk and its impact on investments

 Very often, one comes across certain clich├ęd terms, one wonders whether the user understood the meaning of what was said. The other day, I was having a discussion with someone who was concerned about the loss in an equity mutual fund account. He had been investing in this account through SIP for almost three years now. The moment I indicated that equity investments are always subject to a higher risk that this gentleman uttered a very commonly used phrase that he understood the risk and he always took “calculated risk”.

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