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Spike in gilt fund returns – should you invest?

Vignesh  Sayeesundar

Over the past month, we have been receiving many queries from our customers about gilt funds. The sudden spurt in such queries has been caused by the high 1-year returns…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 funds, in the context of the recent credit risk issues. My reply was, ‘Can they, really?’ When…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: Don’t go by high returns in ultra short-term funds

Bhavana Acharya

The recent spate of credit downgrades and defaults serves to highlight a growing risk in debt funds. That risk is funds’ move into lower-quality debt as a trade-off for higher…Continue Reading

Can a debt fund deliver losses?

Bhavana Acharya

In a word, yes. A debt fund can deliver losses. You would have noticed it last week, when you saw your one-day return in the red. Why does this happen?…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: Invesco Medium Term Bond Fund

Vidya Bala

Short on time? Listen to a brief overview of this week’s recommendation. If you are looking for options to help you earn higher than the dwindling bank deposit rates, and…Continue Reading

FundsIndia explains: How do debt funds deliver returns?

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Last week, we covered basics of the types of debt funds. Now, let’s understand how debt funds make their returns. Once that is done, it’s easy to see how risks…Continue Reading

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