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ICICIdirect Posted on 10:39am 04-May-2020

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Why it is important to stay invested when the markets take a bear turn

Stock markets mirror life - there are ups and downs, highs and lows. Bear markets follow bull runs, and inevitably give away to another bullish phase. But while most everyone enjoys bull markets, it's the bear markets that can be tough on investors' nerves. No one can tell how to anticipate them, know how long they will last, or how severely they will impact stock prices.
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ICICIdirect Research Posted on 02:23pm 20-Feb-2020

The year 2019 saw all the three major asset classes viz. global equity market, debt market as well as Gold delivering double digit returns

Mr. Pankaj Pandey, Head-Retail Research, ICICI Securities has given his insights on the market outlook 2020. He outlooks the economy as, calling the current market set up as "a period of dissonance" with the economy and equity performance reflecting clear disunion. He anticipates, "while the interim volatility cannot be ruled out in case of global newflows, he remains structurally positive on Indian equities with dual triggers of expected earnings recovery on low base as well as low interest rate regime." He expects a full-fledged revival in the economy (including investment) in FY21E. You might have got the Excerpts to the interview, to know more continue reading by clicking on the title...
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ICICIdirect Research Posted on 12:06pm 15-Nov-2019

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) : low-cost investment vehicle that provides diversification

ETFs are gaining momentum and are best suited for investors who lack sufficient knowledge but want to gain exposure to a variety of securities. The increasing awareness about ETFs being a low-cost investment vehicle that provides diversification is making it attractive by the day to retail investors. Adding to this Smart Beta ETFs are gaining attention in recent times. They are ideal for investors hoping to maximize their income and returns while also allowing for the potential to minimize risk. An interview with Mr. Chintan Haria, Fund Manager & Head- Product Development & Strategy, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited has shared his exclusive views on ETFs.
  
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ICICIdirect Research Posted on 03:08pm 01-Oct-2019

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What is your evaluation theory on investments in Mutual fund?

Investing in market linked instruments is an effective way to beat inflation, especially through mutual funds. But picking the right fund Mutual Fund given the variety of options available can be a difficult task. In this issue Mr. Sachin Jain, ICICIdirect Mutual Fund Research Analyst, helps us decode this way of looking at investment in Mutual Funds. Sachin advocates more on systematic withdrawal Plan (SWP) for the retired individuals as compared to a dividend plan. Also he emphasized on Arbitrage Funds that are less risky and have a tax advantage. Click on the title to read more...
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ICICIdirect Posted on 03:47pm 16-Sep-2019

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6 Reasons to Start Your Financial Product Business

The emergence of financial products as a preferrable investment destination has brought about a major change in the way a modern market functions. Instruments like bonds, stocks, IPOs, mutual funds, and fixed deposits have suddenly begun to gain a lot of popularity. Despite such a prosperous economic environment, a lot of investors often remain unaware about the basics of these financial products. The technicalities associated with their operation are not easily understood. This is why, a lot of people have started relying on businesses which can provide them with personalized attention, professional advice, and data-driven outcomes. Not only are such businesses tasked with acquiring, developing, and nurturing new/existing clients, but they are also required to guide their customers throughout the entire investment journey. In the longer run, this leaves a massive opening for individuals to act as sub-brokers, distributors, investment associates who can offer customized, sustainable, and effective financial services. Click on the title to read more...