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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 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 hybrid debt funds

Last week we discussed about closed -ended debt funds and one of the most popular closed-ended debt fund category – fixed maturity plans (FMP). In this article, we’ll discuss the other closed-ended debt options. FMPs invest their entire assets in debt instruments. Other closed-ended hybrid debt options such as capital-protection oriented schemes and dual advantage […]

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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 explains: How to tell if your fund is doing well

Looking back on 2016, your equity funds have not matched up to your expectations. Where did those 20% returns go? Should you sell your fund? Don’t do that just yet. Remember that you never look at a fund’s performance in isolation. So how do you tell if your fund is doing well? Answer these questions […]

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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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FundsIndia explains: Why the growth option is preferable

Over the past few weeks, we have been explaining various aspects of dividends in mutual funds. You know how a mutual fund makes dividends, what happens when a fund declares a dividend, and how it affects your NAV. We, and most advisors, usually recommend that you opt for growth when investing rather than dividend, especially […]

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FundsIndia Explains – Scheme Information Document (SID)

Scheme Information Document (SID) provides investors with much of the information that you need to know about a scheme. You would have read disclaimers in mutual funds, telling you to read the SID before investing. But a SID can overwhelm you, going by the information overload that it carries. So, here’s what we would recommend […]

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