Equities over other asset classes

At a glance Inertia tends to be one of the key reasons most of us do not practice any asset-allocation Equities are one of the more rewarding asset-classes based on traditional risk-return metrics While Indian markets have been volatile (like the rest of the world), there have been more up years than down over the last 20 years Equities outperform Fixed Deposits over the long-term, especially when considering tax impact In spite of inherent volatility, over investing horizons of 5+ years equities are a ‘safe’ asset class Small-ticket, diversification and the real-time learning offered by equities are advantages over other

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