Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Investing lessons and strategies for 2014

Investing lessons and strategies for 2014
The investing landscape saw momentous developments in 2013. We sum up these changes, distilling the learning and suggesting strategies for 2014.
Rupee in 2014: Counter the freefall by investing in global funds
To counter the dip in rupee, invest around 10% of your portfolio in global funds in the coming year.
Stocks in 2014: Few opportunities in large-cap; mid-caps more attractive
Extreme polarisation marked the performance of the stock markets during the year 2013.
Gold in 2014: No longer a safe investment
The myth that gold prices only rise was shattered and the metal lost its status as a safe haven.
Can these companies get out of the debt trap?
Companies across sectors are caught in a debt trap. Companies are not making enough money to even repay the interest on their debt.
Quote of the week
“No single data or point or number will determine our next move but our effort is firmly on controlling inflation.”
Raghuram Rajan RBI Governor
Goels need to reorient their investments to fund their goals

Family Finances

Despite a good risk coverage, the Goels will need to reorient their investments to overcome the disadvantages of relying heavily on insurance and real estate to fund their goals.
Why upfront commissions need to be banned

Financial Planning

Upfront commission encourages a transaction-level activity with investors. It is a far from the effort of selling right and placing the customer first.
Sanjay Yadavrao’s Rs 7 crore venture brings prosperity to Konkan

Money-making venture

“The people in Konkan were forced to migrate to cities due to lack of local employment opportunities. I wanted to change the status quo,” Yadavrao says.
Mantra to success: How Manish Godha built a Rs 6 crore technology marketing company


Last year, Advaiya reported a revenue of about Rs 6 crore, and in the next fiscal year, the 85-employee company expects to generate Rs 10-11 crore.

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