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A person’s portfolio holds different types of assets based on her financial goals, and each asset class gives different types of returns, which is why a portfolio must have an ideal mix of financial products (REUTERS)
A person’s portfolio holds different types of assets based on her financial goals, and each asset class gives different types of returns, which is why a portfolio must have an ideal mix of financial products (REUTERS)

Returns on my investments

  • A portfolio must have an ideal mix of financial products
  • Here's a look at how four commonly used asset types—equity, cash, gold and fixed income—have done in different periods

Building a portfolio is a complex exercise, and it has to be maintained too. A person’s portfolio holds different types of assets based on her financial goals, and each asset class gives different types of returns, which is why a portfolio must have an ideal mix of financial products. One must also keep in mind the volatility risk of the asset class, liquidity, lock-in rules and taxation. Here's a look at how four commonly used asset types—equity, cash, gold and fixed income—have done in different periods.

Source: BSE, SBI, Value Research
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Source: BSE, SBI, Value Research
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