... Investment Principles The art of successful investment rests on the foundation of certain basic principles, which generally hold good for all times and places. Moreover, these principles are also readily applicable to all types of investment media, whether it is real estate, shares, government security, bonds, gold, silver, jewellery or collectibles like paintings, stamps and antiques.
One may invest in:
Physical assets like real estate, gold/jewellery, commodities etc. and/or
Financial assets such as fixed deposits with banks, small saving instruments with post offices, insurance/provident/pension fund etc. or securities market related instruments like shares, bonds, debentures etc.
The first pri...