Muthoot and Manappuram
Stocks
N V Chandrachoodamani

Muthoot and Manappuram – Explaining the valuation divergence

As the top two players in the oldest lending business in India, gold lending NBFCs Muthoot and Manappuram Finance don’t require much introduction to investors. Unlike other lending operations, gold lending still requires the physical presence of the customer and therefore fin-tech challengers are yet to figure out a way to crack this lucrative business. The adoption of digital technologies in gold lending is restricted to bank transactions and sales origination.

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Digital Gold vs Gold ETF
Investment basics
Pavithra Jaivant

Digital Gold vs Gold ETF

Here we take a look at digital gold vs gold ETFs to see how they stack up. Many of the alternatives to investing in physical gold have been born out of a need to address one or more of the shortcomings of investing in physical gold such as liquidity and the costs associated with safekeeping.  The latest to join the bandwagon is digital gold.

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Gold Returns
Investment basics
Pavithra Jaivant

Gold Returns – How gold has delivered over the years and how returns compare against the Nifty 50

There is no denying the fixation us Indians have with gold.  But the good news is that this is probably one fixation that doesn’t need fixing! Gold returns can instead be used to benefit our investment portfolio, as it provides balance to an equity-and-debt portfolio. However, before adding gold to a portfolio, it is important to understand how gold returns have been in the past and the characteristics of gold returns. Not just that, given that there are many ways to invest in gold, using the right mode is essential to get the most out of gold returns.

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silver ETFs
Categories
Aarati Krishnan

Do you really need silver ETFs in your portfolio?

These Silver ETFs intend to invest at least 95% of their assets in silver of 99.9% purity. They will benchmark themselves to the daily silver ‘fixing’ – a benchmark price published by the London Bullion Market Association, translated into Rupees.  

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How to invest in gold
Investment basics
Pavithra Jaivant

How to invest in gold

Here’s looking at the different routes of how to invest in gold so you can pick the one that works best for you. The first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of how to invest in gold is jewelry. But in reality, jewelry is entirely the wrong answer for how to invest in gold.

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How to save money from salary
Investment basics
Gaurav Menon

How to save money from salary – 2 powerful ways

In this article, we’re going to discuss 2 powerful ways on how to save money from salary. Set aside a portion of money from your salary the moment you get paid. Then, do what you like with the rest. Don’t pay anybody else that money. That amount is YOURS. That is the first lesson in how to save money from salary and a super-important concept.

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buy gold
Gold
Aarati Krishnan

Gold’s in a bear market – What to do now

A cocktail of factors – from the rollout of the Covid vaccine across the world, to optimism about economic recovery to a spiking of US bond yields – has had a dampening effect on gold, pushing it into an official bear market. (A bear market is roughly defined by a 20% decline in any asset from its peak).

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time to buy gold
Gold
Aarati Krishnan

Is it time to buy gold?

Is it time to buy gold? Does the recent correction in gold prices provide an opportunity to accumulate? Aarati Krishnan analyses.

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gold
Gold
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Prime Q&A: Should we invest in Gold now?

Whenever there is uncertainty and volatility in the stock/debt markets, people’s attention turn to gold – especially if the yellow metal’s price seems to be

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