Do you know why you invest the way you do? Check out my WHYs

Do you know why you invest the way you do? Check out my WHYs




In his best-selling book Start with Why, Simon Sinek writes about how people won’t genuinely buy a product, service, gesture, or theme until they understand the WHY behind it. This got me thinking about investing, and if I truly understood and am in tune with the WHY behind it.Do all of us indeed think deeply about the specific objectives behind the financing decisions that we make at any time? I decided to test this out and tried to put down the WHYs behind my asset decisions and my clarity of asset classes.While writing this, some of these WHYs made me by surprise and some established me genuinely foresee before perfectly characterizing them. I hope it realizes you think, re-assess or become more aware of different aspects of investing and personal finance.Why time I go for Financial Planning? To achieve destinations like retirement, children’s education, buying a car, a trip and match other monetary aims with least sum of stress.Why equity? It’s a simple theory; owneds deserve more than employees.Why diversification? Not all owneds will succeed.Why mutual funds? Most investors do not have the time, knowledge, intensity, or liking towards many asset categories and for investing.Why active monies? Because mutual fund managers with its own experience, acquaintance and strong units have the potential to beat the market.Why passive monies? Because despite accusing costs in actively finagled mutual funds, there is no guarantee that mutual fund overseers will be able to beat the market.Why largecap capitals and monies? They are relatively stable firms, experienced conduct, can better manage economic downturns, have better access to capital and human resources.( Relative to midcaps& smallcaps) Why Midcaps& Smallcaps? They give better upside capacities, and a few of them is gonna be future largecaps.Why flexi-cap funds? This category has all three largecaps, midcaps, and smallcaps in one portfolio.Why international assets? Because, Indian stock market is less than 3 per cent of the entire world stock market.Why patience? Because from the flower of 1992 to 2003 the equity grocery caused no return for 11 years.Why long term? Maths. Because in the magic formula of deepening, go is exponential.Why fixed income? In 2008, when the equity sell chastised more than 50 per cent of cases, the fixed income resources behaved as shock absorber.Why a core fixed income portfolio of’ AAA’ securities? Because the credit risk is low and the portfolio is well diversified with high quality borrowers.Why money market funds? To control short-term needs.Why gold? When parties lose faith in fiat money, the yellowed metal does well.Why real estate? It pays inflation-beating returns on a long-term basis along with added benefit of safety and security.Why emergency fund? Because the world is uncertain.Why life insurance? Because death is certain, but the timing is uncertain.Why health insurance now? No insurance company will easily give you policy after you fall ill.Why SIP? Because we are lazy and don’t have the study to invest every month.Why retirement saving? Because life is long and children are not our retirement fund.Why resource rationing? Because it helps deal with all fiscal situations and can ensure peace of mind.Why spend? Because, it imparts pleasure and satisfaction.Why save? For ongoing joy and happiness in the future.Why go for a financial consultant? Very few people have the psychological intelligence to organize finances on their own.Why no cryptocurrency? Because it is highly volatile, and doesn’t have the backing of the government guarantee, doesn’t have a track record or biography like golden, there is an operational risk of holding it, and there is a risk of permanent capital erosion.Albert Einstein famously said, “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself”. And this can only happen if one starts with a WHY? I hope this exercise of predict my WHYs has given you some perspective about your own WHYs. The WHY can also help weed out ideas and investments that may not suit one’s risk appetite, values and goals and helps in having clarity and build conviction on a monetary decision.Financial stress is the biggest stress in most people’s lives. So next time you save, invest, or hope a foreign journey, start it with a WHY ?( Amit Grover is AVP, training at DSP Mutual Fund. Views are his own)




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