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FundsIndia Views: Should you worry about debt fund declines?

The single-day fall in medium and long-term debt funds ranging from 0.1% to 2.2% on February 8, 2017, following the Monetary Policy, might look alarming. There were also sections of the media blaming fund managers for betting on the Monetary Policy and losing money for investors.  Is this really the case? Why did we have […]

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Why borrowing and ‘investing’ in property is no longer attractive

For those of you looking at buying a house for letting out or simply investing in a second house, the tax laws may no longer be that kind to you. Budget 2017 proposes that any set-off of loss under the head ‘income from house property’ (under Section 71 of the Income Tax Act) against any […]

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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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This time, next year – will your financial plan be any different?

Resolutions are passé, say some. Resolutions changed my life, believe a few. Resolutions are meant to be broken, smirk others. Whichever category you belong to, there are a few resolutions that ought to be a part of your life – financial resolutions. And trust us; these are not the ones to be broken. We have […]

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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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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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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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The Three Step Guide to Owning Designer Products…

…With your fresher’s salary “Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” — Vivienne Westwood There’s just something about fashion that lures the soul, isn’t there? The caress of the soft fabric on our skin, the whiff of perfume carried on the breeze, the click-clack […]

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Lessons from the gym can make you rich!

Health is wealth, isn’t it? The fitter you are in mind, body and soul, the happier you live. It’s hard not to agree with that. What’s interesting is that, there are lessons of financial health to be learnt from fitness trainers too! Are you wondering how? Well, picture this. You’re at the gym. For the […]

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