No discussion around investment options for women can be complete without talking about the yellow metal. Women buy gold for aesthetic purposes as well as store of value, although the allure of gold jewellery has weakened among younger women of late. Besides, loss on account of making charges and risk as well as cost in storing physical gold make it less preferred as an investment choice in its traditional form. … [Read more...] about Investing for women: Choosing between risk and safety
Himanshi has been a disciplined systematic investor in equity funds. She earns well, has a comfortable lifestyle and is single. She is keen to see her wealth grow, but is not very clear about her financial goals. She finds it easy to use SIPs to invest regularly. However, after the recent crisis she is more concerned about the returns on her investment. She is unsure whether continuing with equity will allow her to build wealth over the long term. Himanshi wants to understand how to evaluate her investments and whether it makes sense to continue with them now. Himanshi should know that returns from equity funds can only be estimated and not guaranteed. So, her focus should be on the processes she follows for choosing the funds, the timing of her investments and the period for which she invests. She can protect her investments from high risks by using a sound process and earn better returns. How can she estimate the returns? The easiest thing to do would be to form expectations on the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis: Not sure if you should continue with equity investments? Read this
Himanshi has been a disciplined systematic investor in equity funds. She earns well, has a comfortable lifestyle and is single. She is keen to see her wealth grow, but is not very clear about her financial goals. She finds it easy to use SIPs to invest regularly. However, after the recent crisis she is more concerned about the returns on her investment. She is unsure whether continuing with equity will allow her to build wealth over the long term. Himanshi wants to understand how to evaluate her investments and whether it makes sense to continue with them now. Himanshi should know that returns from equity funds can only be estimated and not guaranteed. So, her focus should be on the processes she follows for choosing the funds, the timing of her investments and the period for which she invests. She can protect her investments from high risks by using a sound process and earn better returns. How can she estimate the returns? The easiest thing to do would be to form expectations on the … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis: Should you continue with your equity investments?
MUMBAI: Asian Development Bank (ADB) will invest $100 million into the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India Fund of Funds. With ADB’s investment into the NIIF platform, the FoF has now secured $700 million in commitments. ADB will now join the Government of India (GOI) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as an investor in the Fund, said a press statement on Monday. NIIF is India’s first sovereign wealth fund that was set up by the Government of India in February 2015. It manages over $4 billion of capital commitments across three funds. NIIF already counts CPPIB, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, AustralianSuper, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Temasek, Axis Bank, HDFC Group, ICICI Bank and Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance as investors in the NIIF Master Fund, alongside Government of India. NIIF Fund of Funds was established in 2018 with the objective of creating a vehicle to provide India-focused private equity fund managers with a … [Read more...] about ADB to invest $100 million in NIIF fund of funds
Each mutual fund scheme is offered in two variants: Regular Plan and Direct Plan. The regular plan includes commission or brokerage paid out to the mutual fund distributor. The direct plan does not factor in such costs and these benefi ts directly pass on to the investor. It might sound simple, however, while choosing a direct plan, the investor must know that he needs to carry out the scheme selection on his own, at his own risk; or by hiring services of a Sebi registered investment adviser. Investment in direct plan Once the scheme has been identified, investment in the direct plan can be made online as well as offline (by filling up an investment application form). Online investment If one is investing online, directly on the fund house website or through a transaction portal, ‘Direct plan’ option must be selected. This will disable the requirement to enter broker code while filling up the online application form. If the investor is hiring the services of any Sebi … [Read more...] about All you need to know about investing in direct plans of mutual funds
SBI Mutual Fund has reopened its small cap scheme - SBI Small Cap Fund - for lumpsum investment after a gap of over four years. The fund hosue had stopped lumpsum investments in October 30, 2015, to stop huge inflows into the scheme at a time of high valuations in the small cap space. The fund house will allow lumpsum investments in the scheme from today. The fund house has put a limit of Rs 1,000 crore to the lumpsum inflows. “SBI MF had stopped the lumpsum investments for two reasons. One, the valuations in the small cap space were really high and there was a lot of money chasing a limited space of good opportunities. Now, they have opened the lumpsum investments because the small cap space is down 50% from its peak,” says Babu Krishnamoorthy, Chief Sherpa, FinSherpa, a financial advisory firm based in Chennai. The 50%-fall in the small cap space might look like a gerat opportunity to enter the univesre, but mutual fund adviosrs are asking investors proceed cautiously. … [Read more...] about SBI Small Cap Fund reopened for lumpsum investment. Should you invest?
NEW DELHI: Indian stock markets have seen significant downtrend in recent weeks, amid the coronavirus pandemic tightening its grip in the country, but experts believe it is the right time to start investing in equities through SIP route for the long term as the current valuations are juicy. They believe that healthcare and telecom sectors are expected to perform well in this prevailing situation. Nippon India Mutual Fund ED and CEO Sundeep Sikka said investors should invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and index funds as these have certain amount of 'assured liquidity' due to the very structure of the product. Yes AMC CEO Kanwar Vivek advised to stay invested in the markets and if liquidity is available with the clients then continue investing in a staggered manner keeping the long term horizon in mind. The spread of the novel coronavirus and slump in international crude oil prices have eroded market sentiment and contributed to the high volatility in the equity markets. The … [Read more...] about Right time to invest in equities; go for SIP route: Experts
NEW DELHI: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has held a series of meetings this week with global sovereign wealth funds including those from Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Korea to attract investments in India, an official said. "In the last two days, the minister separately met global pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other large funds from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Norway and the European Union and the US. All are looking at India for good investment opportunities," the government official added. Last month, the minister met the chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, and sought investments in various sectors including infrastructure. ADIA has shown interest in setting up an India desk, and the ministry is facilitating this initiative. "On December 7, the ministry is also organising a meeting of global funds in Goa," the official added. Over 350 delegates are expected to … [Read more...] about Suresh Prabhu met several sovereign wealth funds to attract investments
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Boosting the disbursement of all planned public investment would help increase this year’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.42 percentage points, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The Vietnamese Government has identified public investment as the engine for growth to offset the growth gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. GSO Director Nguyen Bich Lam said that boosting public investment would be an efficient solution to lift economic growth, estimating that every increase of one percent in public investment disbursement would push up GDP by 0.06 percentage points. In recent years, the disbursement rate of public investment were around 92-93 percent of the plan. If that rate reached 100 percent, GDP this year would increase by 0.42 percentage points. Lam said that focus should be placed on handling bottlenecks in land policies and administrative procedures to boost public investment disbursement, especially for key and large-scale projects … [Read more...] about Public investment disbursement would help lift GDP by 0.42 percentage points
The Prime Minister has asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to co-ordinate with relevant agencies and consult experts to finalise a draft report on solutions to remove difficulties, promote economic growth, and ensure social security in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo thoibaotaichinhvietnam.vn … [Read more...] about Boosting public investment disbursement