Physical gold: Buying jewellery and gold coins is still one of the most popular modes of investing in gold. But holding gold in physical forms comes with two main disadvantages. Apart from the additional cost incurred for safekeeping, buying physical gold also comes with purity-related concerns. Additionally, one may also face challenges in accessing physical gold stored in bank lockers or selling it during a political turmoil or natural disaster. … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to invest in gold now?
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Across 2020, as major art festivals stand cancelled or postponed, most mainstream and leading galleries haven’t hosted a show in weeks, even as artists retreat to their studios to produce more work. Gallery Espace, Gallery 88, Chemould Prescott Road, ICONART Gallery, Hyderabad, Emami Art, Kolkata, Vadehra Contemporary Art Gallery, Mahua, The Art Gallery, Bengaluru, GALLERYSKE, Bengaluru, The Apparao Galleries network and The Kiran Nadar Museum regularly hosts talks, online events and webinars through which you can familiarise yourself with what’s new in the art space and also pick up art history details. … [Read more...] about Buying art for dummies: Why you should buy, what you should buy and how you should build up your art portfolio to offer you both joy and great returns
Though the inflation-beating potential of equities is well-known, its inherent volatility often makes investors look the other way, giving preference to fixed-income instruments.Note that though they offer assured returns, they are not enough to counter the effects of inflation, resulting in short-fall of your desired corpus.Hence, it’s imperative to have a healthy allocation of equity in your portfolio. This can be easily done through mutual funds.Adopting the SIP (systematic investment plan) route to kick-start equity investment not only helps you build wealth in a disciplined and sustained manner, but also helps you remain invested across market cycles. … [Read more...] about Roadblocks to financial independence and ways to overcome them
However, if we are honest, when looking at the flip phone form factor, design and nostalgia play equally important roles, maybe even more so than specifications. Sure, the Z Flip 5G may share the same SoC as the Galaxy Note 20 and S20 phones, but the rest of its specs are anything but flagship. … [Read more...] about Motorola Razr 5G vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G: How do the best 2020 flip smartphones compare?
NB: There are four dimensions of value. The first is financial: Brands are a financial asset on the balance sheet. That’s one reason you should invest in them. When Gillette was acquired by P&G, the value of the brand alone was $25 billion. Number two is consumer value: Brand drives consumer decision-making. Number three is growth: Brands that transcended their category and cross over into different products, a lot of them have a clear iconic vision. The way that Apple has managed to go from a desktop computer to an iPod to a phone to monitoring people’s fitness and being a watch, it’s coming from the same thing: creative tools for creative minds. That empowers and enables them. And the fourth value is cultural value: Iconic brands have a disproportionate share of cultural voice, and they hold the internal culture of companies. … [Read more...] about What Airbnb Has Discovered About Building A Lasting Brand