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Why looking at 1-year returns can misguide you

Ashwini Arulrajhan

Whenever you are looking for funds to invest and look at the performance screen of a fund, the 1-year returns is the number that registers and also influences decision.  There…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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FundsIndia Reviews: Mutual fund round-up for 2017

Bhavana Acharya

2017 saw equity markets give a stiff competition to the heady 2014 market, clocking in returns excess of 30%. For debt funds though, the 2017 calendar was one of second-guessing…Continue Reading

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FundsIndia Views: Why you can go wrong with point-to-point returns

Bhavana Acharya

Today, the 1-year return of BNP Paribas Midcap looks to be among the best at 40%. L&T India Value sports a 1-year return of 31.7%. On a 3-year basis too,…Continue Reading

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Reading between the past returns of mutual funds

Ashwini Arulrajhan

‘Past returns are not indicative of future returns’ is a disclaimer you would have come across often. The reason why past returns cannot be taken as a yardstick is because…Continue Reading

FundsIndia explains: What are absolute returns

Mutual Fund Research Desk

“My investment in that Bombay house grew to Rs.85 lakhs from when I bought it back in 2000 for just Rs.25 lakhs. My investment has tripled!” That’s a declaration that…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: Reset your return expectations

Vidya Bala

Short on time? Listen to a brief overview of this week’s review. With the markets delivering close to 20% returns on a year-to-date basis, many of you may set this…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Explains: Why debt fund returns are not fixed

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Last week, in this column, we explained why equity fund returns are not fixed or predictable. This week, we’ll take up debt funds. You may look in askance if we…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