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FundsIndia explains: What are largecap funds?

Take any fund. Other than the returns numbers, which draw your immediate attention, look at the type of fund it is. Any portfolio recommendation or review will always mention the types or the categories of funds that make up the portfolio. Knowing what the category the fund belongs to is important, which we have explained […]

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FundsIndia Explains: International funds

You have an option to invest in international markets through the mutual fund route. Indian mutual funds offer a host of funds that invest internationally. Called international funds, these funds invest in international equities or bonds and money market instruments. Let us look at the types of international funds and some of the pros and […]

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FundsIndia Views: Budget and after

In our 2017 outlook, we suggested that three key domestic developments (aside of external factors) would have a bearing on the markets. One being budget, the second being rate cuts and the third being earnings growth. With the budget being out, let us discuss what the budget can do for the economy and markets and […]

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FundsIndia explains: ELSS funds

Every year, around this time, there is enough talk floating around on ELSS and their tax benefits. For you to understand what ELSS funds are, what they do, and how they fit your investments, here is a quick FAQ. What is an ELSS? ELSS expands into Equity Linked Savings Scheme. An ELSS is a mutual […]

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FundsIndia explains: Closed-ended Fixed Income Mutual Funds

Last week we looked at closed-ended mutual funds, and how they differ from open-ended mutual funds. We also took up in detail the other pros and cons of closed-ended equity funds. This week, we take up closed-ended debt funds; more specifically, FMPs. There are several other types of closed-ended debt funds which we will look […]

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FundsIndia explains : What are Closed-ended mutual funds

Most mutual funds are open-ended, that is, you can invest in that fund any time you please and also exit when you wish to. But some funds are classified as closed-ended. How are these different and what are their pros and cons? This article deals with it. What is an Open-ended mutual fund Open-ended mutual […]

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FundsIndia Views: The equity lessons in 2016

The close of 2016 seems to be echoing the start of 2016, with the stock markets on a downward slide. Sandwiched between these two declining phases was a period of joy ride, especially for mid-cap and small-cap segments of the market. Having contended with several bolts from the blue, the stock markets closed 2016 on […]

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FundsIndia explains: What to do if your AMC shuts shop

Over the past decade, especially after many foreign players entered the Indian mutual fund space, there have been several instances of fund houses calling it quits and exiting their business by selling their business to other players. In such instances, as investors, the first question in your mind would be what’s going to happen to […]

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Exposure Matters and Other Investing Insights From Photography

Exposure. ISO. White balance.  Aperture. If you’ve ever owned a camera you would surely come across these terms and many more. You probably remember the time when these terms changed from being abstract, barely-understood concepts to inputs integral to the making of your photograph. I remember the time when I was just a trigger happy […]

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2016 – a tough year for funds and Select Funds

If 2015 was a frustrating year for equities, 2016 was yet another. Key equity indices – Nifty or the BSE 100 have remained flat over the past 2 years. On a point-to-point return basis, funds linked to these benchmarks did not move much. And our Select Funds, despite holding a solid long-term track record, found […]

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