“Dikra, I used to earn a salary of Rs. 400 per month in the 60’s and we used to still merrily save towards the end of the month. Earning 4 digits was what actors used to earn. Now, even an income of Rs. 25,000 per month isn’t sustainable”, feverishly said one of my clients. This […]
Author: Mehran Felfali
Right Investments For Senior Citizens!
If you are a senior citizen, at a stage where financial security is of prime importance, and you want to call it a day to enjoy better parts of life, then read on. All these years you have worked for money and now it’s time for the money to work for you. This is the […]
Beware Of Banks While Investing!
“I felt like a con artist. It was like ripping the customer’s wallet open and burning his hard earned cash. If an insurance linked investment product earns my bank 10 times more revenue/commission as compared to a mutual fund or deposit, I have no choice but to sell it. It helps me keep my job […]
Loans – Cancer To Your Investment
It’s like a sword hanging over your head, the biggest stumbling block to your investments. Benjamin Franklin famously quoted “Rather go to bed supperless, than rise in debt”. I’m talking about loans which are offered these days at the drop of a hat by financial institutions. When a person ran into debt he was considered […]
‘SIP’ing From The Cup Of Wealth!
At the outset, wishing each and every member of my community a wonderful new year with a lifetime of peace and happiness. I have been scratching my head for quite a while to write today’s column. I wanted a subject that encapsulates a lifetime remedy to long term wealth creation. A one-stop-shop that liberates investors […]
Equity Or Property?
Majority of investors in India deploy their savings into properties – they believe that real estate has delivered the best returns. That’s a myth – it is ‘Equity’ that has made billionaires. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Jack Ma (founder of Alibaba), Mark Zuckerberg, Azim Premji, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Mukesh Ambani, Sahpoorji Pallonji, Birlas and many other […]
Don’t Underestimate The Power Of PPF
A minimum yearly deposit of Rs. 500 is required to open and maintain a PPF account, and a maximum deposit of Rs. 1.5 lakhs (as on financial year 2015-2016) can be made in a PPF account in any given financial year. The subscriber should not deposit more than Rs. 1.50 lakhs per annum as the […]
India Is The Place To Be!
I had earlier articulated the reasons for introspecting as an investor. In this article, I digress a bit from the usual investment gyaan and showcase how fortunate we are for investing in our own country! Why is it that every tycoon wants to own a piece of India? India boasts of being the world’s fastest-growing […]
Why Are You Investing? In continuation to my earlier column, I assume that my readers by now comprehend the essence of asset allocation and risk tolerance. The next step towards investment is all about self-introspection and asking oneself the primary motive behind investing. Ask yourself about the purpose of investing. Every penny that you save […]
The stock market seems to be playing spoiltsport for a while, it has delivered (-) 3% year-to-date and (-) 10% over the last 1 year. Despite this I continue to hold on to my optimism and stick to my stance that the markets will improve in the latter half of this year. However, certain key […]
Brexit! Now A Reality
Britain’s Exit from the European Union (or Brexit) has been making global headlines. With UK being the fifth largest economy worldwide, finance markets the world over will get affected due to Brexit. What does this auger for India’s financial sector? And how will this affect investments? Mehran Felfeli provides useful insights about Brexit and its impact globally and on India and the Indian investor.