Asked on 31 Mar 2019
Based on the articles available, I have mostly been advised to start with ETFs, but I understand that they are not ideal for short term investment. Hence, this question
Expected return formula:
Years till money required divided by 2, 3, or 4.
If you need the money in 7 years, you should expect a 1.75-3.5% return. Thus, investing only in short term bonds, or even short term endowment plans would be ideal. Stocks and equity funds would be too volatile for such a short term.
Arpita Mukherjee, Community Evangelist at Kristal.AI
Answered on 05 Nov 2019
Given that you're yet to embark on the investing journey, the first step would be to read up and understand what investing is. Although there are so many financial advisors out ther who can help you with this, I'd suggest that you go for a robo-advisory platform to do the job of assessing your current financial position and recommend a portfolio strategy after reviewing your risk profile. As for the "catch", I would say that Robo-advisors are still not very different from your ordinary financial advisors as both options will still have a management fee incurred for users. The difference lies with the amount, as Robo-advisors have lower management fees.
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I hope this helps you make the right decision.