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FundsIndia Recommends: SBI Magnum Equity

A new addition to our ‘Select Funds’ list this quarter is SBI Magnum Equity. While SBI Bluechip, a top-notch fund from the same fund house also figures in our list, SBI Magnum Equity, is a recent addition. SBI Magnum Equity is a pure large-cap fund, unlike its sister fund that takes some mid-cap exposure. As […]

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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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Changes to FundsIndia’s Select Funds list

FundsIndia’s Select Funds is a list of funds that you can invest in today. Spread across categories, this list helps you narrow down your investment choices from the hundreds of funds that you would otherwise have to sift through before investing. We review this list on a quarterly basis. There are additions to ensure that […]

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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: 2017 – Outlook and strategy

If the below data has weakened your faith and interest in equity, then it could be a good thing! ‘The safest and most potentially profitable thing is to buy something when no one likes it’ said Howard Marks, one of America’s more successful investor. If you are not liking what you are seeing below, then […]

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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 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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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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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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