Tag Archives: gold

4 Celebrity Investments That Gave Blockbuster Returns

Here’s a look at few famous people and their super smart investment ideas that gave them a life time supply of blockbuster returns.

India’s Money Management Skills if it Were a Person

If India were a person, its diversity would be confusing indeed. But India has a very specific identity and its habits and behavior can easily be likened to a person. This pertains to its financial behavior as well. India has seen its fair share of ups and downs in the recent past, in terms of… Read More »

Investing in Equities: Risk or Reward?

  Broccoli soup or Grilled Chicken? Salad or Burgers? You probably did not pick the Broccoli soup but we all know that it’s healthy. When it comes to investments, people have their own preferences with gold, land and FDs, but not many pick equities. Equities are considered risky and some even consider them akin to… Read More »

Why Literally Liquifying Your Gold is a Gleaming Idea

“Whatcha gonna do with all that junk? All that junk inside your trunk?” The Black Eyed Peas sung their way to fame with these blockbuster lyrics in the noughties. This may as well have been what Pallavi, who recently got married, sang hysterically when her mother used up all the cash gifts received during her wedding to… Read More »

4 Unfortunate Indians Struck by Murphy’s Law

Ever take a machine for repair and find it working perfectly in front of the repairman? Ever expect an important call and have the network fail you exactly at the time of the call? Ever make the perfect coffee only to be called away to a meeting that lasts just long enough for your coffee… Read More »

5 Financial Planning Myths Busted

Sunny Leone was once a practicing nun. There! We just did what gets done all the time – create a myth. The financial planning world is full of such myths (not about Sunny Leone, but hey, we like the way you think!) Here are five such myths. We can’t tell you who created them. So… Read More »

Budget-wary investors make a short call on the FM

There is an old saying that if wishes were horses, beggars would ride. While it may still take some time for beggars to ride, there is no dearth of wishes by the Indian taxpayer today for a plethora of reforms to make their way out of Arun Jaitley’s Budget briefcase this year. Like other retail… Read More »

Different ways to invest in gold

A look at the past 15-20 years record, it is seen that Gold is a hedge against inflation. Over the last 20 years, the average return from Gold has been around 7%. So, if the past trend continues, one could expect around say 6-9% returns from gold in the long-term.

Factors to be aware of when you invest in gold

Historically, gold has been the perfect hedge for inflation. This is based on data from the year 1800 AD. But in terms of absolute returns gold has fared rather poorly giving returns at only 0.8% above inflation. Real estate and shares beat gold squarely on the capital appreciation front. Real estate and shares have given… Read More »