Archive for September, 2011

September 29, 2011

What is Rupee Cost Averaging

There are many investors who prefer to invest in lumpsum into an asset class and forget about it. And there so many investors who are not able to invest in an asset class at one go. So they do it by investing a fixed sum regularly.

When one invests in any asset in one go s/he buy the asset at prevailing price at that time. S/he is not get affected by price of asset at the buy price as her/his buying price is fixed. But one who invests a fixed sum regularly s/he buys assets at different prices.

In financial market there is always volatility. So price of assets changes. Some times the price increases and some times the prices falls. And an investor who keeps investing regularly is forced to buy the assets on the prevailing prices.

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September 29, 2011

Investment Options with Regards to Mutual Funds

There are a variety of options available to the investors when investing in mutual funds. The investors have options in these investment plans to choose from according to the needs and financial capabilities as well as the financial goals. The investment plans offered by mutual fund houses are aimed to satisfy various needs and financial goals of the investors. The important options for investment plans that mutual funds offer are as below:

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September 28, 2011

Different Avenues of Investments

In the modern financial system there are so many investment avenues to choose from today in financial market and it has become difficult for anyone to decide about these avenues. Some of these investment avenues offer attractive returns but with high risks and some offer lower returns with very low risks. An overall analysis of these investment avenues with risk and return trade is presented in this article. These investment avenues are:

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September 27, 2011

Plan Your Retirement

One day everyone has to retire from the work. So it’s quite obvious that the capacity to earn will go down after the retirement or in maximum of cases, the earning capacity is often nil. But life does not stop after the retirement. It continues so the need for financial support is most sought after. After the retirement you need a secure source of money. “How will you have a secure source of income?” this is a question that often haunt everyone prior to retirement as well as after the retirement. The answer to this question is that it is you and your own money that works for you. To this end you need to get your finances and retirement planned. Always remember that there is no age criteria to start financial and retirement planning. But yes it is advisable that as early you start better and easier it is to achieve your financial and retirement goals.

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September 27, 2011

Power of Compounding

Wherever you invest your money- stocks, mutual funds, bonds, fixed dopiest, bank saving account or any combination of these, the reason behind this is to save money for future purpose and let them an opportunity to grow over the time. A long time period is given to investments with a purpose to provide opportunity of compounding. The power of compounding is such that it converts a few pennies into millions over the time. Because of power of compounding a small sum of money gets an unimaginable size given enough time. Compounding is main reason behind any investment. Compounding helps investments to grow bigger. Compounding is the king.

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September 27, 2011

Take Care of These Rules before You Invest

Investment is an activity that requires so many things ingrained from knowledge, skills, resources and experiences. But it is known to you that it can be done without any hush-hush by taking care of some basic things and rules. Those basic roles are as below:

  • Have an investment plan and goal in place before you make investments.
  • Don’t have over expectation from any investment. Never ever think that any investment is going to give you 10 times return in few months.
  • Learn to ride on the tide. This means try to cash market fluctuations grabbing right opportunity to earn some money.
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September 26, 2011

Get Out of Debt Trap

One often takes the route of debt to satisfy his/her needs when the needs are beyond his/her financial capacity. At that point of time s/he feels blessed but if this is not managed properly, this blessing turns out to be a curse and then s/he feels cheated and finds her/him caught in a trap of debts.

Various Forms of Debt

There are so many kinds of debt available in the market; formal as well as informal. You can borrow in such ways:

Credit Cards: These are the most risky debt available in the market. The cost of credit card loans ranges between 35%- 50% per annum. Use only when it is necessary.

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September 26, 2011

Introduction to the Concept of Tier Capital

Under the provisions of Basel Banking Reforms, banks are required to maintain different types of tier capital with purpose of making banks more reliable and stable and lower the risks relating to various areas. The tier capital is categorized and explained as below

Tier 1 capital

Tier 1 capital is the core measure of a bank’s financial strength from a regulator’s point of view. It consists of the types of financial capital considered the most reliable and liquid, primarily equity.

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September 26, 2011

Introduction to Systematic Investment Plan

Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a simple, time-honored strategy designed to help investors accumulate wealth in a disciplined manner over the long period of time and plan a better future for them. This disciplined approach of investing provides with the following benefits:

  1. Power of Compounding
  2. Rupee Cost Averaging
  3. Convenience
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September 26, 2011

NPA: Non Performing Assets

Non Performing Asset means an asset or account of borrower, which has been classified by a bank or financial institution as sub-standard, doubtful or loss asset, in accordance with the directions or guidelines relating to asset classification issued by RBI. In simple words the non performing assets are the lending by the bank that bank considers to be defaulted and no future payment will be received. Under the guidelines of RBI, the action for enforcement of security interest can be initiated only if the secured asset is classified as Non Performing Asset. In case of unsecured assets that turn non-performing assets, the bank has very limited options in their hands.

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