One of Vasu's investment strategies includes maintaining two types of portfolios — one tactical and one strategic.
The tactical portfolio capitalizes on trading opportunities, with 20 to 40 percent of one's portfolio invested, depending one one's risk appetite.
"One should not underestimate risks. Some of these risks could pan out and cause markets to pull back," he added. "You don't want to fire all your bullets in one go, so spread it out over the next twelve months, because over the next two three years, I think markets will recover and you could enjoy pretty good returns."
In the commodities space, Vasu views gold as a promising investment even as the value of the yellow metal has risen by some 38 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the World Gold Council. He said gold is emerging as a distinct asset class with many fund managers and central banks starting to acquire gold. Expectations of a dollar debasement and inflation down the road, he said, make gold a good hedge.
"Whatever you invest in, understand it completely, understand the risks," he advised. "The thing with a lot of investors is they buy just simply on the back of advisor's comments. They should really understand what they're buying.
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