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Vidya Bala

Vidya Bala is the Head of Mutual Fund Research at FundsIndia. A Chartered Accountant by training, she was earlier with the Hindu Business Line’s research bureau, tracking mutual funds, stock markets and sectors for eight years.

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FundsIndia Views: The debt fund spook and what it means

Vidya Bala

The debt fund landscape is undergoing a change. And change seldom happens without disruptions.  The structure, regulation and liquidity aspects of debt instruments have been put to test in the…Continue Reading

Auto time the equity market with FundsIndia SmartSIP

Vidya Bala

At FundsIndia we constantly strive to cater to your investing needs without compromising on the basic tenets of mutual fund investing. As part of such an effort, we have recently…Continue Reading

Frequently asked questions on annual portfolio review

Vidya Bala

It’s that time of the year when you will look back at performance and have questions about your portfolio – specifically underperformance in your funds. In years like 2018 when…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: 2019 – Equity and debt outlook

Vidya Bala

2018 was a year that probably gave you glimpses of the rough side of equity and debt markets.  The bad news is that you have probably not seen the end…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: 2018 – taking stock of markets and economy

Vidya Bala

‘So much has happened but nothing has changed’. This will describe the performance of the equity and debt market in 2018. 2018 was a year of much activity in companies…Continue Reading

Catch super-large companies young with ICICI Pru Nifty Next 50 Index

FundsIndia Reviews: ICICI Pru Nifty Next 50 Index fund

Vidya Bala

SEBI defines the top 100 stocks as the large-cap universe for mutual funds to invest in. You know about the top 50 – nested in the bellwether index Nifty 50.…Continue Reading

Is the market correction good enough?

Why your returns are not the same as the market’s return

Vidya Bala

In an investor-gathering addressed by a renowned fund manager, a presentation on the returns delivered by equities over several years was put up. One of the investors asked him, “you…Continue Reading

MOSL Nasdaq 100

Should you invest in Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FoF?

Vidya Bala

If there is an equity market that is less correlated to the Indian market and provides a diverse set of companies to invest in, it is the US market. Hence,…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: Franklin India Corporate Debt

Vidya Bala

These are times when debt mutual funds appear to be operating on the extremes – taking credit risks for higher returns or playing it very safe and compromising on returns.…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: What to make of the market fall

Vidya Bala

The Nifty 50 is down 12% from its 52-week high on August 28, 2018 and the Nifty Midcap 100 is down 26% from a similar high on January 23, 2018.…Continue Reading