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Rising rate scenario favors FMPs

Mutual Fund Research Desk

With the interest rates going up across instruments, Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs) gain investor interest. For those not looking for fixed returns, FMPs can deliver superior returns to bank fixed…Continue Reading

When your SIP returns turn negative

Mutual Fund Research Desk

If you had started investments in equity SIPs in the past 3 months or 6 months or in some cases even one year, your annualized returns (IRR) would likely be…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Capture Ratio

Mutual Fund Research Desk

‘The market has done extremely well, has my fund kept up with it?’ ‘The market is bleeding, has my fund come out with minimal losses?’ These are important questions to…Continue Reading

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Simply Important: Your new capital gains report at FundsIndia

Mutual Fund Research Desk

The Union Budget of 2018 made a significant change in taxation of equity mutual funds. Long Term Capital Gains on equity funds, which had been exempt since 2004, were made…Continue Reading

Understanding SEBI’s new fund categories

Mutual Fund Research Desk

In a move to make choices for investors simpler, SEBI came out with categories with defined criteria. This means that funds within a category will henceforth be mandated to stick…Continue Reading

Why SIPs work better: The science behind cost averaging

Gourav Kumar

We all have our ‘eureka’ moment and mine came while buying mangoes. Yes, buying mangoes helped me explain why average costs come down more than you expect it to, when…Continue Reading

How long should you run your SIP?

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Last week I was talking to a friend from another profession.  He wanted some financial advice from me. I asked him all the usual questions an advisor would ask to…Continue Reading

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FundsIndia Explains: What is Risk

Mutual Fund Research Desk

In the context of any investment product and specifically mutual funds, we often use the term ‘risk’. Risk acquires different meanings to different people. They also assign such meaning differently…Continue Reading

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FundsIndia Explains: Why SIPs are more than just cost averaging

Gourav Kumar

SIP, or Systematic Investment Plan, is often touted as the best way to invest your money in mutual funds. Many new investors think SIPs are a type of investment. It…Continue Reading

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I stopped my SIP – Extracts from an investor’s diary

Gourav Kumar

10th November, 2015 Today, I saw the Nifty was down 1.5%. The markets have been falling continuously. I think I received an email from Fundsindia saying the markets have fallen…Continue Reading