Published : October 17, 2020
Investors are finding the safe havens instruments to invest their money in a time of high uncertainty around the world due to the current pandemic of Covid. The stock market has been crucially volatile these days as none of the invented vaccines to date has proven effective. The number of cases has been risen again in some countries even after having a downward-sloping curve. So it has been really difficult for small investors to have a strong idea of the stock market and they are looking for alternatives to the stock market. Apparently, there are some of the alternates like IPOs and billions which have made fortune for investors in the time of the current pandemic. However, there are many other investment instruments that can be safe for your investments such as ETFs, Corporate Bonds, and Bank FDs. Here we are going to discuss all these investment alternatives in detail in this article.
IPOs as Investment in Equities: The year started with the IPO, SBI Card, which was around 10K Crore. This IPO has given a return of more than a hundred percent in the current year 2020 so far. And it is not the only one this year, there have been more than seven IPOs which have given similar kinds of returns. Those were all subscribed multiple times from their issue size. Also, there are several more quality IPOs are expected to come in the current year and the returns of those are also expected to be similar to other IPOs this year.
Bullions (Gold & Silver): Gold & Silver has also given an outstanding return this year, where Silver has given a return of more than a hundred percent and the prices of gold were also doubled in the year due to the uncertainty of the current pandemic. People started to invest in the billions market as it is always considered to be safe to invest in Gold & Silver when there is noise in the stock market. Precious metals have always been favorites of both retail and institutional investors in the time of uncertainties.
Corporate Bonds: Corporate bonds have also been considered as one of the safest instruments among others while the return on these is fixed and very less as compare to other equity-based instruments. However, it is one of the safest investment options which can fetch interest of somewhere around 7 percent per annum to 11 percent per annum.
Bank FDs: Bank FDs are for those investors who do not want to take a risk at all while compromise on the returns of the investment. This is a traditional investment option and mainly less risk-taking people are keen on investing their money in the FDs. There are also some other government schemes to invest in which also gives more or less similar kinds or returns like post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, etc.
Exchange-Traded Fund (ETFs): Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are also one of the best investment instruments in terms of returns. There are many good ETFs such as NIFTY BEES, Bank Nifty Bees, and Gold Bees, etc. The returns of these ETFs have always been good and it is considered safe for the investors who want to be part of the equity and commodity market but fears the adverse volatility.
Conclusion: As we can see in the above article that not only the stock and futures there have been other instruments too in the financial market through which good returns can be made along with the safety of margin. The IPOs and billions have given amazing returns to investors in this pandemic period, however; there are also other instruments for the low-risk profile investors which can make the fortune. As ETFs, corporate bonds, and Bank FDs are also considered good for investors. An investor can choose from a variety of financial products available in the financial world.
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