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  • UTI Nifty 200 Momentum 30 Index Fund NFO review: Should you invest? Feb 26, 2021 11:23 AM IST

    UTI Nifty 200 Momentum 30 Index Fund NFO review: Should you invest?

    The strategy of investing in stocks based on momentum sounds exciting. But will the fund limit risks and deliver healthy returns?

  • Explained: All about changing mutual fund KYC details Feb 26, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Explained: All about changing mutual fund KYC details

    If you modify your details in one scheme, the new information would be captured in all your other mutual fund holdings

  • SEBI proposes concept of accredited investors: Here's what you should know Feb 26, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    SEBI proposes concept of accredited investors: Here's what you should know

    Based on their networth and risk-taking ability, the market regulator would relax the rules for such investors when they choose to invest in complex financial products

  • What HNIs looking to invest in startups must know Feb 25, 2021 09:49 AM IST

    What HNIs looking to invest in startups must know

    Firms such as Sapient Wealth Advisors and Mitraz Financial offer clients the option of investing in start-up ventures. The returns may be quite good, but there is also the risk of losing your capital

  • ELSS or PPF: Which is the better tax-saving investment option? Feb 25, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    ELSS or PPF: Which is the better tax-saving investment option?

    While ELSS funds deliver better returns over the long term, PPF investments have a tax advantage

  • HDFC Corporate Bond Fund review: High-quality portfolio, low credit risk Feb 24, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    HDFC Corporate Bond Fund review: High-quality portfolio, low credit risk

    The fund invests in highly-rated corporate bonds and has been a consistent performer

  • Motilal Oswal Asset Allocation Passive FoF review: Should you invest in the NFO? Feb 24, 2021 10:03 AM IST

    Motilal Oswal Asset Allocation Passive FoF review: Should you invest in the NFO?

    You get two options with the MOAPF – aggressive and conservative. Each scheme has its own distinct asset allocation pattern. They will invest in other mutual fund schemes

  • Want to trade in stocks directly? Here are 5 steps to choose the right brokerage house Feb 24, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Want to trade in stocks directly? Here are 5 steps to choose the right brokerage house

    Apart from costs and annual charges, new investors need to check if they would get stock research reports from the broker to help them make the right decisions

  • Code of Wages: Lower take-home pay today, for a larger retirement corpus tomorrow Feb 23, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    Code of Wages: Lower take-home pay today, for a larger retirement corpus tomorrow

    The government's new wage code requires basic pay to be 50 percent of your total salary. Provident fund deductions will, therefore, increase.

  • Mistakes investors make in identifying and holding on to multi-bagger stocks Feb 23, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    Mistakes investors make in identifying and holding on to multi-bagger stocks

    The sharp rally from March 2020 has given many a false sense of confidence. Avoid investing on borrowed confidence and tips given by friends or relatives

  • 3 equity funds that managed to bounce back by riding on the market rally Feb 22, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    3 equity funds that managed to bounce back by riding on the market rally

    These schemes had focused on value stocks and were early in spotting the revival in cyclical stocks on the back of an economic turnaround

  • Credit risk funds aren’t adequately rewarding for investors: Mirae Asset Feb 22, 2021 09:47 AM IST

    Credit risk funds aren’t adequately rewarding for investors: Mirae Asset

    The fund house’s CIO-Fixed Income, Mahendra Kumar Jajoo says that interest rates are bottoming out. He also says investors must focus more on their goals instead of worrying about interest rate cycles

  • Explained: 5 reasons why debt mutual funds work better than direct bond investments Feb 19, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Explained: 5 reasons why debt mutual funds work better than direct bond investments

    The RBI has allowed investors to buy g-secs directly. But investing in debt funds is still ideal for retail investors given the tax and liquidity advantages over direct bond investments. Here's more.

  • Sharp fall in debt fund returns post-budget: Stick to short-term bond schemes Feb 19, 2021 09:51 AM IST

    Sharp fall in debt fund returns post-budget: Stick to short-term bond schemes

    Budgetary indications of increased borrowing and RBI’s withdrawal of  easy liquidity have caused bond yields to rise. Longer duration debt funds faced the brunt and returns turned anaemic.

  • Why 2021 could be the year of value funds Feb 18, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    Why 2021 could be the year of value funds

    If India’s growth recovers and cyclical sectors revive, then value-styled mutual funds can make a strong comeback this year

  • Why do PMS firms want to become mutual funds? Feb 18, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    Why do PMS firms want to become mutual funds?

    Two PMS firms, Capitalmind and Unifi, have applied for a mutual fund licence. The MF business allows greater flexibility in managing retail money and building larger asset sizes over time

  • Can liquidate 40-50% of Franklin Templeton's debt fund assets within a month: SBI MF Feb 18, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Can liquidate 40-50% of Franklin Templeton's debt fund assets within a month: SBI MF

    DP Singh, SBI Mutual Fund's chief business officer, tells Moneycontrol that it will avoid any conflict of interest and ensure a transparent process while selling securities

  • Why quality matters more than valuations while investing for the long term Feb 17, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    Why quality matters more than valuations while investing for the long term

    Quality stocks have always traded at high P/E ratios for years and have still continued to rise in valuations

  • How fractional investing brings big-ticket US stocks within your reach Feb 17, 2021 10:06 AM IST

    How fractional investing brings big-ticket US stocks within your reach

    Investors can own slices of tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet if they don't have the money to buy full shares

  • Explained: All about investing directly in government securities Feb 17, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Explained: All about investing directly in government securities

    Investors can trade through the exchanges and also participate in primary issuances directly through their Retail Direct account

  • EPF interest in tax net: Where should high-income earners invest for retirement now? Feb 16, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    EPF interest in tax net: Where should high-income earners invest for retirement now?

    Employees earning high salaries can opt for a mix of EPF, PPF and NPS to optimize returns

  • Kotak Bond Short Term Fund review: Should you invest? Feb 16, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    Kotak Bond Short Term Fund review: Should you invest?

    The scheme has a high-quality portfolio that could give reasonable returns, without taking credit risks

  • Why have mutual funds increased exposure to REITs and InvITs? Feb 15, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    Why have mutual funds increased exposure to REITs and InvITs?

    A low interest rates regime, the positive outlook on rental yields post the COVID disruption and an efficient listing framework drew MFs to REITs and InvITs

  • Does the tax on ULIPs reduce their edge over mutual funds? Feb 15, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Does the tax on ULIPs reduce their edge over mutual funds?

    Purely from an income-tax angle, ULIPs with premiums lower than Rs 2.5 lakh may work out better than mutual funds

  • SC asks SBI mutual fund to oversee winding up of Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes Feb 12, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    SC asks SBI mutual fund to oversee winding up of Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes

    The Supreme Court expects SBI fund management to sell Franklin's debt fund assets on a best-effort basis.

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