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Ashwini Arulrajhan

Ashwini Arulrajhan was a Research Analyst, Mutual Fund Research at FundsIndia.

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FundsIndia Recommends: Axis Bluechip

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Axis Bluechip (previously called Axis Equity) delivered 12.8% returns in the last 5 years against 12% delivered by benchmark index Nifty 100 TRI. At a time when largecap funds have…Continue Reading

Post-election Rally

Ashwini Arulrajhan

The much-awaited election outcome gave a positive push to the markets. After moving in a narrow range from November 2018, markets started building in a victory for the existing government…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Strategies: Liquid or Arbitrage funds for short-term money?

Ashwini Arulrajhan

When you look at low-risk options for parking short-term money, liquid funds are often opted for. But the tax-conscious amongst you often ask us if you should go for arbitrage…Continue Reading

Where have FIIs been buying?

Ashwini Arulrajhan

In 2018, Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) took to selling in 9 out of the 12 calendar months. At the same time, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) pumped money into the market…Continue Reading

One Year of Re-Categorisation: Looking back

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Last year around this time, SEBI had come out with standardised categories for funds to follow. That meant existing funds also had to fit into one of the categories. With…Continue Reading

Liquid fund returns are tapering off

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Liquid funds sported high returns through 2018, thanks to higher interest rates and bond yields and a liquidity crunch in the later part of the year. But returns for these…Continue Reading

Why 80C tax-saving needs planning

Ashwini Arulrajhan

As the financial year end nears, a lot of you may be in a hurry to make tax saving investments. Company deadlines to submit proofs may also be on your…Continue Reading

Why looking at 1-year returns can misguide you

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Whenever you are looking for funds to invest and look at the performance screen of a fund, the 1-year returns is the number that registers and also influences decision.  There…Continue Reading

Rewinding 2018: Sectors mutual funds bought into

Ashwini Arulrajhan

The past year has seen the market take unexpected turns. Global events have kept it on its toes while domestic factors struggled to find stability. Different sectors have shown divergent…Continue Reading

Should you invest in gold this Diwali?

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Come festive season and the attention for gold goes up. This time, the attention may be more as equity markets seem to be disappointing investors and gold prices seem to…Continue Reading

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