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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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The Elusive Search for Goat Number 3

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This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town near Toronto in Canada. Two school-going kids had a…Continue Reading

Is a Market Correction Coming?

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The number of Covid cases in recent times has been on the rise… Equity markets have become more volatile on concerns of the 2nd wave of Covid impacting India’s economic…Continue Reading

How to Deploy Lumpsum into Equities?

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The Dilemma! Generally there are a number of questions when deploying large sums of money into equities. Should you invest now or wait for a market correction? What if you…Continue Reading

Floating Rate Funds – Many a Slip Between the Cup and the Lip

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What’s happening? Most debt funds (especially the ones with higher duration) have seen a dip in returns over the last 2 months as yields have gone up sharply.  The increase…Continue Reading

A Primer on Making Sense of Debt Fund Returns

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In the last few weeks, you would have suddenly noticed that some of your debt mutual funds have given slight negative returns. The extent of negative returns would be different…Continue Reading

Equity Markets – What Next?

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Setting Reasonable Return Expectations Every day, when I start from my home to office (a routine which I badly miss in the new “work from home” life), I roughly know…Continue Reading

The ‘Rebuilding India’ Budget

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A pragmatic, bold and growth oriented budget with a focus on capital spending to revive the economy without resorting to higher taxes. Quick Summary A budget focused on investment-led growth…Continue Reading

7 Brutally Honest Questions That Answer Your Equity Exposure Dilemma

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The question everyone wants an answer for… You have often heard about the adage “Buy Low – Sell High”. Now that markets are at an all-time high, shouldn’t you SELL…Continue Reading

What if your SIP had more powers? Presenting ‘Power SIP’

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We have always remained strong proponents of systematic investment plans (SIPs) in equities. The reason it works over the long run is because it helps in averaging out the buying…Continue Reading

Sliding Doors, Covid-19 and the Equity SIP Investor

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Have you seen the movie Sliding Doors? Sliding Doors is a 1998 romantic-comedy-drama film with a super cool plot. You can check out the trailer here to get a sense…Continue Reading