Investing Essentials

Want to retire rich? Three golden tips to plan your golden years

  • October 23, 2021 06:14 AM PDT
  • Aayush
 Want to retire rich? Three golden tips to plan your golden years

Highlights It takes grit and discipline to achieve your retirement goals and starting early can kickstart your journey. Falling in the trap of get-rich-quick schemes would more often than not take you a step backward in your financial journey. ...

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Where is rhodium used in cars? How is it mined?

Where is rhodium used in cars? How is it mined?

Summary Rhodium is a precious, highly reflective, corrosion resistant metal, primarily mined as a by-product of palladium, platinum, or nickel mining. The metal finds application in automotive catalytic converters to reduce toxic gas emissions....

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Where is the largest deposit of lithium? Will we run out of lithium?

Where is the largest deposit of lithium? Will we run out of lithium?

Summary Lithium is extensively used in the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries, used to power electric vehicles. Growing popularity and government focus on electric vehicles amid climate change have skyrocketed the demand for this silvery-wh...

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Buying a home? Are you being cautious enough?

Buying a home? Are you being cautious enough?

Summary Elon Musk has announced to sell his last remaining property located in the San Francisco Bay area.  The property market is brimming with a plethora of excited home buyers, competing fiercely to win the bidding war.  One shoul...

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What exactly does OPEC do?

What exactly does OPEC do?

The journey of the oil market amid this pandemic has been a wild ride, with crude oil experiencing both the boom-and-bust phases. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic-led global lockdowns forced cars, aeroplanes, and rail coaches to restrict movement....

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How to look for the best healthcare stocks?

How to look for the best healthcare stocks?

The Healthcare sector is vast and has many blue-chips as well as small players to select from in various sub-industries. Moreover, healthcare is a human necessity which means that the demand for healthcare services usually remains unchang...

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Is Cardano better than Bitcoin?

Is Cardano better than Bitcoin?

  • June 16, 2021 08:33 PM PDT
  • Aayush

Summary Cardano can be termed as a third-generation cryptocurrency, offering enhanced functionality. Cardano can handle at least 257 transactions a second compared to Bitcoin’s 5 transactions a second. The supply of Cardano is capped at ...

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What are platinum group metals and why are they in high demand?

What are platinum group metals and why are they in high demand?

Summary Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) is a group of six precious metals that have similar properties. PGMs are extensively used in medical applications, jewellery, electronic devices, and vehicle manufacturing to limit emissions. The demand for...

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Crypto mining 101: Everything you need to know

Crypto mining 101: Everything you need to know

  • June 11, 2021 08:42 AM PDT
  • Aayush

Summary Crypto mining means gaining cryptocurrencies by solving complex cryptographic equations using high-powered computers. A blockchain is essentially a series of data blocks “chained” together, which contain key pieces of data. ...

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How good is gold as an inflation hedge asset?  

How good is gold as an inflation hedge asset?  

Summary Gold is extensively used as an inflation-hedge asset during economic downturns to protect investments. The short-term volatility in gold prices can degrade the value of gold, thus decreasing the value of an investment. Analysts also be...

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What is an IPO? Why does a company go public?

What is an IPO? Why does a company go public?

Global equity markets witnessed a surge in the number of companies going public in 2021 despite concerns about the potential volatility from the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. In the first quarter of 2021, as many as 727 companies launched initia...

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