basket of securities, options, indices, commodities, debt issuances and foreigncurrencies. A feature of some structured products is a "principal protection"function which offers protection of principal if held to maturity.
Private equities are equity securities of unlisted companies.
heyare generally illiquid and thought of as a long-term investment. Private equityinvestments are not subject to the same high level of government regulation asstock offerings to the general public. Private equity is also far less liquid than publicly traded stock.
Real estate funds are founded by a group of real estate professionals/experts to 'manage' property/real estate for the investor. Apart fromsale of property, real estate funds also make money from rentals on propertyowned by them. Some real estate funds may not actually own property as that mayinvolve above-average risk from volatility in property prices.
nstead such fundsinvest in bonds/instruments that are secured by property.
he coupon rate that theyreceive on these bonds/instruments is then distributed to investors/unit holders asdividends.
Estate planning is a process involving the counsel of professional advisors who are familiar with your goals and concerns, your assetsand how they are owned, and your family structure.
t can involve the services of avariety of professionals, including your lawyer, accountant, financial planner, lifeinsurance advisor, banker and broker.Estate planning covers the transfer of property and may or may not involve tax planning.
he core document most often associated with this process is your will.
You may have your debt and equity funds in place, but investingin commodities could just be the one element to improve your portfolio.Commodity trading provides an ideal asset allocation, also helps you hedge againstinflation and buy a piece of global demand growth.
nvestors must understand thedemand cycle that commodities go through and should have a view on what factorsmay affect this. Because commodities prices usually rise when inflation isaccelerating, they offer protection from the effects of inflation.
ew assets benefitfrom rising inflation, particularly unexpected inflation, but commodities usuallydo. As demand for goods and services increases, the price of goods and servicesusually rises too, as does the price of the commodities used to produce those goodsand services. Commodity exposure can be taken either directly through the