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Conservative Hybrid Funds – Not So Conservative!

Shrinath M L

At the current juncture, fixed income investors need to be prepared for relatively lower returns both from Bank Fixed Deposits and Debt funds compared to the returns they enjoyed in…Continue Reading

An Interesting Fund That Actually Thrives On Volatility

Shrinath M L

With the world getting adapted to the new reality of ‘living with COVID’ and US elections around the corner, uncertainty is omnipresent. Global markets, specifically, Indian markets are no exception…Continue Reading

Debt Fund Returns – Setting the Right Expectation

Arun Kumar

In debt mutual funds, there are two legitimate risks that can be taken to improve returns Credit Risk – via higher exposure to borrowers with lower credit quality – implying…Continue Reading

6 Eccentric People Who Can Change The Way You Approach Gilt Funds

Arun Kumar

In recent times, we have been receiving a lot of queries on – Is it the right time to invest in Gilt funds? Instead of straight away revealing our views,…Continue Reading

Arbitrage Funds – Look Before You Leap

Maulik Madhu

Arbitrage funds have seen some revival in investor interest in recent times. Most often these funds have been pitched to investors as an alternative to debt funds for parking short-term…Continue Reading

Monthly Market Insight – April 2020

Mutual Fund Research Desk

The April 2020 edition of FundsIndia’s Monthly Market Insight discusses the 6 reasons why exiting now isn’t a good option and talks about what happens to the market next. Consumer Price…Continue Reading

Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow about Indian Debt Mutual Funds

Arun Kumar

Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow 3 Simple Questions Here are three simple questions. Let us see how quickly you can answer these questions. You are a participant in a race.…Continue Reading

Franklin Templeton winds up 6 Credit Risk Oriented Debt Funds. What does this mean for you?

Arun Kumar

What happened? Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has decided to wind up (read as permanently shut down) the following 6 schemes  and return the money back to investors albeit with a…Continue Reading

Why are my debt fund returns volatile these days?

Arun Kumar

Given the backdrop of frequent defaults and downgrades in several credit risk oriented funds over the last one year, it is natural to be concerned about the recent volatility in…Continue Reading

Debt Mutual Funds – Portfolio Construction Framework

Arun Kumar

In recent times, debt mutual funds have been in the limelight, primarily because of NAV declines in few funds led by credit downgrades and defaults. While the credit-related risks were…Continue Reading

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