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Vidya Bala

Vidya Bala was the Head of Mutual Fund Research at FundsIndia

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Why SEBI needs to strengthen rules to protect investors in debt mutual funds

Vidya Bala

Recently, a journalist asked me whether retail investors need to be more careful with their debt mutual funds, in the context of the recent credit risk issues. My reply was, ‘Can they, really?’…Continue Reading

Children’s education – when parents aspire without a plan

Vidya Bala

When I met some of my school teachers in a reunion, one of our teachers commented on how parents’ view on education has changed over years. If the debate was…Continue Reading

Outdated financial advice parents should avoid giving

Vidya Bala

Several of the 50 year-plus investors I know are eager to initiate their millennial children into investing as soon as possible. In their eagerness, they help their children with the…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: What is bad news and when to sell your fund

Vidya Bala

The recent spate of negative news in the debt space, with the downgrading of debt papers of some banks and NBFCs, may have caused you to panic. What’s more, for…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme

Vidya Bala

If you are an aggressive investor and building a long-term portfolio, this may be a good time to invest in a midcap fund like Kotak Emerging Equity. This aggressive fund…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: Axis Banking & PSU Debt

Vidya Bala

Amidst all the risks that transpired in the debt space, in the last 6 months, Axis Banking & PSU Debt was among the few funds that remained steady and unhurt…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: DSP Equity Opportunities

Vidya Bala

DSP Equity Opportunities fund has traditionally been a volatile, opportunistic fund that can swing either way, heavily, in the short term. This large & midcap equity fund had one such…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Reviews: UTI Transportation and Logistics Fund

Vidya Bala

Investors with a penchant for risk and those who do not have exposure to thematic funds can consider limited exposure (5-10% of total equity) to UTI Transportation and Logistics Fund…Continue Reading

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

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