AIF investments: An alternative that you may tread on with caution

Markets regulator SEBI is increasingly tightening norms for AIFs; what are the changes and what do they mean to you as an investor?

Investing in a ‘star’ IPO? Look past the bling and read the fine print

How safe is the money you put in an IPO? When can you expect returns? These are questions you should ponder over before filling the application forms.

Little sweat & toil: Here’s how you can earn some honest passive income

To earn some passive income, all you need to do is repurpose your resources, think out of the box and generate some money outside your pay slip

Have ₹50 lakh to spare? It may be time to consider a PMS investment

Portfolio Management Services invest your money in a tailor-made clutch of instruments; the high-risk, maybe-high-return avenue is not for the faint-hearted

Want to add some gold to your nest egg? Answer these questions first

You can accumulate gold over the years to create a tidy treasure, but how much you invest in it, and in what form, depends on several variables

MF investments: SIP’s good, but here’s why you should try lumpsum, too

While SIP investments in mutual funds are safe and sound, lumpsum has some unmistakable pluses; striking at the right time can earn you rich dividends

Looking for a gold loan? Steer clear of informal lenders

Gold loans are glittering a bit more this financial quarter. The latest Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data shows that loans against gold have increased by a whopping 82 per cent since March last year. Experts believe that the surge in gold pledging can be attributed to the intense economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While lakhs have lost their life savings in COVID treatment, many small and medium enterprises are looking for capital to tide over the enormous losses incurred since 2020.

Must-read: How to rebuild your emergency corpus for COVID times

As horror stories pour in of entire families falling sick, breadwinners losing their lives and savings getting fully wiped out by COVID, it may be time to take a hard look at your emergency corpus

Should you put some money in Amazon, Netflix, Tesla and Twitter?

Investing in foreign markets-focused MFs not only diversifies your risk but also lets you leverage the performance of non-Indian stock markets; assess your risk capacity before you take the plunge
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