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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


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

How to judge a fund’s performance

Bhavana Acharya

Looking at the returns of your fund holding today has you worried and fuming. That large-cap fund you thought was stable and had only moderate risk has actually lost you…Continue Reading

Is there a ‘good’ date for a SIP?

Bhavana Acharya

Investing each month is a sure-fire way to make the most of market ups and downs in your equity funds. But given that there are 28 days on which you…Continue Reading

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