asset allocation


COVID rearing its head up- April 2021

Markets remained buoyant as NIFTY & SENSEX were up 71% & 68% in FY 21. This move has largely been driven by liquidity due to strong FII inflows over last few months. Although we are currently witnessing the 2nd wave of COVID with a sharp spurt in cases, mortality rates remain low, partly due to …

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stock markets

Stock markets hit new highs

As the economy gradually opens up we are witnessing better economic data, stock markets are hitting all-time highs. There has been a gradual decline in daily COVID cases over the last few months. We have also seen steady progress in terms of vaccines by different countries as vaccines have already been launched in the UK, …

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Gold as a hedge against global uncertainty

One of the main reasons to own gold right now is the rising risk of a potential meltdown in global equities that is likely to underperform over the next year in a global economic downturn led by an imploding China.  China is projected to announce a gross domestic product expansion target for 2019 of between …

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Crash course of overheated markets

As we draw close to the current financial year, markets have corrected ~10% from recent all-time high NIFTY of 11,171 touched on 29th January 2018. The markets & especially mid & small-caps were overvalued & some price rationalization is happening. The increasing trend in 10 year g-sec rates in both India & the USA are …

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market review

Creating a new normal…

The Indian markets have been scaling new highs with NIFTY remaining above 10,000 for over a month. The current rally in Indian market is fuelled by strong liquidity from domestic investors. As strong inflows continue into domestic mutual funds reforms initiated by the Modi-led government reaffirm the faith of foreign investors ( as evident from …

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How much to invest in equities

One of the initial investment decisions that one has to make is what proportion of assets to invest in equities & what proportion in debt. One of the basic thumb rules used over the years to decide on equity allocation is the 100 minus age allocation. The risk taking capacity of a person is maximum …

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