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The World of Investments

The financial market comprises of various products like Equities, Mutual Funds, and Exchange traded funds, Insurance, Bonds etc. There are also the commodity markets- Markets that allow you to invest in things like gold, silver, copper, crude oil, natural gas, even agri commodities like Rubber, pepper, turmeric, guar etc.

Investments could be broadly classified into 3 types:

  • Fixed return Investments: Like bonds, debentures, fixed deposits etc:  As the name indicates, these are investments that offer a fixed return on your investments. Typically they are low risk, low return investments
  • Market return Investments: Like equities, commodities etc
  • Hybrid return Investments: Like certain mutual funds.