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Changes to FundsIndia’s Select Funds

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Equity markets have been volatile since early last year and debt markets have been going through some turmoil since mid-2018. Not surprisingly, category average returns may look poor regardless of…Continue Reading

Union Budget 2019

Key Takeaways from the Union Budget 2019

FundsIndia Desk

This being an election year, the Union Government had only declared an interim budget in February. The final union budget 2019 was presented by the new finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman,…Continue Reading

Funds are cautiously betting on midcaps

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Since early 2018, midcaps and smallcaps have been generally bound southward. This run of falling prices comes after a record rally and pricey valuations, which had funds turning wary of…Continue Reading

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

FundsIndia explains: Downgrade, default, and write-offs in debt funds

Bhavana Acharya

Last week, several debt funds dropped significantly on a 1-day basis, because of write-offs due to default. Then there were write-backs in some funds. What’s going on? What happens when there…Continue Reading

Post-election Rally

Ashwini Arulrajhan

The much-awaited election outcome gave a positive push to the markets. After moving in a narrow range from November 2018, markets started building in a victory for the existing government…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Strategies – Post election moves

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Concerns over election outcomes have gripped stock markets from November last year. With the outcome now pointing to a clear single-party majority for the ruling BJP, it puts to rest…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Reviews: NFO of DSP Quant Fund

Mutual Fund Research Desk

An NFO that’s currently open is DSP Quant, a differentiated offering from DSP fund house. DSP Quant is an equity fund that will pick stocks based on quantitative models. In…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

Where have FIIs been buying?

Ashwini Arulrajhan

In 2018, Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) took to selling in 9 out of the 12 calendar months. At the same time, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) pumped money into the market…Continue Reading

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