Globally, the ETF market has grown by over 50% over the last 3 - 5 years to over USD 3 Trillion of assets under management (AUM) due to multiple features characteristic of an ETF such as cost efficiency, liquidity, diversification.
We hope that prudence and not populist measures will guide the Finance Minister.
Depending on the option you pick up to transact online, your ease of transaction and options available changes
MF should not be subject to STT and the investments in equity fund of funds should not attract long term capital gains.
Market volatility doesn't entail more risk for the investor in the case of arbitrage funds. In fact, arbitrage opportunities exist only when the markets are relatively unstable.
Sunil Singhania, CIO-Equity Investment, Reliance Mutual Funds says Indian investors have been very mature and positive towards the market. They have absorbed all the FII selling that has taken place, says Singhania.
Here is a cost benefit analysis of investing in stocks directly and through mutual funds.
Using an online wallet for investing is not an easy task. Monitoring your investments in MF using wallets can be a cumbersome activity for many.
We believe 2017 is going to be a year of contrasting performance with the first half being more challenging, driven by domestic and global events and the second half seeing a sharp recovery.
Today liquid funds provide one of the quickest ways to get money back for investors and this takes a day so the investor can redeem their units and then expect the money to come into their account the next day.
On a long-term horizon, Krishnan says he is bullish on the auto, cement, oil and gas segments. He is especially positive on oil and gas as these sectors remain to be untouched by the demonetisation.
Depending on the time frame of your investments, you should choose the right bond funds.
Investors must understand why such a situation exists and the lessons it leaves for the investors.
It is essential to understand the scheme‘s investment strategy and compare the performance with the right benchmark over a fairly long period of time.
CY2017 begins after a chain of events that has changed the investment landscape for Indian investors. It is better to take an informed decision than just chasing winners in the past.
The current process of completing the KYC requires this to be done separately for each area of investment.
It is possible to get the net asset value of the previous day too in case of liquid funds if the money moves into the account of the mutual fund by 2 pm while this facility is not present for other funds.
With much of the pain behind us, the market is now starting to look relatively attractive and there is a fair chance of the indices hitting new highs in 2017, says Mahesh Patil, Co-Chief investment officer at Birla Sun Life AMC.
Be it building an emergency fund or parking money for a very short period of time, liquid funds are a wonderful investment option.
Here are three key lessons a MF SIP investor must know.
Demonetisation seems to have been factored in from a price correction perspective, says Nilesh Shah, Managing Director at Kotak Mahindra AMC. However, he quickly adds that from a time correction point of view the market still needs more good news.
Demonetisation is likely to accelerate reallocation of funds from physical assets to financial assets, Leo Puri, MD of UTI MF said. This was already happening earlier due to low yields.
The mutual funds industry will significantly benefit from demonetisation as it may see 15-20 percent enhancement in inflows in the next 6-12 months, says Leo Puri, Managing Director at UTI Mutual Fund.
Here is a look at banking funds that are present and some ways in which they might be different from what one expected them to be.
While you focus on equity mutual funds for wealth creation, let us also look at how debt funds can play a bigger role in your portfolio.