Aasif Hirani

Articles By Aasif Hirani

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Your Money: Debt fund isn’t about return maximisation

Do not chase higher returns via debt funds as these funds are for capital preservation.

Stock Market Investment: Don’t invest just because the market is falling

Remember your financial goals and your risk appetite. If you have extra cash and investing for the long term, then go ahead and deploy your funds in a staggered manner.

Negative yield on bonds globally pushing up gold prices to new highs

If growth worries persist due to trade war, gold prices would go even higher driven by large ETF gold holdings

Gold prices, US china trade tension, global trade, Jerome Powell, Spot gold, US gold futures, US Federal Reserve

Your money: Goal-based investing ensures peace of mind

A good financial plan can put back your financial life on track and help you achieve your financial goals

Goal based investing, investing tips, financial advice, savings tips, financial planning, financial life

Life insurance: How much cover do you need?

Your life insurance should be big enough to take care of your present as well as future needs of your dependents

life insurance, process to buy life insurance, home loan, car loan, annual family expense, endowment plans, life insurance news

Liquid funds are good alternatives to savings accounts

Reserve Bank of India in 2011 brought changes and deregulated interest rate on saving deposits. Before that, every bank would offer 4% per annum but now banks can offer interest whatever they deemed fit.

Safe heaven investing: Gold and interest rates do not always move in opposite directions

When the economy is booming, companies make profit and these profits are passed on to investors through dividend.

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Stock market investing: Can bad news be good news for the investor?

Bad news investor – a term rarely heard—is used for investors who primarily invest in stocks of companies that are in news due to bad reasons. Theoretically, it sounds like a good idea to buy on bad news. It’s equivalen

Stock market investing: Can bad news be good news for the investor?

Correction overdone, MCX crude may resume upward move

Oil prices took a beating last week and from $52 it tumbled to $43.50. Oil market got stirred up after fears surrounding Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) deal to cut production among its members.

Correction in silver overdone, bulls may bounce back

Silver prices were trading higher for the first six months of this year. It fell into a rut this summer and then hit badly last week.

Copper to remain under stress next year after dismal performance in 2016

Copper is also inversely related to US dollar since copper is traded in US currency so any appreciation in US dollar will have negative impact on copper prices.

Copper to remain under stress next year after dismal performance in 2016

Tough time for crude oil investors; upside limited

Crude oil is in news right now with OPEC meeting this week.

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Nickel may begin to lose its appeal after a stellar run in 2016

Nickel prices have surged nearly 12 per cent in the ongoing calendar year till September 20.

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Copper prices may tumble to Rs 290 per kg; Is it safe for long term investing?

Compare to other base metals, copper is one of the worst performing metal this calendar year.

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Festive, wedding demand may boost gold prices; should you invest?

Gold Futures on Friday jumped after the US employment data disappointed and missed estimates.

Natural gas prices are expected to rise further

Natural Gas prices have soared by over 25 per cent on a year-to-date basis till August 30, 2016 on account of rise lower inventory and hot summer in US.

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Silver bull run just getting started: Tradebulls

Fundamentals show the bull run has just started in silver and investors should keep patient to reap multi-fold gain in this precious metal.

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Aluminium jumps 9% in Jan-Aug; investors should maintain long positions

After a dismissal performance last year, Aluminum managed to gain around 9 percent in the first eight months.


Zinc prices soar over 40% this year, may rise further

Zinc has risen 43 percent since the start of this year making it one of the best performing commodities

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Crude expected to correct, it may be time to book profits

There is near term headwinds for oil prices created by storage overhang and gasoline glut in the US.

Copper prices may correct to Rs 313 per kg on weak demand

Copper has bounced smartly from the lows of Rs 299 per kg in first half of June to current price of Rs 335 per kg marking 12 per cent gain.

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Gold prices set to rise; invest now and reap gains in 2-3 years

Gold has touched two year high. At present it is up over 25 per cent on year-to-date basis.


Aluminium prices rising slowly but steadily, should you invest?

Aluminum price increases this year have been minimal compared to what we’ve seen in steel prices. Even when metals prices were rising across the board in the first quarter, aluminum was the laggard as oversupply still kept

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Silver is significantly underpriced; any correction is an opportunity to buy

Gold: Silver ratio is currently at 73.3. It means one ounce of gold can buy 73.3 ounces of silver.

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‘Crude oil may tumble to Rs 3100-3030 per barrel, traders should wait’

Crude prices has made double top at Rs 3,442 and Rs 3,439 respectively on 30th May and 9th June. Usually, the double top is a signal that Crude oil may have peaked at the moment and some correction is expected.

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Zinc may remain shining star among base metals

Zinc prices has surged as much as 25 percent in 2016 to the highest since July as miners supply less of the ore concentrate

Supply constraints will keep zinc prices firm, target price Rs 195 on March 2017

Copper on a downtrend since 2016 beginning so far, should you buy?

Copper prices have witnessed a downtrend since the beginning of 2016 with a 3 per cent fall. Also, since encountering a significant...

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