The European-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is also expected to be approved by the 14th National Assembly in its ongoing ninth meeting. Under the agreement, tax imposed on exports from Viet Nam to EU will be eliminated as soon as EVFTA takes effect or shortly thereafter (maximum seven years). Thanks to the EVFTA, Viet Nam’s revenue from exports to the EU is forecast to surge by 44 per cent by 2030. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
So, where can you invest your retirement corpus so that it stays safe, particularly in these volatile COVID-19 times? Look at instruments that offer security and fixed returns. The options include bank fixed deposits, which offer interest rates between 5-7 per cent. Then, there are company fixed deposits, which offer higher rate of interest than many banks. However, you must evaluate the rating of the companies – it should be AAA or sovereign. … [Read more...] about Invest your retirement corpus to get safe income and beat inflation
Reflecting more on this statement, it is clear now. Value investing has lost out to growth investing over the last decade. Investors preferred growth opportunities and embellished their portfolios with stocks that were able to deliver high growth, continuously. Dividends weren't a priority like earlier times; capital appreciation appeared to be the only measure, a feeling which would not be appreciated by many. Any lapse in the quarterly performance was not taken too kindly and the impact expressed immediately on the market price, as witnessed recently in stocks which were more than priced to perfection, even bordering on super valuations (E.g. Nestle, Bajaj Finance, Asian Paints). Can companies continue to deliver superlative financial performance, quarter-after-quarter, forever? Definitely not possible and the streak is bound to meet a speed bump sometime in the future. … [Read more...] about Value investing: Warren Buffett course-corrects his investment style, should you?
Having normal balance in the savings account is one way to cheat your brain into thinking your cash flow levels are comfortable. Of course, moving money from an FD to a savings account will reduce interest income. Also, taking an Investment Recess will hurt life goals. But you are justified in being present-biased when your cash flows are under pressure. … [Read more...] about Do your systematic investments need a pause?
Equity funds are those that invest in the stock market. This amount is not linked with any specific financial goal. Say, suddenly, there is a drop in the stock market. There is adverse news everywhere. Investors are in panic mode. TV channels are flashing news about the stock market being in the red (in distress). This has been going on for the last about four to five months. … [Read more...] about Investment plan | Saving for a goal