Sectors which attracted the least investment in July included health tech ($21.74 million), automobile tech ($18.13 million), finance tech ($18.04 million) and travel and hospitality tech ($9.88 million). Logistics tech and life sciences in fact attracted no funding in July, it added. … [Read more...] about Indian startups saw 322% YoY jump in investments in July
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The US government has supported the economy with three times the money that the US Fed took 100 years to create post its establishment in 1913 and that too in the first four months of the pandemic. This clearly shows there is too much liquidity in the stock market. This liquidity was created by the US Fed, to be infused in the economy, but in the short-term, this liquidity is driving global stock markets. … [Read more...] about ‘Investing on basis of largecaps or midcaps old school of thought, focus on sectors’
When I was at LiveOps, I met with every new person the week they started, and we talked about values. I think that helped get us off to the right start. I’ve always also done “skip level” meetings with groups or individuals as a way to reach more people and hear what was really going on. I also did meetings with my direct reports—and their direct reports—to get a fuller picture of what was happening and build relationships throughout the organization. You may think that it’s impossible to be accessible to people when you have an organization of a certain size, or during a particular trying time that leaves you with little bandwidth, but great leaders show us otherwise. Throughout the pandemic, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has done an amazing job of connecting with 50,000 employees weekly through virtual all-hands meetings, which even includes many board members. He uses these opportunities to connect and cover current events, … [Read more...] about A CEO asks: Can I still form bonds with employees as the company grows?
Everything was fine till the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and equity markets world-over came tumbling down. In March 2020, the markets were so volatile and most our team's time went in pacifying our investors' concerns. We had always done the right strategic asset allocation for our investors, considering their risk profile, time horizon and the goal for which they were making the specific investments. For example, an equity investment would only be advised for a minimum period of 5-7 years (preferably 10-plus years). Still, we realised that many investors who came in during the last few years couldn't digest the volatility even though their time frame was much longer. … [Read more...] about The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists
While diversification is important for any investment portfolio, owning too many funds is useless. Diversification is not about having as many funds as possible. In fact, no additional diversification benefits are available by investing in more funds beyond a certain point. There is always a right amount of diversification. And if you have more of it, i.e., over-diversification, it doesn’t help. Most investors can do with having just a small number of funds of different types (from different categories). … [Read more...] about How many mutual funds should you have in your portfolio?