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  • Debt mutual funds see 46% jump in inflows to Rs 63,665 crore in May Jun 15, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    Debt mutual funds see 46% jump in inflows to Rs 63,665 crore in May

    According to Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi), MFs that invest in fixed-income securities saw an inflow to the tune of Rs 63,665 crore last month as compared to an inflow of Rs 43,431 crore in April.

  • Shaktikanta Das is the knight in shining armour yet again; this time for worried mutual funds Apr 27, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    Shaktikanta Das is the knight in shining armour yet again; this time for worried mutual funds

    This isn’t the first time the RBI is helping mutual funds industry. In 2008, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the RBI had stepped in to save the sector. The central bank then opened a special window to provide banks with funds to support mutual funds.

  • RBI rate cut: Debt fund categories that look attractive now Apr 06, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    RBI rate cut: Debt fund categories that look attractive now

    The spike in the returns of very short tenure funds should not be viewed as an upcoming rally

  • Housing finance firms cheer as SEBI hikes debt MF investment cap Feb 23, 2017 05:08 PM IST

    Housing finance firms cheer as SEBI hikes debt MF investment cap

    Housing finance companies (HFCs) are elated with the Securities and Exchange Board of India‘s move to hike the investment limit for debt mutual funds to 15% from 10% earlier.

  • Sebi eases norms for debt MF investment in housing finance cos Feb 22, 2017 09:22 PM IST

    Sebi eases norms for debt MF investment in housing finance cos

    Debt mutual funds can now invest up to 15 percent of their total net assets in housing finance companies with Sebi easing the regulations in this regard.

  • Interest rates fall: Time to restructure fixed income portfolio Jan 10, 2017 07:31 PM IST

    Interest rates fall: Time to restructure fixed income portfolio

    Though lending rates decline is good news for home loan buyers, decline in FD rates investors worry. With rates for larger deposits falling to 4% level retail investors will feel the pinch soon.

  • Why you should also look at debt mutual funds Nov 10, 2016 01:39 PM IST

    Why you should also look at debt mutual funds

    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.

  • Sebi relaxation in debt mutual funds good for HFCs: Report Aug 16, 2016 07:26 PM IST

    Sebi relaxation in debt mutual funds good for HFCs: Report

    Relaxation in prudential norms for debt mutual funds by Sebi is a positive step for housing finance companies, a report by credit rating agency Icra said today.

  • Mutual fund investors can rest easy Mar 15, 2016 12:04 PM IST

    Mutual fund investors can rest easy

    Union Budget 2016 has made dividends received from companies in excess of Rs 10 lakh taxable at 10% rate.

  • Do you really want to buy that iPhone? Jan 25, 2016 11:10 AM IST

    Do you really want to buy that iPhone?

    Dream gadgets are the in thing for many youngsters. However, should one spend money on these gadgets? Here is how one can answer this important question.

  • Ready reckoner for those who want to invest in debt MFs Aug 26, 2014 03:28 PM IST

    Ready reckoner for those who want to invest in debt MFs

    The Union Budget has increased the period of holding for debt funds from the existing 12 months to 36 months, in order to classify the fund as long-term for purposes of computation of capital gains tax.

  • Debt funds deliver over 7.5%; Tech, Pharma lead equity MFs Dec 26, 2013 03:29 PM IST

    Debt funds deliver over 7.5%; Tech, Pharma lead equity MFs

    In Debt funds, short term and ultra short term funds have led the space, with many outperforming benchmarks with returns of around 10%. In equity MFs, many investors have benefitted by investing in international funds due to dollar appreciation, thus delivering returns of around 15%.

  • SEBI relaxes rules for infra debt funds Nov 29, 2013 05:52 PM IST

    SEBI relaxes rules for infra debt funds

    The SEBI said on Friday it would allow foreign feeder funds that get at least 20 percent of their managed assets from long-term investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to qualify as "strategic investors".

  • Mutual Funds strategies for high networth individuals Sep 27, 2013 04:30 PM IST

    Mutual Funds strategies for high networth individuals

    Kiran Telang of ABT Capital Advisors lists out some mutual funds strategies for high networth individuals.

  • Here are some good fixed income options for retirees Sep 04, 2013 04:49 PM IST

    Here are some good fixed income options for retirees

    Jitendra Solanki of JS Financial Advisors lists out some good fixed income options for retirees.

  • Here are some excellent investment options Aug 19, 2013 10:15 PM IST

    Here are some excellent investment options

    Suresh Sadagopan of Ladder7 Financial Advisories lists out some excellent investment options in the current market scenario. He speaks about how debt mutual funds can be an investment option.

  • Using debt investments to counter market volatility Jul 26, 2013 07:17 PM IST

    Using debt investments to counter market volatility

    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 to counter financial market volatility as they ensure capital protection and offer moderate returns as well, reckons financial expert Anil Rego.

  • Puzzled on which debt fund to choose? Use modified duration Jul 24, 2013 06:08 PM IST

    Puzzled on which debt fund to choose? Use modified duration

    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 layman investors view selecting a debt fund becomes a difficult due to lack of knowledge. Read this space to know how measure like Modified Duration can be of great help such situation.

  • Understanding tax implications of debt funds Jul 24, 2013 05:22 PM IST

    Understanding tax implications of debt funds

    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 of taxation on debt funds.

  • Here's how to treat your debt mutual fund investments Jul 23, 2013 05:22 PM IST

    Here's how to treat your debt mutual fund investments

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

  • Debt Ulips vs Debt Mutual Funds, which one is better? Jul 10, 2013 02:44 PM IST

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

    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 by investing in bonds, debt mutual funds, there is one more category offered by ULIPs – Debt oriented funds. Read this space to know if debt ULIPs worth a look over Debt mutual funds?

  • How to analyse debt mutual funds? Jun 25, 2013 01:44 PM IST

    How to analyse debt mutual funds?

    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 and various categories of schemes, this category makes an ideal choice for investors. Financial advisor Jitendra Solanki enlightens investors on how to analyze this segment of mutual funds.

  • Decoding debt funds for the investor Jun 14, 2013 12:00 PM IST

    Decoding debt funds for the investor

    Debt mutual funds generate returns for their investors' by investing in bonds or deposits of various kinds. In the current interest regime financial expert Juzer Gabajiwala tell us on how one can benefit from investing in debt funds.

  • ICICI Direct‘s mutual fund industry review May 21, 2013 11:38 AM IST

    ICICI Direct‘s mutual fund industry review

    ICICI Direct analysis mutual fund industry in the current market scenario.

  • Debt market round up - Sharekhan Apr 20, 2013 11:34 AM IST

    Debt market round up - Sharekhan

    According to Sharekhan, the overall sentiment for debt market is likely to remain bearish as fresh supply will hit markets in the new financial year.

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