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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar, Head of Research at FundsIndia, has over 8 years of experience in the Indian wealth management industry. His expertise includes building investment solutions, implementing dynamic asset allocation models, mutual fund research etc.

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US-Iran tension

US, Iran and your Portfolio. What happens next?

Arun Kumar

Unless you are living under a rock, by now you should know about the US-Iran tension. Here is a quick summary: The United States killed a top Iranian military commander…Continue Reading

Debt Mutual Funds

Debt Mutual Funds – Portfolio Construction Framework

Arun Kumar

In recent times, debt mutual funds have been in the limelight, primarily because of NAV declines in few funds led by credit downgrades and defaults. While the credit-related risks were…Continue Reading

Timing the market

Why time in the market matters more than timing the market

Arun Kumar

 “Don’t try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can’t be done except by liars” – Bernard Baruch Attempts at timing the market can make investors…Continue Reading

Large Cap Funds

Large Cap Funds – It ain’t over till it’s over

Arun Kumar

Auto drivers and market efficiency A few years back before the days of app-based auto booking (such as Uber, Ola etc.), I used to pay anywhere between ₹200- ₹300 to…Continue Reading

Equity Markets near an all-time high. But why did Little Albert cry?

Arun Kumar

Pavlov’s Dogs: In the 1980’s Russian psychologist, Ivan Pavlov was researching salivation in dogs in response to being fed. He predicted that the dogs would salivate in response to the…Continue Reading

Long-term equity investing

Experiencing long term investing, one short term period at a time

Arun Kumar

Imagine there are three bowls of water in front of you – one cold, one hot, and another at room temperature. Assume you put one hand in the bowl with…Continue Reading

FI Stable Growth 25

FundsIndia launches: FI Stable Growth 25

Arun Kumar

Investment researchers across the world, have found out that a group of stocks with certain specific characteristics reward investors more than the popular market cap based benchmarks (such as Nifty…Continue Reading

Why one cannot ignore this significant question

Why Equity SIP Investors Can No Longer Ignore this Significant Question

Arun Kumar

Assume you were buying gold every month for ₹10,000. You plan to accumulate a few grams every month and continue building gold exposure over the next 10 years. If gold…Continue Reading

Stock market declines

How to make the most of stock market declines

Arun Kumar

At some point in time, every year, the market has fallen below its peak. The average intra-year decline has been -22 percent for the last 29 years. Till 2011, intra-year…Continue Reading

Taking Advantage of Volatility

Arun Kumar

The returns from equities for the last 1-2 years haven’t been great. The mid and smallcap category has taken a larger hit compared to large caps. The reasons range from…Continue Reading

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