Nifty vs Nifty PSU Bank vs Nifty Private Bank: Time for Private Bank Index Funds/ETFs?

The importance of the banking sector in providing stability and growth to an economy is something that even a non-expert can intuitively understand. Among their many roles, the one most relevant for an investor is funding both trade, enterprise, businesses and consumerism. We recently discussed MNC Funds as an alternative to large cap fund. So…

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Do Lok Sabha Elections Influence Stock Market Returns?

Do Lok Sabha Elections Influence Stock Market Returns? Does the market revive when a strong government assumes office? In June 2016, I had written an article titled, What drives the stock market: GDP? Earnings? Politics? RBI? I reproduce an extract from this article below due to the obvious topical relevance. ————–Begin Extract————– Political Cycles as a market…

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Gold vs Equity (Sensex) 40 year return and risk comparison

A risk and return comparison of Gold (INR, per gram) and Sensex data over the last 40 years reveals that gold is a high-risk, low-reward investment! This is an updated gold vs equity study, much more comprehensive than previous reports. It is important for investors to understand these results especially when gold returns look promising during periods when equity…

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