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Last week, we analysed the distribution of FII inflows into equities. Unlike FIIs, which were net sellers in 9 out of 10 months, mutual funds (MFs) turned out to be net buyers in all 12 months last year. Let us look at what the funds have been buying and selling. Mid and Small companies have […]

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The recent spate of negative news in the debt space, with the downgrading of debt papers of some banks and NBFCs, may have caused you to panic. What’s more, for the first time, the media is covering a lot about debt downgrades as opposed to simply stock price falls. This deluge of information may have […]

The post FundsIndia Views: What is bad news and when to sell your fund appeared first on Insights.

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FundsIndia by Ashwini Arulrajhan - 1w ago

In 2018, Foreign portfolio investors (FIIs) took to selling in 9 out of the 12 calendar months. At the same time, domestic institutional investors (DIIs) pumped money into the market through the 12 months. And yet, the market received little support from DII money and witnessed sharp volatility in 2018 pulling down a majority of […]

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Hybrid funds combine the growth prospects of equity with the stability of debt to try to deliver returns with lower volatility. Among hybrid funds – those with a bias for equity are called hybrid aggressive funds (earlier called equity-oriented funds). Those with more debt are called hybrid conservative funds (earlier called MIP or debt-oriented funds).  […]

The post Low-risk hybrid MF options – how they differ appeared first on Insights.

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FundsIndia by Fundsindia Desk - 2w ago

This is about an interesting new fund offer – Principal Small Cap Fund, an equity mutual fund that invests in smallcap stocks. While we’re usually wary with NFOs, we believe that this NFO is an attractive opportunity at this time. It can be a small addition to your existing portfolio and can help deliver a […]

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FundsIndia by Bhavana Acharya - 2w ago

L&T Midcap is an achiever on three counts. One, it returns better than the market during rallies while also containing losses on corrections. Two, it delivers among the best risk-adjusted returns. Three, it is a steady outperformer across the years. The fund delivers well as it holds a diversified and liquid portfolio, gradually builds up […]

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L&T Midcap is an achiever on three counts. One, it returns better than the market during rallies while also containing losses on corrections. Two, it delivers among the best risk-adjusted returns. Three, it is a steady outperformer across the years. The fund delivers well as it holds a diversified and liquid portfolio, gradually builds up […]

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FundsIndia by Mutual Fund Research Desk - 3w ago

Investors were in for a reality check post a dream run of 2017, with most stocks falling sharply through 2018. But since February this year, markets took a turn upwards. And despite the recent sharp intra-day volatility, indices have made hefty gains. What’s driving this rally? How have stocks moved? Primarily, FII investments and a […]

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If you are an aggressive investor and building a long-term portfolio, this may be a good time to invest in a midcap fund like Kotak Emerging Equity. This aggressive fund sported a smallcap profile a couple of years ago. It cut back its smallcap exposure in 2017 and then categorized itself as a midcap fund […]

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Last year around this time, SEBI had come out with standardised categories for funds to follow. That meant existing funds also had to fit into one of the categories. With funds merging, changing names and moving to other categories, there was quite a lot going on. We had called out how the re-categorisation process would […]

The post One Year of Re-Categorisation: Looking back appeared first on Insights.

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