A fund’s past performance is an inadequate measure. You need to look at other factors to filter and shortlist the funds that you want to add to your portfolio.
Overall, a budget coming ahead of a General Election year had been expected to deliver and to a large extent it has.
From spending more on infrastructure, including a significant hike in spending on railways, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also had something big for the agriculture sector, including a fund to encourage agri-startups by young entrepreneurs
Highly promising sectoral funds, specifically infrastructure or banking and financial services, and the ones dedicated to themes like transport and logistics and manufacturing can be considered.
The provisions announced in the Union Budget 2023 will benefit companies engaged in the Cement, Metals, Engineering, road and railways sectors
High net-worth individuals tend to pick MLDs, given the tax treatment they attract. Market-linked debentures are listed securities and at present are axed as long-term capital gain at a 10 percent rate without indexation
The mutual fund industry's assets under management increased by 8.1 percent at the end of November 2022 on a YoY basis, thanks to the market performance.
Investors need to remember that in the long term, markets move higher and hence they need to focus on what they can control, which is how much, where and for how long to invest.
Although most mutual fund investments are made using bank transfers or cheques, there was a small window for cash, which HDFC MF closed on January 30.
From a likely increase in the repo rate to a shorter settlement cycle for equity mutual fund investments to credit card changes along with the tax planning exercise, a lot is happening in February. Here’s what to watch for.
Edelweiss Gilt Plus SDL Short Duration Index Fund will invest in a mix of government securities and state-development loans. In doing so, Edelweiss continues to expand its basket of passive debt funds to short-term categories too.
Covid-zero policy and rising interest rates in the US led to a loss of appetite for Chinese stocks. But a recent reversal in its Covid policy and possibly peak infection rates have brought about rejuvenation in China.
The capital market regulator appears to have evidence that some distributors nudge investors to shift from large and existing schemes to new schemes, as they can pay higher commissions. SEBI is now looking to tighten the cost norms for mutual fund houses
The announcement has come on the heels of Indian equity markets moving to a T+1 settlement cycle for all stocks.
The exemption allowed for long-term capital gains on equity investments need to be further enhanced to account for inflation, rising income levels and to encourage more investors into equity markets, say analysts
Shares of companies ranked below 500 are mostly under-researched and smallcap and microcap stocks. The lack of liquidity is more than made up by exceptional returns if the fund manager can correctly identify potential winners. Here are the most favourite holdings among active mutual fund managers
BAFs may be marketed as an antidote to volatility (while still making money), but don’t judge them on the basis of just one year’s performance.
In November last year, Nippon India Mutual Fund had announced that Manish Gunwani would be leaving the company after a stint of over five years.
While large fund houses have made money consistently, foreign fund houses have struggled, with a few exceptions.
WOBAF is an open-ended dynamic asset allocation scheme investing in equities (65-100%), arbitrage (0-50%), and debt or cash in the range of 0-35% with the weight of net equities in the range of 30-80%.
Though largecap schemes must hold 80 percent in largecap stocks, they can invest the remaining in cash or midcap and smallcap stocks. Midcap stocks tend to spice up returns for largecap funds, thus helping them outperform the benchmarks
There’s merit in this Budget 2023 proposal, argues the writer. That’s because MF AMCs have the set-up and skill-sets in place, besides a plethora of options in terms of fund categories ― 11 equity funds, 16 debt funds, six hybrid funds plus index funds, theme/sector funds, etc. So, rather than the insurance company duplicating the efforts, it can simply be accorded access to.
Mutual fund sponsors might no longer be necessary in a mutual fund’s lifecycle. On the other hand, SEBI has proposed a new breed of sponsors that don’t meet existing stringent criteria, but which comes with deeper pockets.
The platform had contributed Rs 5,515 crore of mutual fund investments compared to the industry's net equity inflow of Rs 7,303 crore in December.
Gold futures price in India rose to Rs 56,245 per 10 grams, surpassing the previous record of Rs 56,191 hit in August 2020, when the bullion had benefitted from the economic uncertainty due to COVID-induced lockdowns.