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Cost of debt vs cost of equity: How do they differ?

With capital, it is possible to make investments, carry out marketing and research, and clear any outstanding debt. The two primary forms of capital that are inherent to a company's running are equity and debt. While both have many merits, they also come with a cost. In this article, learn the differences between the two.

Author: Alaya J Sarna

Date: 5/13/2022

Recency bias: How does it impact your investing decisions?

Recency bias is a common tendency among investors across age groups. It causes people to ignore historical trends and make hasty decisions based on recent events alone. Recency bias significantly affects your investment decision, which isn't good for your financial goals. Read this article to understand what is recency bias, its impact on your investment decisions and expert advice on how to avoid recency bias.

Author: Saikrupa Chandramouli

Date: 5/12/2022

6 Factors to consider before investing in credit risk funds

Credit risk schemes saw fund outflows for around 18 months due to redemption pressures. In the last one year, the outflows have stemmed, and inflows have started. Also, credit risk funds have given one of the best returns in the debt fund category in the last one year. This article explores whether it is time to consider credit risk funds for investment.

Author: Gopal Gidwani

Date: 4/28/2022

War’s impact on investments: Lessons from history and key risk mitigation strategies

The Russia-Ukraine war has led to a correction of 10% or a little higher among the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty indices. This has led to panic among many investors, and they are wondering what to do with their investment portfolio. This article will look at how stock markets have performed in the past during wars and what corrective action you can take to protect your investment portfolio.

Author: Gopal Gidwani

Date: 4/19/2022

Can bitcoin replace gold as the new safe investment haven?

The meteoric rise of bitcoin prices has prompted many investors to opt for it as a way to diversify their portfolios. The traditional and usually stable hedging asset, gold, has started to lose some of its shine when compared to the high returns that cryptocurrency (specifically bitcoin) seems to offer. But does bitcoin have the potential to replace gold as a safe haven to park your cash? Read the article to find out.

Author: Rehank Pant

Date: 4/5/2022

Looking to invest in LIC IPO? Here's what you need to know

India’s largest IPO - that of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) - is expected to open in the next few months. Though the exact dates and figures have not been announced, analysts expect the share price to be in the range of Rs 1693 to Rs 2962. This article discusses all the details that you, as an investor, must know about. LIC policyholders’ discount, employee discount, IPO eligibility, market expectations are all that we are going to discuss in this article.

Author: Karan Batra

Date: 3/21/2022

Exit strategies for ELSS

Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) is a form of investment that is hugely popular in India. The Government of India has come up with Equity Linked Savings Schemes to encourage the habit of long-term investment among citizens. There's a lot of information available about investing in ELSS funds, but what about exiting the investment? What are the preferred exit strategies for ELSS? Balancing the riskiness of your portfolio, Choosing relevant sector-focused funds, Value investing strategy are some exit strategies that one can use to exit the ELSS. Read on to find out more about these.

Author: Bharat Prajapati

Date: 3/10/2022

How Budget 2022 affects your crypto investments?

Budget 2022 levied a flat 30% tax on gains from crypto investments and disallowed losses from crypto to be set off with any other gains. Further, TDS @ 1% has also been introduced w.e.f. 1 April 2022. So, does this mean that crypto has been officially legalized? Well, the answer is NO. Read this expert article to find out how the budget 2022 has affected your crypto investments and the Indian government's take on cryptocurrencies and other digital assets.

Author: Karan Batra

Date: 3/1/2022