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FundsIndia explains: Index funds and ETFs

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What’s the difference between HDFC Nifty ETF and HDFC Index Nifty? Well, the first is an ETF and the second is a mutual fund. They both have the same purpose…Continue Reading

FundsIndia explains: Active sector bets

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When we look at some of the mutual fund factsheets or market presentations or listen to a fund manager speak, we often come across the term Overweight/Underweight a sector or…Continue Reading

FundsIndia explains: What is a value fund?

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If you’re a savvy shopper, you wait for discount seasons during the year to buy that new television, phone, fancy shoes or clothes. You get the same good performance or…Continue Reading

Changes to FundsIndia’s Select Funds List

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FundsIndia’s Select Funds is a list of investment worthy funds. Spread across categories, this list helps you narrow down your investment choices from the hundreds of funds that you would…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Compounded annual growth rate (CAGR)

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Some time ago, we looked at what compounding is all about and how your money multiplies under compounding . When money compounds over several years, the finance world use a…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: What is consistency?

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Any day is a good day for investing in a mutual fund. And whenever you invest, you need your fund to deliver well – i.e., generate returns better than the…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Sharpe ratio

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Couple of weeks ago we looked at volatility and consistency of returns of a mutual fund and how to choose a mutual fund based on these parameters. We discussed about…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Capital gains set off

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We covered taxation on mutual funds in detail last month, over two different posts. This week, we will go a bit more into detail, especially as many of you had…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Mutual funds and volatility

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Investors typically tend to pick a fund that has delivered the highest return in its category in the past. But can the past point-to-point performance of the fund be the…Continue Reading


FundsIndia Explains: Why all equity funds aren’t the same

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Read a review of an equity fund or look at their ratings and you will always find a mention of large-cap or mid-cap or multi-cap. For a newbie investor, this…Continue Reading

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