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  • How registrar and share transfer agents slap the rulebook on hapless retail shareholders Mar 17, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    How registrar and share transfer agents slap the rulebook on hapless retail shareholders

    Even probates granted by high courts are unnecessarily put to further scrutiny by RTAs, thus delaying transfer shares to legal beneficiaries

  • How direct plans of index funds score over ETFs on costs Mar 16, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    How direct plans of index funds score over ETFs on costs

    The total cost of ownership works out lower while investing in index funds rather than in ETFs, though the expense ratios are lower for the latter

  • For market levels to sustain, we need strong earnings recovery: SBI Mutual Fund Mar 16, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    For market levels to sustain, we need strong earnings recovery: SBI Mutual Fund

    R Srinivasan, CIO-Equity, says that market valuations are expensive now.

  • How to create your own ESG-driven investment portfolio Mar 16, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    How to create your own ESG-driven investment portfolio

    ESG is not exactly a specific investment strategy. It is more of an overlay applied to an underlying strategy.

  • What retail investors must do to make the most of the IPO frenzy Mar 16, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    What retail investors must do to make the most of the IPO frenzy

    The sharp rally in the markets and a spate of IPOs have made investors rush for making quick money. But a prudent approach may be needed for sustained gains

  • Why are investors exiting short-term debt mutual funds? Mar 15, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Why are investors exiting short-term debt mutual funds?

    February saw a net outflow of over Rs 10,000 crore in these schemes. The rise in yields has spooked investors.

  • AT1 and Tier 2 bonds may not be too risky for debt funds, but SEBI is taking no chances Mar 15, 2021 09:27 AM IST

    AT1 and Tier 2 bonds may not be too risky for debt funds, but SEBI is taking no chances

    SEBI has asked MFs to value such bonds as having a 100-year tenor, which may result in a fall in debt fund NAVs

  • Why Sensex and Nifty index funds are equally good investments Mar 12, 2021 10:17 AM IST

    Why Sensex and Nifty index funds are equally good investments

    There is a large overlap in the portfolio of the two indices. Their returns have been similar over the long term.

  • Invest surplus cash in money market and low duration funds Mar 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Invest surplus cash in money market and low duration funds

    Compared to fixed deposits, these debt funds are more tax-efficient for those in the higher slabs. But there may be an element of credit risk.

  • Edelweiss Nifty PSU Bond Plus SDL Index Fund-2026 NFO review: Should you invest? Mar 11, 2021 09:38 AM IST

    Edelweiss Nifty PSU Bond Plus SDL Index Fund-2026 NFO review: Should you invest?

    It is a passive fund with investments made in safe debt securities. Holding investments till maturity removes interest rate volatility.

  • Firms owned by Samir Arora and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala apply for mutual fund licenses Mar 10, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    Firms owned by Samir Arora and Rakesh Jhunjhunwala apply for mutual fund licenses

    Helios Capital and Alchemy Capital are the latest applicants for MF licenses. Will investors gain from their entry?

  • Third tranche of sovereign gold bonds up for early redemption: Should you withdraw? Mar 10, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    Third tranche of sovereign gold bonds up for early redemption: Should you withdraw?

    SGBs are eight-year instruments. But the RBI provides a buyback facility at the end of the fifth, sixth and seventh years.

  • Is it time to increase your investments in high-yield debt funds? Mar 10, 2021 10:58 AM IST

    Is it time to increase your investments in high-yield debt funds?

    An improvement in company finances can result in a pickup in credit offtake in 2021. Credit spreads are attractive too. But don’t go overboard on credit risks.

  • Why are mutual funds loading up on stocks of public sector companies? Mar 10, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Why are mutual funds loading up on stocks of public sector companies?

    The government's disinvestment drive, focus on infrastructure and reasonable valuations have made PSU stocks attractive

  • We must gear up for an interest rate hike this year: Axis Mutual Fund Mar 09, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    We must gear up for an interest rate hike this year: Axis Mutual Fund

    R Sivakumar, Head-Fixed Income Assets, outlines the challenges for debt funds due to the current rise in yields and dispels fears of credit rating downgrades on bonds

  • Why portfolio risk and asset allocation matter more than investment returns Mar 09, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Why portfolio risk and asset allocation matter more than investment returns

    Before discussing the potential returns from an investment, factors such as purpose, goal timelines, asset allocation and risk appetite must be understood

  • HSBC Global Equity Climate Change Fund of Fund NFO review: Should you invest? Mar 09, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    HSBC Global Equity Climate Change Fund of Fund NFO review: Should you invest?

    Such funds are more focused on environmental issues than typical ESG funds. Their focus is on investing in companies that are reducing carbon emissions and waste

  • Explained: All about debt fund taxation and indexation Mar 08, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Explained: All about debt fund taxation and indexation

    The holding period must be three years to avail indexation benefits. Only debt mutual funds are eligible for indexation benefits and not direct bond investments

  • Value and thematic funds are back in focus: Should you invest in them? Mar 04, 2021 10:52 AM IST

    Value and thematic funds are back in focus: Should you invest in them?

    The recent market rally has propelled out-of-favour stocks and themes of earlier times. Should investors go for funds that invest in such stocks?

  • Is it time to invest in passive mid-cap funds? Mar 02, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    Is it time to invest in passive mid-cap funds?

    Though actively managed mid-cap funds have outperformed their benchmarks, increasingly, a narrow regulatory definition of mid-cap stocks and rising corpus sizes could pose challenges

  • Why your mutual fund SIPs must keep pace with your salary hikes Mar 02, 2021 09:41 AM IST

    Why your mutual fund SIPs must keep pace with your salary hikes

    Investing the same SIP amount, without increasing it periodically, may not be enough for your goals

  • Stay invested in companies that can deliver strong earnings recovery: ICICI Mutual Fund Mar 01, 2021 10:22 AM IST

    Stay invested in companies that can deliver strong earnings recovery: ICICI Mutual Fund

    Senior Fund Manager Anish Tawakley says that it is better to invest in companies on the verge of earnings recovery, rather than take exposure to firms hoping for an expansion in valuation multiples

  • Sensex volatile at 50,000: Here's how you should manage your long-term investments Mar 01, 2021 10:00 AM IST

    Sensex volatile at 50,000: Here's how you should manage your long-term investments

    Smart investors will never be swayed by recent market returns. A portfolio rebalancing exercise will restore your original asset allocation

  • 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

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