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  • Lock your returns with FMPs

    Lock your returns with FMPs  

    22 Aug 2013, 8.59 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Fixed Maturity Plans (FMPs) is an avenue that should be considered before making an investment decision. FMP is equivalent to a Bank FD in a mutual fu...

  • Should Indian fund managers disclose ownership?

    Should Indian fund managers disclose ownership?  

    20 Aug 2013, 4.57 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    We are in a time when efforts are being made to incorporate a greater degree of transparency in the mutual funds domain. Disclosing the fund manager's...

  • UTI Dividend Yield Fund: A good long-term investment option

    UTI Dividend Yield Fund: A good long-term investment option  

    16 Aug 2013, 9.02 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Financial Advisor Arnav Pandya recommends the fund for investors who are looking for returns in the long-term. He finds the fund to be a comfort for i...

  • Baroda Pioneer Growth Fund: inconsistent player; stay away

    Baroda Pioneer Growth Fund: inconsistent player; stay away  

    13 Aug 2013, 5.48 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Financial Advisor Arnav Pandya recommends on looking for alternatives to Baroda Pioneer Growth Fund. He says that the fund has been inconsistently per...

  • Which mutual fund market cap suits you?

    Which mutual fund market cap suits you?  

    13 Aug 2013, 10.49 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Most of the investors know in which schemes they have invested and are aware how mutual funds works, but are not aware in what kind of companies (larg...

  • Hybrid funds: Suitable choice for medium term investor

    Hybrid funds: Suitable choice for medium term investor  

    12 Aug 2013, 5.18 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Amid present volatile market, equity fund investor seems to be re- examining his decision of investing in this asset class. Though it is well known th...

  • A few tips to help you create a suitable MF portfolio

    A few tips to help you create a suitable MF portfolio  

    12 Aug 2013, 1.17 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Investors often get confused over which fund to select for investing. However, due to lack of knowledge, it is repeatedly observed that investors are ...

  • L&T Equity – A good performer; suitable for risk averse

    L&T Equity – A good performer; suitable for risk averse   

    05 Aug 2013, 3.22 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    According to Arnav Pandya’s analysis, L&T Equity Fund has found its footing and continued to improve its performance in the past several months afte...

  • How a right strategy can still make you money in bad market

    How a right strategy can still make you money in bad market  

    02 Aug 2013, 10.18 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Investors most of the times are seen complaining about equity market that it has given no great returns especially since last five years, which unfort...

  • Equity Funds, RIP? India needs pension funds, not MFs

    Equity Funds, RIP? India needs pension funds, not MFs  

    01 Aug 2013, 2.30 pm  |  Source: Firstpost.com

    On 26 June, the Confederation of Indian Industry organised a mutual fund summit in Mumbai with Sebi chief UK Sinha in attendance. Its main conclusion:...

  • Using debt investments to counter market volatility

    Using debt investments to counter market volatility  

    26 Jul 2013, 7.17 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    The financial markets are ever changing and there is no certainty except that tomorrow will be different. Debt instruments are one of the best ways t...

  • How interest rate fluctuation impacts debt mutual funds?

    How interest rate fluctuation impacts debt mutual funds?  

    26 Jul 2013, 6.59 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Interest rates and prices of fixed income securities that a debt mutual fund invests in are inversely proportional. Read this space to know how debt f...

  • Should you pull your money out of debt funds?

    Should you pull your money out of debt funds?  

    26 Jul 2013, 6.58 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Debt fund NAVs have fallen across board after RBI’s actions to reduce liquidity in the system. Debt funds which were seen as a safe haven, now is se...

  • ING Large Cap fund: Not for risk averse investors

    ING Large Cap fund: Not for risk averse investors  

    26 Jul 2013, 5.33 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    ING Large Cap Equity fund predominantly invests in large cap companies that are included in the CNX Nifty. Lately, the fund has been an underperformer...

  • Puzzled on which debt fund to choose? Use modified duration

    Puzzled on which debt fund to choose? Use modified duration  

    24 Jul 2013, 6.08 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    A recent action by RBI on the interest rates has caused havoc in the debt market. There are funds which has less impacted and some are more. From a la...

  • Understanding tax implications of debt funds

    Understanding tax implications of debt funds  

    24 Jul 2013, 5.22 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Taxation eats up real returns. "Post tax returns" plays a very pivotal role if one consider debt mutual fund. Read this space to understand the impact...

  • Here`s how to treat your debt mutual fund investments

    Here's how to treat your debt mutual fund investments  

    23 Jul 2013, 5.22 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Suresh Sadagopan of Ladder7 Financial Advisories discusses the way forward in dealing with debt mutual funds after the currency depreciated and RBi's ...

  • Franklin India Prima Plus- For conservative investors

    Franklin India Prima Plus- For conservative investors  

    20 Jul 2013, 12.38 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Franklin India Prima Plus has consistently outperformed its benchmark. According to Arnav Pandya, investors with conservative approach can look toward...

  • How Mutual Funds can build your retirement corpus?

    How Mutual Funds can build your retirement corpus?  

    18 Jul 2013, 4.56 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Investing in mutual funds is one sure way of defeating the inflation and building retirement kitty. There are various Mutual Funds tools like SIP, STP...

  • Seeking to earn risk free return? Invest in Arbitrage fund!

    Seeking to earn risk free return? Invest in Arbitrage fund!  

    15 Jul 2013, 6.01 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Arbitrage fund takes advantage of the mispricing between two markets thus hedging against risk. The returns generated by arbitrage funds are not too h...

  • How long is `long-term` investment?

    How long is 'long-term' investment?  

    15 Jul 2013, 2.16 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Every article and investment program on TV advices investors to stay invested with an investment horizon of long term. But how long is ‘long-term’...

  • Understanding how to measure mutual fund risk

    Understanding how to measure mutual fund risk  

    12 Jul 2013, 4.40 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Most investors ignore the risk factors involved in mutual fund before investing. This is a behavioural anomaly among investors which shows that they d...

  • Debt Ulips vs Debt Mutual Funds, which one is better?

    Debt Ulips vs Debt Mutual Funds, which one is better?  

    10 Jul 2013, 2.44 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Debt markets have been witnessing a strong rally lately after RBI’s repeatedly move to slash rates. While investors are taking benefit of the rally ...

  • Should sector funds be a part of your portfolio?

    Should sector funds be a part of your portfolio?  

    08 Jul 2013, 1.18 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Sector funds have the potential to generate good returns as they are highly focused. On the flip side, they do not provide the downside risk protectio...

  • When is it the right time to say Goodbye to your fund?

    When is it the right time to say Goodbye to your fund?  

    05 Jul 2013, 1.09 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    The last few days have been extremely turbulent and volatile for the Indian financial markets. Keeping up with the current mood, lot of investors most...

  • Should you invest in Birla Sun Life Equity Fund?

    Should you invest in Birla Sun Life Equity Fund?  

    05 Jul 2013, 11.24 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Birla Sun Life Equity Fund, an open ended fund, is lately improving in its performance. According to Arnav Pandya, investors with aggressive style of ...

  • What is the best time to start a SIP investment?

    What is the best time to start a SIP investment?  

    01 Jul 2013, 11.42 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Investors are often wait for the right time to start an SIP investment. Fundamentally starting SIP should be independent of existing market levels. I...

  • Religare Invesco Contra Fund: Buy with outlook of 3 years

    Religare Invesco Contra Fund: Buy with outlook of 3 years  

    29 Jun 2013, 11.50 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Religare Invesco Contra Fund has consistently outperformed its benchmark indices over one and three year time period. According to Arnav Pandya, inves...

  • How to analyse debt mutual funds?

    How to analyse debt mutual funds?  

    25 Jun 2013, 1.44 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Debt funds are largely overlooked by investors when it comes to investing in a fixed income space due to lack of knowledge. With better tax efficiency...

  • 0% EMI v/s SIP - What works better?

    0% EMI v/s SIP - What works better?  

    24 Jun 2013, 2.13 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Today, almost everything is available on zero percent interest rates. But are these schemes genuine? There are always some kind of hidden fees involve...

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