“There is an expectation of a much larger fiscal stimulus and monetary stimulus compared to what was done after the Lehman crisis. This will lead to currency debasement and fall in real interest rates. That is a fundamentally conducive situation for gold prices to rally,” says Mehta. Debasement of currency means lowering its purchasing power. … [Read more...] about Is gold a good portfolio hedge in volatile markets?
Assuming that DIY investors have done their research and are fairly confident of the long-term prospects, they still lack the conviction to go all out. For example, they may have decided that they will put Rs 60 out of Rs 100 in equity; I.e., DIY investors have a clear idea on asset allocation. But, despite spending considerable time and effort in shortlisting the right product, they do not have the confidence to invest the entire Rs 60. They will invest Rs 10 and if they are proven right in a few months, they would deploy Rs 10 more. They do not have enough conviction to take the plunge, without waiting for too long. … [Read more...] about The mistakes do-it-yourself investors make when the going gets tough
The numbers sourced from Venture Intelligence Data showed investments were made via 164 deals, compared to a more active 249 deals a year back, the report added. Among these deals, 14 were worth over $100 million – again a drop from 20 such deals in the same period last year. … [Read more...] about Private equity, venture capital funding drops from $9.2bn to $5.9bn in Q4FY20