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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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Things under our control

Arun Kumar

The last few weeks have been pretty tough for most of us. At the current juncture, while ‘Be Patient’ remains the best time-tested advice, let us be honest. This is…Continue Reading

This Happens!

Arun Kumar

Sometimes we forget the simple truth. THIS HAPPENS! Markets go down. In fact a lot of times. Let me clarify… Markets go up, and then they go down. Over time…Continue Reading

Things No One Tells You About ‘Exit Now and Enter Later’

Arun Kumar

Eavesdropping on your mind-voice during a market decline Whenever equity markets decline, there is usually some bad news attached to it.  Intuitively, the first instinct is to extrapolate the bad…Continue Reading

An Unusual Portfolio Approach to Deal with Coronavirus

Arun Kumar

What happened? In the last few days, global equity markets have fallen sharply on concerns of coronavirus, a respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, China, and spreading globally.  The market…Continue Reading

IDFC Sterling Value Fund

An underrated fund at the helm of a veteran fund manager

Arun Kumar

Not so great recent performance… Intuitively most of us like to buy a fund with a strong recent performance or high star rating (which is significantly influenced by strong recent…Continue Reading

Sensex at 1 lakh!

Arun Kumar

Usually, this genre of headlines gets extremely popular during the final phase of a bull market before it eventually fizzles out. And in later years, this normally becomes part of…Continue Reading

Budget 2020-21

India Budget 2020-21 – Conservative and Incremental

Arun Kumar

Given the context of an economic slowdown, expectations were high for strong growth measures to revive the economy. The budget was predominantly ‘incremental’ in nature sticking to a fiscally conservative…Continue Reading

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 – 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