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Category: Mutual Fund Research

Observations, recommendations and insights, straight from our Mutual Fund Research Desk

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Large Cap Active Funds Underperforming Passive Funds. What Next?

Arun Kumar

A majority of active large cap funds (read as managed by fund managers) have underperformed their benchmark indices in the last few years.  This leads to the obvious question –…Continue Reading

Why Did The Chicken Wear Red Eyeglasses?

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. In the early 1900s, chicken farmers had a major problem. Their chickens were killing each other! The chickens had a…Continue Reading

A Strategy That Pretends To Be Inferior But Ends Up Being Superior

Arun Kumar

We have always remained strong proponents of Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) in Equities.  Equity SIPs align comfortably with our salary cycle and help us in automating your monthly savings. Most…Continue Reading

The Elusive Search for Goat Number 3

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town near Toronto in Canada. Two school-going kids had a…Continue Reading

Rs 1000 = Rs 23 lakhs…But How?

Shrinath M L

There are essentially three key ingredients for building wealth, Savings rate – How much can you save and invest? Time – How long can you stay invested? Returns – How…Continue Reading

Is a Market Correction Coming?

Arun Kumar

The number of Covid cases in recent times has been on the rise… Equity markets have become more volatile on concerns of the 2nd wave of Covid impacting India’s economic…Continue Reading

How to Deploy Lumpsum into Equities?

Arun Kumar

The Dilemma! Equity markets have had a significant rally in recent times. You have additional money to invest in Equities. But given the high valuations and sharp rally, you are…Continue Reading

Floating Rate Funds – Many a Slip Between the Cup and the Lip

Arun Kumar

What’s happening? Most debt funds (especially the ones with higher duration) have seen a dip in returns over the last 2 months as yields have gone up sharply.  The increase…Continue Reading

A Primer on Making Sense of Debt Fund Returns

Arun Kumar

In the last few weeks, you would have suddenly noticed that some of your debt mutual funds have given slight negative returns. The extent of negative returns would be different…Continue Reading

What happens when you start your Equity SIP and the market crashes?

Shrinath M L

As markets continue to rally, which in fact is good news for all Equity SIP investors, this also brings along with it some lingering concerns. I was planning to start…Continue Reading

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