Updated: Jun 6
This being the first post that is being published I would like to talk about what many experts call a Model Portfolio.
Let me explain what a model portfolio is all about. An investor who begins his/her journey at a young age needs to put their savings to work in such a way that their wealth multiplies at least 2x in a period of 10 years. This is achievable only if a person is invested in multiple asset classes, that too in a proportionate manner. Let me explain why.
I know a dozen examples where people known to me made the mistake of flocking all their bank balance to the equity market. Their sole focus became direct and in-direct (mutual fund) investments in equity. They made a common mistake of placing all their 'eggs in one basket', a mistake which people make at the start of their un-informed journey of investing. Sure, equities are the key driving force behind the multiplied growth of your wealth but they are not the sole growth driver. You will need seat belts, airbags, and probably a helmet too to avoid dying in any 'crash'. The crashes in equity markets are like earthquakes, you will know only after it strikes.
The famous stock market crashes of 2001, 2008, 2019 have taught us one thing only i.e. diversity is the key to growth. A diversified portfolio looks something like this;
Direct Equity Investment using a D-mat account
Mutual funds- A combination of Debt-Equity-Regular Income Funds
Bullion investment- via Rbi Gold bonds and physical silver investment
Public Provident Fund- A must-have for every investor.
Direct Corporate Bond Investment with only top-notch bluechip companies
Fixed deposits or a Recurring Deposit
REIT Investment i.e. investment in Real Estate via the stock markets
These are some must-have assets for all investors looking to attain a diverse portfolio. Some of the asset classes mentioned above are subject to further in-depth diversification. I make sure that my clientele is invested in them proportionately.
I will not delve into greater depths right now but over a course of some other blogs, I will be sharing my ideas about investments in each of these assets. I will share with you my experience and how you can plan this journey for yourself.