MUTUAL FUNDS

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

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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SAMVAT

SAMVAT 2075…the mega sale is on

The Year that was… SAMVAT 2074 was a bad year for the markets as NIFTY was largely flat yoy. Markets were supported by domestic liquidity due to strong monthly inflows into equity mutual funds. Net inflows into equity MF in last 12 months were to the tune of Rs.1,20,000 cr. FIIs in contrast have been …

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Equity markets

Panic sets in equity markets…

Equity markets have corrected over 10% the last month with USD-INR hitting new highs and crude prices scaling multi year highs. Rupee depreciated to above Rs.74/$ for the first time on 5th October 2018. Departing from the trend of the last few months, both large & mid-caps have declined last month driven by a sharp …

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Sensex crash

10 biggest single day crash in Sensex’s history

The Sensex has plummeted nearly 2525 points from October 1 to 11, 2018. In the first week of October, the BSE benchmark index plunged 1,851 points marking the biggest weekly fall in absolute terms. The biggest 2 day fall in SENSEX was recorded on January 21/22, 2008, when it dived 2,273 points. Here are the …

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Indian equity markets

Rupee accelerates, Crude boils…

Indian equity markets remained subdued over the last month with the broader markets gradually declining as USD-INR hit new highs and crude prices inched up. Rupee depreciated to Rs.72.50/$ for the first time on 10th September 2018. With the NIFTY/SENSEX move being driven by top 10 stocks, there has been a large gap created with …

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