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5 Tips to ride Market Volatility for better Returns

5 Tips To Ride The Market Volatility

Indian stock markets have been quite volatile in the calendar year 2018. If we look at the difference between the peak to the lowest point, Sensex has corrected by 15%, Midcap by 25% and Small-cap by more than 30%. It is quite natural for any investor to get worried when they see the value of their hard-earned money getting eroded. The pain compounds exponentially  if the value of the investments becomes lower than the principal amount invested. You may wonder how to protect your capital and what should be done in such a situation.

To understand the investor behaviour better, we have analysed possible reactions from the investors during such situations of market volatility. We found few common behaviour biases that needs to be tamed for better investor experience...

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Why should you invest in 5.25% taxable REC 54EC Bonds?

REC Bonds Taxable

Firstly, investing in these bonds makes sense if you have sold a property and have accrued long-term capital gains. Overall, if you invest your gains in the REC Bonds you are not required to pay tax to the government. This is the main reason why one should consider investing in the REC Bonds. This is especially true for high net worth investors, who are in highest tax bracket.

Secondly, considering REC Bonds from a financial planning perspective, it is a low-risk asset class, but still, an investor with a high-risk profile can invest in them because the returns are tax-free after 3 years. Thus the overall post-tax returns are quite high. This enables an investor to not only earn tax-free income but also ensure the safety of capital.

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Why taking risk in long term investment makes sense?

Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained

Most of us want to keep our money safe while choosing to invest in our long-term goals like child education and our own retirement. This is done primarily because everyone has told us that investments in equity markets are risky, and we really don’t want to take the risk with our important goals like education and retirement. While it looks like a prudent choice, but unknowingly we are making the wrong choice of investment products, like FDs, NSCs, PPF etc. Let us see three main reasons why in long-term goals, it makes perfect sense to take the risk. 

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Power of compounding

This blog will tell you about the power of compounding; how one can use this age old concept in planning and achieving one's financial goals. How even one year early start can impact your financial journey significantly...

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