DON’T PANIC IN THE MARKET

A successful self trader – Rule # 37

This is, probably, the one feature that separates success from failure in investment. Why is it so critical not to panic in the market? Simple! When you panic, you subsidize the other man who does not panic since returns on an investment are a given, the profits flow to the person who keeps a cool head while losses are borne by the person who panics. This is true of all investment products. Continue reading

How you can make the best of a Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP)…

Among the various schemes floated by mutual funds, the Fixed Maturity Plan (FMP) has become quite popular among investors who are looking at above-average returns without the risk of maturity mismatch. Let us look at how you can make the best use of an FMP in your investment portfolio… Continue reading

Getting into an SIP – Here are 4 things you must remember!

It is by now well established that a systematic investment plan (SIP) enables you to create wealth over the long run. A systematic approach to investing your money not only inculcates a habit of saving, but also ensures that rupee cost averaging works in your favour. There are, however, 4 key things you need to remember when you design your SIP. Continue reading

Oil Approaches $50

What is driving the rise in oil prices and can it sustain?

From the lows of $27/bbl in February 2016, Brent Crude has rallied over 75% as it gets closer to the $48/bbl mark. What has changed in the last 3 months to justify a 75% appreciation in the price of crude oil? Even as Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran continue to pump oil at record levels, there are supply disruptions at other oil centers. Continue reading

Participatory Notes

Stricter compliance may eventually make P-Notes unviable…

Regulating Participatory Notes (P-Notes) is nothing new. Back in 2007, an attempt by the Finance Ministry to curb P-Notes resulted in the indices touching the lower circuit. Later in 2012, the markets were spooked by the likely introduction of GAAR and again resulted in large-scale value destruction. Not surprisingly, SEBI is treading a lot more cautiously on the P-Notes front. Here are the key issues to understand… Continue reading

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