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Should You Buy Gold This Akshaya Tritiya?

IndianMoney.com Research Team | Updated On Wednesday, April 18,2018, 04:37 PM
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Should You Buy Gold This Akshaya Tritiya?

 

It’s Akshaya Tritiya, a very auspicious day as per the Hindu calendar.  It’s popularly believed that the purchase of an asset (be it gold or property) on Akshaya Tritiya, will bring in prosperity. Jewelers see massive business on Akshaya Tritiya Day. Akshaya Tritiya 2017 was good for jewelers. Major jewelers like Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Anmol Jewelers and Tanishq, are expecting 20-30% higher gold jewelry sales, compared to Akshaya Tritiya 2017.

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Should You Buy Gold This Akshaya Tritiya?

 

1. Jewelers see massive business this Akshaya Tritiya

 

Prominent jewelers are expecting massive sales this Akshaya Tritiya. This is because Akshaya Tritiya 2018 coincides with the wedding season. The Met Department has forecast a normal monsoon. This means citizens residing in rural areas, are expected to buy a lot of gold this Akshaya Tritiya, as prospects of a good harvest go up.

Jewelers are offering good discounts this Akshaya Tritiya, to lure you and other buyers to purchase gold this festive season.

 

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2. Should you buy gold this Akshaya Tritiya

 

Akshaya Tritiya is a great day to buy gold and whether you like it or not, a number of urban and rural citizens will be buying a lot of gold and gold jewelry. But, should you buy gold as an investment? Over the last 3 years, gold has given returns of 4.68%. Surely, you can find an investment which gives more than this.

Let’s take a look at the returns from Gold ETFs this past year. IDBI Gold ETF gave the maximum returns at 6.42%, while ICICI Prudential Gold ETF Fund gave the lowest returns at 4.98%. Fixed Deposits gave returns in the range of 6-7% a year.

What do you learn from this? Gold ETFs gave lesser returns or were just able to match the returns from FDs. Neither gold nor residential property nor debt did too well. It would be wise to invest money in equities, if you can bear risk. Hybrid funds which invest in a mixture of debt and equity are a good investment, if you can’t bear much risk. The equity portion gives good returns and debt protects the investment. What about buying gold for daughter’s marriage? Well, if the marriage is 2-3 years away, you must buy gold during Akshaya Tritiya. It doesn’t make sense to buy gold, 10-15 years in advance.

 

SEE ALSO: What are Gold Exchange Traded Funds and How Do They Work?

 

3. Should you have gold in the portfolio?

 

Your personal portfolio should have at least 7-15% of investment in gold. This would be a hedge against inflation. Why not buy gold this Akshaya Tritiya to balance your portfolio? Be Wise, Get Rich.

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