Category: Investments 101

GEM Board – A Real Gem of the Pakistan Stock Exchange

There was a time when small to medium sized companies found it cumbersome to list on Pakistan Stock Exchange. The pre-requisites were tough and the post-listing requirements were not easy to follow. However, lately, a lot has changed for the better. The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has approved listing regulations of the…
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The Final Step of Your Business’s Journey!

Running a business on any scale requires careful planning and the ability of its managers to capitalize on all opportunities presented, while also finding the best solutions to all the challenges that arise in the business landscape. Every economy in the world has its own unique characteristics and businesses must continuously strive to achieve higher…
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What is an ETF and How it Functions

Contributed by: Raeda Latif An Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is an investment instrument that combines the tradability of shares with the investment attributes of an open-ended mutual fund. In essence, an ETF is a tradable fund that has the risk and return characteristics of a portfolio of shares whilst having the diversity inherent in a…
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How To Know Your Investment Doubling Period

The question “when would my money double?” is a question that crosses every investor’s mind sooner or later. If you have also wondered about when you can double your money by investing in stocks or another investment avenue of your choice, you have come to the right place. As a matter of fact, you will…
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Investment Avenues in Pakistan

Pakistan holds great potential not only for local investors but for Pakistanis living abroad as well. A lot of people are unaware that there are many investment avenues in Pakistan apart from the commonly known avenues like Stock Exchange, Property and Mutual Funds. Today, we will take a look at the major investment avenues that…
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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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