Returns on investments
Here's how four common assets — equity, cash, gold and fixed deposits — have performed 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 his/her financial goals, and each asset class gives different return, 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.