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What happened to India’s worst market timer?

Shrinath M L

The movie ‘Just My Luck’ starring Lindsay Lohan and Chris Pine has an interesting plot involving luck. Lindsay plays a character who is always lucky. She works for a great…Continue Reading

Large Cap Active Funds Underperforming Passive Funds. What Next?

Arun Kumar

A majority of active large cap funds (read as managed by fund managers) have underperformed their benchmark indices in the last few years.  This leads to the obvious question –…Continue Reading

A Strategy That Pretends To Be Inferior But Ends Up Being Superior

Arun Kumar

We have always remained strong proponents of Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) in Equities.  Equity SIPs align comfortably with our salary cycle and help us in automating your monthly savings. Most…Continue Reading

What happens when you start your Equity SIP and the market crashes?

Shrinath M L

As markets continue to rally, which in fact is good news for all Equity SIP investors, this also brings along with it some lingering concerns. I was planning to start…Continue Reading

What if your SIP had more powers? Presenting ‘Power SIP’

Arun Kumar

We have always remained strong proponents of systematic investment plans (SIPs) in equities. The reason it works over the long run is because it helps in averaging out the buying…Continue Reading

Sliding Doors, Covid-19 and the Equity SIP Investor

Arun Kumar

Have you seen the movie Sliding Doors? Sliding Doors is a 1998 romantic-comedy-drama film with a super cool plot. You can check out the trailer here to get a sense…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

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

A stimulus for ‘Survival’ and not ‘Revival’!

Maulik Madhu

Surpassing expectations, the Prime Minister announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package this week. Then came the details.  While the package (two tranches so far) has offered relief to…Continue Reading

Up, Up Goes the Market, All Else Goes Down

Maulik Madhu

We live in difficult times. What started as a medical crisis, spread to the real economy and the financial markets too. That hasn’t happened before. This is where we stand…Continue Reading

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