These are investments in stocks and shares of Companies that are listed on the stock markets. They could also be investments in equity related securities like futures, options and other derivatives.
As one of the most favourite metals amongst individual investors, an allocation to Gold is always viewed as a long term wealth creation investment, with an aim to beat inflation.
These investments are relatively more stable than equity investments and aim to provide steady returns, as they invest in interest bearing securities like Government and Corporate Bonds, Term Deposits etc.
Money Market Instruments (MMI)
These are debt investments like Treasury Bills, Commercial Papers, Certificate of Deposits etc., with high liquidity and very short maturities.