Rapid growth in mutual funds, insurance investments, and health & wellness spending among Indians, reveals new Razorpay report

Rapid growth in mutual funds, insurance investments, and health & wellness spending among Indians, reveals new Razorpay report

When it comes to wealth creation and securing one’s financial future, it seems this issue is dominating the minds of Indians. According to a new report put out by the fintech unicorn, Razorpay, investments in mutual funds surged by an impressive 86% and insurance payments witnessed a significant 56% growth for the period FY24. Additionally, … Read more

How to plan your investments when Indian equities are more attractive than global peers

How to plan your investments when Indian equities are more attractive than global peers

As we complete the first six months of 2023, what is clear is that it has been a story of two halves. The first 3 months were characterised by the banking crises in the US and Europe and the lingering effects of the interest rate actions by the Federal Reserve in the US. The last … Read more

Stock market mantra: Wealth creation and wealth preservation equally important in sustainable financial planning

Stock market mantra: Wealth creation and wealth preservation equally important in sustainable financial planning

The past experiences in the markets clearly stand as testimony to the fact that no asset class is free from risk unless it’s about fixed deposits (FD). Be it the equity market, bonds, equity funds commodities, currency, or even debt funds, all suffer valuation losses whenever there are negative trends in global economies, changes in … Read more

Stock screener: MFs, FIIs drool over these 10 stocks, earn double-digit returns

Stock screener: MFs, FIIs drool over these 10 stocks, earn double-digit returns

In the last three quarters, both FIIs and mutual funds have hiked stakes in at least 20 stocks but only 10 of them have rewarded the big boys of Dalal Street with double-digit returns so far in FY24. Topping the list of stocks with rising institutional ownership in FY23 is L&T Finance Holdings which has … Read more

Growth vs value: Which stocks will outperform in a high inflationary environment?

Growth vs value: Which stocks will outperform in a high inflationary environment?

The sky-high inflation is pinching the pockets of major economies. The inflation figures released this week in the United Kingdom, United States, and India have been consistently higher. Although measures have been taken to reduce inflation, uncertainty still lingers. It seems inflation will stay over the comfort levels of central bankers for a while. Investors … Read more

4-point checklist to evaluate the potential of an investment

4-point checklist to evaluate the potential of an investment

Investments, if done right, can help you grow your wealth and accomplish life goals. However, among the seemingly endless investment opportunities, how do you gauge the potential of an investment? While there are no thumb rules as such, here are certain pointers you can use as benchmarks to evaluate your investment potential. Here is a … Read more

The prediction conundrum: What creates market cycles

The prediction conundrum: What creates market cycles

It all starts with a prediction problem. It is a problem because we think we can predict accurately, when in fact, we cannot. “Credit ratings help facilitate an efficient capital marketplace. They provide transparent third-party information that’s not only forward-looking but standardised for consistency” says S&P Global Ratings on their website. Ratings range between AAA … Read more

Mind Over Money: Playing Sudoku helps this veteran trader evaluate profit & loss strategies

Mind Over Money: Playing Sudoku helps this veteran trader evaluate profit & loss strategies

Sudoku is a game that helps one to analyze all the permutations and combinations. If in the capital markets, you evaluate the possibility of profit/loss that you are going to make in case of uncertain situations, you will exponentially decrease the risk of emotional disbalance during a trade. In an interview with ETMarkets, Sunil Nyati, … Read more

Value stocks vs growth stocks: Which theme to bet on?

Value stocks vs growth stocks: Which theme to bet on?

NEW DELHI: With the Sensex rallying over 4,700 points from its 52-week low hit last month, growth stocks have started outperforming in the ongoing rebound on Dalal Street. Market data shows that in the last one-month and three-month period, growth as a theme has recovered rapidly after suffering the most in the recent correction. Typically, … Read more