MUTUAL FUNDS

stock markets

Stock markets hit new highs

As the economy gradually opens up we are witnessing better economic data, stock markets are hitting all-time highs. There has been a gradual decline in daily COVID cases over the last few months. We have also seen steady progress in terms of vaccines by different countries as vaccines have already been launched in the UK, …

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SAMVAT 2077

SAMVAT 2077- Waiting for a new beginning

SAMVAT 2076, though looked good for markets, was a bad year for all of us due to a black swan event – the COVID pandemic. NIFTY is up ~5% yoy since last Diwali. In between though there was a sharp fall in markets by ~35% in March 2020 and there was complete lockdown in economic …

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Additional Tier 1 Capital

Additional Tier 1 Capital in Indian Banks

As part of the restructuring plan for Yes Bank, the RBI announced that the instruments qualifying as additional tier-1 capital (AT1), issued by Yes Bank under Basel-III framework, shall stand written down permanently, in full, with effect from the appointed date. This is for the first time in the history of the Indian banking sector …

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Financial steps 2020

Financial steps to take in 2020

The start of a new year is generally a good time to make some solid resolutions to manage your finances. While you need not take any giant leaps, you must start 2020 with some simple financial steps to manage your money well. These go a long way to inculcate financial discipline in your life & …

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accrual funds

Accrual funds: a great contrarian bet

The widening spread between accrual funds’ YTM and repo rate offer an attractive entry at the moment. Based on valuations, sentiments and industry flows, accrual schemes make a good buy at this juncture. Historically we have seen that whenever the spread between YTM and repo rate has been high, accrual schemes have given good risk-adjusted returns …

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duration funds

Time to take a call on duration funds

Debt mutual funds, broadly, follow one of the two strategies. One type of fund aims to make money out of predicting interest rate movements. Accordingly, it will buy and sell securities to have a particular maturity date of the portfolio. This strategy is called duration strategy. The second type of fund aims to invest in …

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election results

All eyes on election results- Who will cross the magic figure?

All eyes will currently be on the outcome of the election results on 23rd May 2019. Markets have been volatile for the last month as 7 phase polling continues. Last month NIFTY touched an all-time high of 11,856 while SENSEX touched a high of 39,487. Historically it has been seen that election outcome turns out …

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Liquid Fund vs Savings & Current Account

For most investors & corporates, saving & current bank account becomes the preferred destination to park their short term surplus funds. Further, even when they need to build a contingency fund, they cannot think of better havens. The reason for such a decision might be lack of awareness or a time crunch. However, leaving your …

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Past returns

Past returns are irrelevant after re-categorization of mutual funds

Whenever we select a mutual fund to invest in or decide to continue with a certain fund we always give a lot of weight to the past performance of returns. In fact, most decisions are always made on the basis of returns. In order to enable investors to make accurate comparisons of schemes, SEBI introduced …

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total return index

What is total return index?

The total return index (TRI) is a type of equity index that tracks both the capital gains and assumes that any cash distributions, such as dividends, are reinvested back into the index. Looking at an index’s total return displays a more accurate representation of the index’s performance. By assuming dividends are reinvested, you effectively account for stocks in an index that do …

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