It is the blessed weekend again and we are back with ORO Weekend Reads. The aim of this newsletter is to bring to you all the best stories in personal finance in one place – so that you can stay on top of your finances with the least effort. This week, markets seem to be finally making up their mind about Trump presidency even as the demonetisation hangover continues.
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From the News
Watch your equity investments as Trump and expected US rate hike causes a Spike in US bond yields to impact India, other EMs . But also read In domestic players, market finds counterweight to foreign ones for a more positive take.
On how the Tata-Mistry spat is affecting your investments, see How mutual fund houses view the corporate tussle and MFs get into a huddle for a collective call on Tata-Mistry war.
Many of you may already know this but worth reiterating, Here is why insurance agents do not sell you term plans even when you should be buying them. And if reading this makes you want to discontinue your current life insurance policy, here is what you can do .
Some encouraging performance data for NPS schemes for those looking to invest, NPS Scorecard: Analysing the performance of the 7 fund managers . See here for a brief background on NPS .
Around the Web
Interesting experiment, This Simple Game helps explain Stock Market Investing.
In finance and elsewhere, it is useful to know Good Goals vs. Bad Goals.
The market take may not be entirely relevant for an Indian investor, but do appreciate the Ying Yang approach to investments.
Not finance but an engaging read nevertheless, How to gamify your Life to quickly accomplish Big Goals.
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