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2018 – When Select Funds stayed ahead of the pack

Mutual Fund Research Desk

2018 was a tough year. For equity markets, for debt markets and for currency. It was a tougher year for mutual funds what with the swings to their portfolio as…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

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

When the market falls…

Vidya Bala

If you have started receiving WhatsApp messages that say – ‘BSE: Bombay Se Exit and P/E: Plunge endless’, you know the bear sentiments are in full force. And, that is…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: Do actively managed funds underperform benchmarks?

Gourav Kumar

Over the last couple of years, there has been a lot of talk about index funds. Some are convinced that index funds are better than actively managed funds. Some say…Continue Reading

What's driving India's GDP growth?

FundsIndia Views: What’s driving the GDP

Vidya Bala

The 8.2% real GDP growth for the June quarter left many analysts and economists surprised. Notwithstanding the low base effect, especially in the manufacturing space, experts acknowledge the numbers as…Continue Reading

Mutual funds are not for ‘sale’

Vidya Bala

“At @paytm Money, we want to become the wealth advisor to the auto rickshaw guy and a shopkeeper. If the auto guy earns extra Rs 500 on a certain day,…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: Why equity funds are underperforming

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Recent news headlines have been giddily declaring new market highs – ‘the Sensex is nearing its January peak’, ‘now its past that’, ‘now is 36,500’, ‘now its broken through 37,000’.…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: The final debate on FD vs. Debt funds

Vidya Bala

For many of you, looking at the latest FD interest offered by banks and comparing it with the past 1 year returns of debt funds serves up an easy conclusion.…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: Why you should not be exiting debt funds now

Vidya Bala

If you were to look at the year-ago returns of many of your debt funds and the current returns, you will wonder if you made a wrong choice in investing…Continue Reading

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