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The 10 Things You Should Cover in Every Investment Pitch (Infographic)

If you’ve ever watched Entrepreneur’s original series, Elevator Pitch, then you’ve probably seen smart founders make dumb mistakes while pitching their ideas to potential investors. They might flub an answer or get tongue-tied, or they might just be a little boring. Other times, you might notice that something seemed off about a pitch, but you can’t quite put your finger on why. Investors are gambling every time they put money into a new project or idea. Your job when pitching is to prove to them that you’re worth the risk….

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Investment planning: Why you need to look at recurring deposits

Recurring deposit (RD) is a form of term deposit offered by banks and post offices through which a fixed amount can be deposited periodically by individuals. This is one of the highly popular and risk free investment opportunities for retail investors. Let us discuss below why one should invest in recurring deposits and factors to be considered while opening the same. Advantages All major banks across the country offer an option to open a recurring deposit account, with the term typically ranging between six months and 10 years, providing individuals…

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India tops as Asia’s most investment savvy economy: StanChart

India is Asia’s most investment savvy economy and more than two-thirds of the country’s affluent class prefer to use various investment products to achieve their financial goals and greater social mobility, says a study. According to a new Standard Chartered study of 11,000 emerging affluent consumers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 68% of Indian people belonging to this segment are using investment products to achieve their financial goals, as compared to an average figure of 57%. For the purposes of this study ‘investment products’ refers to fixed income…

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Gold investment demand returns, but rising dollar is a major hurdle

Crude oil prices slipped nearly 3 percent as the Saudi Arabian energy minister said it will keep the market well supplied. Moreover, the Saudi Arabian OPEC governor said on October 25, the oil market could be over-supplied in the fourth quarter. During the week gone by, such statements kept the sentiment in oil market bearish. Next week, the US will release its non-farm payrolls and core PCE price index. It would be interesting to see which direction the yellow metal is pulled. The latest plunge in equity prices and the spike…

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Clear signs of investment recovery, upturn may last to up to 2022-23: RBI paper

There is growing evidence suggesting a definite upturn in investment activity in India since 2016-17, a latest RBI paper has said. The upturn in the current investment cycle is estimated to last up to 2022-23 when the investment rate is estimated to increase up to 33 percent of GDP from the current level of 31 percent. However, this will require policy efforts on multiple fronts such as further improving ease of doing business, expediting resolution of stressed assets, addressing the NPA problem and speeding up implementation of stalled projects, said…

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Market volatility: Should you revisit your equity investment strategy?

The BSE Sensex has tanked over 4,000 points since its all-time high of 38,989 in late August. The volatility has been pronounced in recent weeks. Ever since the IL&FS crisis spooked the market, followed by news of DFHL likely to face liquidity issues, the market has seen a roller-coaster ride. Each time hope is rekindled with a couple of days of small rise in the indices, the trend is reversed by adverse news flow on liquidity conditions in the market. The sudden and sharp slide has come a rude reminder…

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