What moved my market? (Issue #3: Finity Weekly Updates)

Investing is not about beating others at their game; it is about controlling yourself at your own game.

— Benjamin Graham

The recent Credit Suisse publication – Global Wealth Report 2018 reflects the improving individual wealth situation in India. The report suggested that India grew wealthier by 2.5% in 2017-18 as against Asia-Pacific as a region which grew its wealth by only 1.7%. Interestingly, wealth per Indian adult also went up by 0.7% in the same period.


What moved my market? (Issue #2: Finity Weekly Updates)

Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.

— Warren Buffett

The week had large companies like RIL and Infosys announce their quarterly results. RIL, as well as Infosys, posted a significant increase in their profits.

Other key information realized during the week included an uptick in sales of commercial vehicles at 28% YoY along with a decline in passenger vehicles by 4% for the same period.


Are Fixed Income Securities good options to diversify one’s investments?

A lot of customers investing in Direct Plans of Mutual Funds on Finity ask us something along the lines of:

  • What are Fixed Income Securities?
  • What are different types of Fixed Income Securities?
  •  Are Fixed Income Securities something that an investor should consider when diversifying their investments?

So, today I decided to talk about Fixed Income Securities in detail.


Worried about your investments in falling markets? SIP your way out of it

I assure you, no one would say these words of wisdom to you while having discussions about markets and money these days:

  • There could be no better time than right now to stay invested in your funds.
  • It might not be a good time to withdraw your money now.
  • The next few months could be great to invest systematically using SIPs.


What moved my market? (Issue #1: Finity Weekly Updates)

Starting this month, we are starting a series called Weekly Updates on Finity blog. This would be a brief summary of what happened in the past week in Indian financial markets (with a special emphasis on Mutual Funds). If you would like to hear about any specific topic from our Mutual Funds

Indian equities sighed relief as it broke out of a long losing streak and ended the week with an uptick. While RBI maintained status quo on interest rates, its decision to percolate liquidity to the tune of 12-thousand crore rupees resonated positively with the markets. With RBI asserting that the economy is well on track to maintain inflation within target ranges, intermittent softening of crude prices supported the view.