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What are the best instruments for Short-term Investment (say maximum of 6 months) (not necessarily a tax saving investment)?

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[ June 20, 2006: Message edited by: rathi ji ]
 
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My bet as usual:: Equity
 
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Originally posted by Shankar Iyer:
My bet as usual:: Equity



Equities are long term investments and not short term.
 
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Originally posted by rathi ji:
What are the best instruments for Short-term Investment (say maximum of 6 months) (not necessarily a tax saving investment)?

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[ June 20, 2006: Message edited by: rathi ji ]



It totally depends on the risk that you are willing to bear and the potential upside that you are after. (eg play a lottery every day for the next six months for maximum upside, but your risk is capped at the amount you play. Buying stock derivatives or margin trading has a (theoretically uncapped risk)

It also depends on how much money you have to invest - certain investments are only accessible if you have a large tranche to invest.

Realistically, six months is too short a term to make any meaningful gains. Just spend the money now ;-)
 
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I opened a FD of 15000/- for 1 month just to get a flavor of it. And the maturity amount is 15060/-.

For 60/-, I blocked my 15000/- for 1 month.

The better is, keep them into saving account only. Atlest you can use them in some emergency.
 
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Originally posted by Bhoooooo Yyempeti:


It totally depends on the risk that you are willing to bear and the potential upside that you are after. (eg play a lottery every day for the next six months for maximum upside, but your risk is capped at the amount you play. Buying stock derivatives or margin trading has a (theoretically uncapped risk)



Lottery can't be an investment. It'a a game.
 
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u might try futures or commodities..also u can try forex...
 
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Equities are long term investments and not short term.



Equities are a wonderful investment for a six month horizon!!

There are some really nice mid cap stocks which can give u return of 50-60% in 1 year
 
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Currently the best bet is Real Estate.
 
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If you're not comfortable investing in equities directly, put 5k each in 3 good multi-cap funds (magnum multi-cap, Franklin flexi-cap), and after 6 months you can get some good returns!

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I hope the original poster is not taking the advice above seriosly. Equities, funds, options, futures? Are you kidding me? For a 6-month horizon, stick with a money market fund. Nothing else fits in your situation.
 
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