Real Estate Investment vs Equity Investment

While you know my aversion to real estate investment in India, I don’t discourage anyone from investing in it. If you don’t mind the corruption related to property deals, you might make more than simply investing in equity and debt mutual funds. But before you decide which way to go, make some informed decisions. In this post I will try to simplify some calculations which can help you guide in the right direction. I will also mention some risks involved in each of those asset classes. Buying a property Lets take an example to make it easy. You will have … Continue reading “Real Estate Investment vs Equity Investment”

Sensex and Nifty Up More Than 35%

I wrote a post less than three months ago that Sensex and Nifty have fallen more than 30%. It is only fair that I should write a post when the indices have gone up. This time, they have gone up by more than 35%! The unfortunate thing is that I have no idea why. But hopefully your investments are up and probably in the green zone. Of course neither indices (thankfully) have not reached their historic highs. Interestingly, some people confuse why the market has not reached the peak when it is up the same percentage as when it went … Continue reading “Sensex and Nifty Up More Than 35%”

Let’s Understand Asset Classes

Did you know that if you only invested all your money in stocks you would get incredible returns over the long term? But what if you cannot stomach the risk where your investment could erode by 70% within a few months? Would you be able to sleep soundly if you found that your Rs. 50 lakhs investment became Rs. 15 lakhs? If you don’t like the wild roller coaster ride then you might want to diversify your investments into different investment baskets of varying risks. Generally risk is correlated with returns, so lower risk usually means lower returns too. To … Continue reading “Let’s Understand Asset Classes”