Expect less and you won’t be disappointed!

Published: November 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed”, said British poet Alexander Pope. This applies to investing as well. Low return expectation is the key to minimising effort associated with money management. I have published a series of post on ‘what’ and ‘how’ to expect when you are expecting .. er returns. I thought it might be worth collecting them all together. Do have a look and let me know what you think.

An attempt to answer ‘Kitna milega’ in two parts:

1 What Return Can I Expect From Equity Over the Long term? Part 1

2 What Return Can I Expect From Equity Over the Long term? Part 2

What kind of risk should I prepared for when I invest in equity mutual funds (or equity for that matter)

3 Equity Mutual Fund Investing: What to expect when you are expecting!

We expect returns based on past history. However, when we do this, we should also keep in mind how much these returns can fluctuate. This aspect was considered in 2 above for equity. Now the same for debt mutual funds.

4 Debt Mutual Fund Returns: How to expect when you are expecting!

A way to ‘place’ equity and mutual funds on the risk vs reward map.

5 Understanding Mutual Fund Investment Risk vs Reward (part 1)

6 Mutual Fund Investing: Risk vs. Reward vs. Volatility (part 2)

7 Debt Mutual Funds: Risk vs. Reward

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