I haven’t been around much here on the forum in recent days, here’s what I’ve been doing - learning about investing in the stock market. I’ve been learning value investing, technical analysis, risk management and more, and I’ve been investing in mutual funds in a big way. Once I am more confident, I will be investing directly in stocks.
So far I have opened up an account in 8 different mutual funds, representing large cap, diversified, small cap, mid-cap, sector specific and tax saving funds. My only regret is that I started 3 years late. Indian markets have gone from 18k to 32k in 3 years - the time PM Modi has been around.
But I tried to play too safe these years and invested my Fiverr money in fixed deposits in big banks, missing out on amazing returns. So I am entering the market when it is already high. Anyway, 2017 is a good year for investing in the Indian markets. Just make sure to hold on to your investments for the next 10-15 years.