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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Time the Market

There are several reasons why you shouldn’t try to time the stock market. The overall reason is simply that you can’t do it. Nobody can! In a 2018 study conducted by the International Monetary Fund, 153 recessions were analysed across 63 countries from 1992 till 1994. It was found that only 5 of the recessions…
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Investing in the Market and Market Corrections

So you are an investor who is waiting for the market to take a correction before investing. It’s always tempting to wait for a dip before entering the market. But here are some facts that might encourage you to invest before the market starts to tumble. Corrections are temporary: While corrections in the market occur…
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Rebalancing Your Investment Portfolio

Your prime strategy in investing should not only be diversification of your investment in accordance with your investment strategy, but also rebalancing your investments in accordance with your target asset allocation. When you invest, you do so optimally in different asset classes, allocating a certain percentage for each of the assets. This asset allocation is…
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How & Where Should You Invest

One of the biggest question marks for an investor with some money to spare is where and how should he invest. An investor can invest in different types of asset classes. The age-old adage of “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” comes to mind here. If we graduate this a bit further, it…
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PSX Webinar#3 – Amnesty Scheme 2019

PSX Webinar#3 – Amnesty Scheme 2019 was presented on Asset Declaration Scheme 2019, covering the complexities and implications of the subject. PSX chose Mr. Farrukh Rasheed, ACA and Partner at R.A & Co. for this particular topic. Mr. Farrukh had previously done a PSX Webinar on Tax Filing, which was talked about for several weeks…
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PSX Webinar#1 Save, Budget and Invest

PSX Webinar is team PSX’s recent initiative that was planned in order to fill the gap between potential investors and avenues they can invest in. The number of people interested in investing is large but the majority of these potential investors don’t have adequate knowledge to be able to figure out which investment avenues they…
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Pakistan Investment Bonds

Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) are debt securities issued by the State Bank of Pakistan. These bonds are issued in denominations of multiples of Rs 100,000/- and available in tenors of 3, 5, 10, and 20 years. The yield on these bonds is fixed and disbursed semi-annually. The coupon rate or semi-annual return on these bonds…
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What is a Mutual Fund; How does it Work

A mutual fund is a collection or assortment of stocks, bonds, money market instruments and similar assets. Broadly speaking, a mutual fund can be a collection of various stocks or stocks & bonds or government bonds & certificates of deposits or stocks & fixed income securities or any other combination of securities that are grouped…
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BC vs Investing – Which is better?

Ballot Committee, popularly known as ‘BC’, is very popular amongst the ladies in the sub-continent; but the fact is that BCs are popular in other cultures as well such as those of the west. In the U.S and Europe these are known as ‘Saving Circles’. Another fact of the matter is that BCs are more…
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