Investing Insights


Harsh Gahlaut

Founder & CEO

With over 2 decades of experience in the investment industry, Harsh is considered a subject matter expert in personal finance and has a keen interest towards the behavioral side of investing. 

FinEdge’s bionic business model and its tech investment platform, Dreams into Actions (DiA), has been conceptualized by Harsh and enables the unique ability of FinEdge to bring the best of processes, people and technology together to deliver tangible value to investors. 

Before founding FinEdge in 2011, he has worked extensively in the wealth management & private banking space with Standard Chartered Bank, Religare Macquarie & Dawnay Day AV. 

Harsh is an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (Pune) and completed his BCom (Honours) from Hansraj College (New Delhi). Most of his schooling was done in Army Schools (APS – Dhaula Kuan).

How Can 50/30/20 Budgeting Help Allocate Money Towards Financial Goals

Most people understand the importance of financial planning and desire to invest towards their financial goals. However, some people are not able to do so because, by the end of the month, they are left with little or no money to invest.

Silver Prices Are at a Record High: Should You Invest?

In April 2024, the silver prices made headlines by crossing all-time highs to touch Rs. 85,000 per kg. Silver has the dual benefit of being a precious metal and industrial metal. High inflation and geopolitical uncertainty have boosted the demand for precious metals.

NASDAQ Mutual Funds Was One of the Best-Performing Indices in 2023 With 55% Returns. Should You Invest?

In 2023, the NASDAQ 100 Index gave stellar returns of 55%, making it one of the best-performing indices amongst major global indices. Looking at the 55% eye-popping returns in 2023, many Indian investors are looking at ways of investing in the NASDAQ out of sheer FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). They expect the outperformance to continue in 2024 and beyond.

The Microcap Index Was the Best-Performing Index in 2023-24: Should You Invest in It?

In FY 2023-24, the Nifty Microcap 250 Index gave a whopping 85.12% returns. It was the best-performing index in FY 2023-24 amongst broad market capitalisation indices. In this article, we will understand the Nifty Microcap 250 Index, how it has performed, how much you should allocate to it, and how to invest in it.

Where Should You Invest if the BJP Government Comes to Power?

In the State Assembly elections concluded in November 2023, the BJP got a decisive majority in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The party retained Madhya Pradesh while it wrested Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan from the Congress party.

Child Education Planning - Why Is It Important, and How to Plan For It?

Every parent aspires to send their children to the best college/institute for higher education. However, most of the time, the best college comes with a high price tag. Considering the higher number of students applying for admission and the limited supply of seats with good colleges, the competition is very high.

Transmission of Mutual Funds: Lost a Loved One? Here Is the Process to Claim Their Units

Coping with the emotional and financial pain of losing a loved one can be difficult. While you are overcoming the emotional pain, you have to deal with the deceased person's financial matters also at the same time.

What Is Nomination? Why Should All Your Mutual Fund Investments Have It and How to Do It?

As an investor, you work hard all your life to invest towards your financial goals. You do that to ensure your family doesn't face any financial hardships in the event of your untimely death. But what if, after your death, your family members have to run around the AMC office(s), Court, and other Government offices to claim your assets?

Financial Emergency: Is Taking a Loan Against Mutual Fund Units Better Than Redeeming Them?

Sometimes, we face financial emergencies and the only option left is to sell our assets or take a loan against them. In this article, we will discuss whether taking a loan against mutual fund units is better than redeeming them.

Ways of Repaying a Home Loan Early and Saving Interest

Everybody aspires to buy their dream home at some stage in life. But, for most people, a dream home purchase with their own money is not possible due to the huge amount involved. Hence, most people have to resort to taking a home loan.

Is Insurance a Good Investment?

You invest regularly to achieve your financial goals. While doing so, you should buy life insurance as it is your family's financial backup in the event of your untimely death. It is recommended that you keep the two (investments and insurance) separate, as each has a distinct purpose. However, many people end up mixing the two in a single product in the form of a participating life insurance policy or a ULIP (unit-linked insurance plan). Is it a good idea to keep insurance and investments separate or buy a bundled product? Let us discuss.

Small-Caps Are Correcting: Should Investors Be Worried? What Should They Do?

In the last few months, small-cap funds have been the most favoured segment of retail investors. Small-cap mutual fund schemes have been attracting a lot of fund inflows from retail investors. On 7th February 2024, the Nifty Smallcap 250 Index hit an all-time high of 15,489. Since then, the index has corrected a little over 10% as of March 2024. Some individual small-cap stocks that are a part of the index have corrected even more in the 15-25% range or higher. As a retail investor in small-cap mutual funds should you be worried about a further correction? What should you do? Let us discuss.