The year 2020 has thrown up several surprises till now. The impact of all the developments in the year on overall economy and hence personal finances of many people has been severe. Take, for instance, the stock market, which has been a roller-coaster ride since January 2020. In January 2020, the benchmark BSE Sensex was at an all-time high. By mid-March, the Sensex was down by almost 40 per cent from its peak. Many investors were leftstranded.
The impact was severe, especially on those who needed to liquidate their investments for financial goals scheduled during the year. This would make an investor think: what should I do differently so that I am not caught unaware like this. To be fair, there will always be an element of risk associated with investments. What, however, can be done is that the risk can be managed intelligently.
Importance of Asset Allocation
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George Joseph CEO and CIO, ITI Mutual Fund
In this exclusive interview, George Joseph, CEO and CIO, ITI Mutual Fund, expresses his opinion about the status of the MF sector in the new scenario post the pandemic and how his fund house is strategizing future investments
LUX INDUSTRIES IN A ‘COMFORTABLE' POSITION
Some of the strengths of Lux Industries include rich sectoral experience, extensive distribution network, substantial cost leadership, proprietary manufacturing ability, vast product variety and sharp focus on the mid-price segment
Turnaround Companies Of 2020
The year 2020 was anything but dull for equity investors. Many made money in 2020 and on an average the risk-taking appetite was on the rise in 2020. The stock prices were no doubt volatile and several stocks more than doubled in 2020. The year clearly belonged to the defensives and penny stocks and to a great extent 2020 was also a year for turnaround stocks. Shreya Chaware highlights the turnaround stories that helped create wealth for investors in 2020 while also sharing key elements to watch out for in identifying turnaround stocks
Welcome 2021 With A Revisited Portfolio
Hemant Rustagi Chief Executive Officer, Wiseinvest Pvt Ltd.
Replace Fixed Deposits With Mutual Fund Schemes
The worst hit by the lower interest rates are investors who had relied on bank fixed deposits to earn interest. The option for such investors is to shift to debt mutual funds. The article explains why
Markets End 2020 On A Cheery Note
With positive news announcements about the vaccines and successful clinical trials, the healthcare industry remained in the limelight, gaining 2.10 per cent during the fortnight
ALKEM LABORATORIES ON A ‘PRESCRIBED' JOURNEY OF SUCCESS
Alkem Laboratories Limited is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.
Jayesh Dadia Chartered Accountant
2021 Value Stocks
Market participants are focusing on 2021 and there is a huge level of enthusiasm and high expectation on the part of investors as far as the forthcoming year goes after an unbelievable 2020. It was not easy to pick pharmaceutical and IT as probable winners at the start of 2020 and similarly it will not be easy to pick the set of stocks that may dominate in 2021. Geyatee Deshpande puts forth a case for value stocks to do well in 2021 while Yogesh Supekar highlights how to identify value stocks
Tips to Help You Get Your Work Mojo Back
Do you ever wake up on a workday and say, “I don’t want to do it”? Is there a task you just can’t find the wherewithal to finish? Are you tempted to transition from working at home to taking a nap at home?
Tips to Boost Your Android Phone's Battery Life
A number of factors contribute to poor battery life on your Android phone. Thinner bodies, brighter screens, faster processors, more background software, and speedier internet connections all take their toll on phone batteries, though manufacturers are incorporating more powerful batteries to compensate. The Motorola Moto G Power has a 5,000mAh battery that can last for over 18 hours. Samsung’s Galaxy S phones, the most popular Android devices, can now last anywhere between 11 and 13 hours, depending on the model. Still, there are ways to get more out of any phone.
Steve Wozniak's New Startup Melds Blockchain and Green Tech
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has a new company that’s promising energy industry innovation through a virtual currency called “WOZX.” We know, it sounds weird. But Wozniak is hoping the new startup, called Efforce, will help stop climate change by promoting “green” energy-efficient technologies.
Heading Back to the Office: An Employee's Guide
Many businesses are preparing to transition employees back to offices, either to alleviate the stress of isolation or simply to stay afloat financially. Whatever the reason, keeping employees safe means employers must overcome a variety of hurdles, including adhering to new health and safety regulations that will likely include all-new considerations such as contact tracing and keeping employees properly distanced using space management tools.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HEALTH & FITNESS TECH - THE WFH (WORKOUT FROM HOME) EDITION
If the new year has you motivated to drop your quarantine 15 or take steps to boost your immunity amid the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no shortage of smart health and fitness technologies that can help you meet your goal.
YOUR GPS MAY BE SPYING ON YOU
Beware. Your GPS may be collecting evidence against you.
NEFARIOUS JAMES GET OFF YOUR ASS AMERICA
Here we are finally in the new year of 2021.
SPYKE AND MIKE
“Woohoo, it’s 2021! Mike and I are both looking forward to 2020 being over, my BTR friends.
Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat ST75: Versatile and Affordable
Smart thermostats make it easy to control your home’s heating and cooling system from just about anywhere, and the Sensi Touch Smart Thermostat ST75 is no different. But in addition to phone and voice control, it offers a responsive color touch-screen control panel. Easy on the eyes and simple to install, the ST75 is a bit more expensive than our Editors’ Choice winner for affordable thermostats, the Nest Thermostat ($129.99). That said, the Sensi model adds support for Apple’s HomeKit and Samsung’s SmartThings home automation platforms, as well as native Siri voice control, making it an excellent alternative to the Nest Thermostat for those who use any of those systems.
THE ICONIC AMAZING ARTIST
It all started with the buffalo bike.