Category: Mutual Funds

Mutual Fund Tracker: August 2020

Most of the equity mutual fund categories witnessed redemption during the month of August 2020, which marked the 5th sequential decline in inflows in equity mutual fund category. except sectoral/thematic category. Debt mutual fund schemes also felt the redemption pressure during August after a strong inflow in the previous month.

Impact of SEBI’s revised asset allocation guidelines for Multi-Cap Funds​

SEBI’s revised asset allocation guidelines for Multi-Cap Funds would translate into Rs.14,300 cr and Rs.28,000 cr of inflows to Mid-Cap and Small-Cap companies while it could lead to potential outflow of Rs.34,000 cr from the Large-Cap category. In terms of percentage, large-cap could see ~32% of outflow while Mid-cap & Small-Cap categories, could see

Mutual Fund Tracker: July 2020

Our monthly MF tracker captures the sectoral trends for the MF industry with focus on shift in any overweight/underweight position. It also looks into the top buys & sells during the previous month along with the cash holding positions. MFs have increased exposure to IT, Oil & gas and Healthcare sectors while reduced exposure to

Inter-Scheme Transfers by MFs: Are you a Sitting Duck?

In this article, we will examine the inter-scheme transfers done by most of the MF houses that have seen huge redemption pressure on their Credit Risk Funds. We will also give our view whether this warrant any review of your existing investment into these hybrid schemes.

Franklin Templeton Debt Fiasco

We have been flagging the risk involved in chasing the YTM without properly understanding the credit risk, interest rate risk, and liquidity risk associated with the papers owned by that particular fund, and today we stand vindicated. What really went wrong with the Pick of the Pack, where YTM obsessed investors always used to jump

Removal of Dividend Distribution Tax: How will you get impacted??

FM removed Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) in the Union Budget 2020-21 and made dividends taxable in hands of the investors. We believe this is likely to shift the investors' money from dividend option to the growth options. Further, inclusion of TDS on dividend payout above Rs.5000/pa would also help in this kind of shift.

Primer on NPS

The population of people more than 65 years old in India is growing at the fastest rate at the moment. Yet, according to a survey done by RBI, only 23% were saving or planning to save for their retirement. 7 out of 10 Indians expect their children to support them in their retirement. These alarming

Are you still doing Rearview mirror Investing?

You must have heard the ubiquitous disclosures by the MFs, "Past performance is not a guarantee of future results”. This standard footnote warns that extrapolating past trends could lead to a sizeable gap between expected and realized returns. However, we rarely follow this advice in practice. Often we have seen investors buying MF or any other

Corporate Tax Rate Cut: FM’s Master Stroke brings in Diwali cheers

FM's decisive step to pump-prime the economy brought cheers to the market. Corporate head honchos contemplate this move as a strong signal that the incumbent government is prepared to take bold steps to revive the economy. This stimulus will help kick-start the next big virtuous economic cycle by reviving the Capex and market sentiments.

Market Outlook & Investment Strategy – September 2019

In the current market scenario, staggered investments through SIP or STP along with some tactical lump-sum exposure to good funds from beaten-down mid-cap and small-cap categories might remain the best way to invest in equity as an asset class. So, it is always beneficial to stick to your investment strategy rather than chasing quick returns