Security beats uncertainty. Light triumphs darkness. Hope prevails over fear. And that is the reason for this season. We at Right Horizons are inspired by the human propensity for security and peace. Investments, when done right, are made up of such timeless themes.
Calendar 2020 has made trivial pursuits seem all too trivial. Savings, investments, and security are taking center stage.
Here are 5 learning on how to navigate this bear market.
The science of security: Invest in what counts
Security is both a feeling and a reality. And the two are not the same. To guarantee security for real, it is important to gauge the market flows and sentiment. Lights, clothes, and other festive gifts are all cute. And holidays aren’t happening until we have a vaccine that works. What is comfortable is rarely profitable in investing. Don’t you think sparking off a new plan with your Diwali bonus might do some good? Invest your time into doing a financial plan if you have not done it already. This would be the best Diwali gift for you and your family.
The better way: Pay yourself first
If you stripped investments of the jargon, it’s pretty simple. Like Warren Buffet maintains: Pay yourself first. This may mean taking time off for a meaningful chat with your mutual fund’s planner and educating yourself first. If you’re already savvy, go on right ahead to invest in plans that resonate with your goals. Try your hand at debt and equity mutual funds, and if you have a larger capital, look at other options like portfolio management schemes.
The death of decision anxiety: Asset allocation
Global studies have shown that asset allocation has a higher impact on portfolio performance. This removes the decision anxiety of shopping and gives you a more balanced, risk-free, and data-driven approach to spending your disposable income. There are multiple competitive discounts on gold. Make your Dhanteras-Diwali extra special this year. Start investing in gold funds, especially if you’re expecting to plan for your children’s weddings.
Lifestyle changes are welcome: Investing as a way of life
In the wake of the pandemic, everyone is forced to make massive lifestyle changes. Pumping up your existing investments is a great way to use your bonus or even lower expenses on account of the pandemic impact. It could be as simple as boosting your SIP to reach your investment goals faster.
The reason for the season: Legacy and dynamic themes
You’ve revisited your portfolio and re-shuffled your investments. Given the global atmosphere, you can also add more value to your gifting choices. It’s time to show your loved ones that you care, more so if they’re far away. Pass your learnings on to your children and pay it forward. And remind them of the reason for this season: light, love, and life.
Go on, make the right choice. We’ve got you. Both you and yours.