Is the principle of banking in Islam possible?

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Is the principle of banking in Islam possible?” Islamic banking has two primary principles: the equitable sharing of profit and loss in any venture, and the prohibition of riba’, usury. In principle, these are equitable considerations, and praiseworthy. The contentions of Islamic banking is not theContinue reading “Is the principle of banking in Islam possible?”

Staying invested with a flexible fixed income approach..

Staying invested with a flexible fixed income approach as inflation bites, an article on JP Morgan’s Income Strategy in navigating the current market environment. While it is a sponsored content, it is a good read. A flexible fixed income approach, to me, would also include a multi-asset fund(s) or portfolio. The key is to stayContinue reading “Staying invested with a flexible fixed income approach..”

Should new investors have bonds in their portfolio?

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Should new investors, in their 20s, have bonds in their portfolio?” It is a good practice to have bonds in your portfolio. Debt instruments lower the overall risk of your portfolio, and stabilise it in the event that equities drop. Equities have the potential to earnContinue reading “Should new investors have bonds in their portfolio?”

“Is Islamic banking viable?”

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Is Islamic banking viable?” If by viable, you mean to ask if there is there a market for it, then it is because enough people believe in it for it to exist. It is a growing field, and it is evolving. If by viable, you meanContinue reading ““Is Islamic banking viable?””

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