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Is gold a part of your portfolio?

Nov 11, 2013

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Importance of diversification and asset allocation
It is a known fact that there is a high degree of volatility in the various asset classes. And hence one should not put all his money in one asset class. Diversification and asset allocation are two important principles that one should apply while taking investment decisions. And this is applicable to all different types of investors from individuals, who manage their own portfolios to large portfolios managed by professional investment managers. Read this interesting piece to know more about the topic... (Helena Independent Record)

Is gold a part of your portfolio?
The price of any asset cannot be predicted and so is the case of gold. Many experts are of the view that due to its price volatility, gold is too risky an asset to invest in. So does that mean one should not put in his money in gold? The clear answer to this is NO. Volatility is a feature of any asset. However there are many more advantages, which warrant that gold should be part of one's portfolio. Read on to know why one should have gold in his portfolio? (Dow Jones & Company)

Changes on cards for Chinese economy?
On Saturday, the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China began its four-day meeting. A plenum is a meeting of China's top Communist Party brass. All members are required to be present to take the key decisions. The previous third plenums have marked major turning points in the political history of modern China and thus this event too is considered important. Read on to know more about this session and its importance for China's economy... (MarketWatch)

Investing tips from world's famous investors
The benchmark BSE-Sensex is back at 21,000 levels. And suddenly there seems to be a rush of enthusiasm amongst various investors. So is it a ripe time to put your money in the stock market? The article states some important advices of various renowned people, that investors should keep in mind before investing. Read this insightful piece to know learn more about them. (The Times Of India)

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