After studying law I vectored towards journalism by accident and it's the only job I've done since. It's a job that has taken me on a private jet to Jaisalmer - where I wrote India's first feature on fractional ownership of business jets - to the badlands of west UP where India's sugar economy is inextricably now tied to politics. I'm a big fan of new business models and crafty entrepreneurs. Fortunately for me, there are plenty of those in Asia at the moment.
Buy when the odds are in your favour. Investors who follow this rule do well more often than not.
As we settle into 2019, the chances of making money over a 2-3-year cycle are clearly in the favour of investors. As markets sell off on account of the election uncertainty, geopolitical tensions and a potential global growth slowdown, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Indian companies are poised to post a healthy increase in earnings over the next year. Our forthcoming story on equities urges investors to gradually step in and buy into the India story.
One area that has proved to be a bright spot for markets are ‘systematic investment plans’ where investors allocate a set portion periodically towards their long-term goals. Despite the fact that their investments have not delivered in the last year, they’ve so far stayed put. The risk-averse debt funds are a good place to park money in 2019, as yields are expected to remain steady.
For those who fancy investing in gold, commodities or cryptocurrencies, we present a roadmap in the coming days. And lastly, global investors have the benefit of filtering out the noise and focus on the long-term India story. Read those perspectives in the Forbes India Investment Special 2019, on stands now, stories of which will be online starting Monday.