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  • Floating rate mutual funds: For stable returns with relatively lower risk Nov 12, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    Floating rate mutual funds: For stable returns with relatively lower risk

    Floating-rate funds invest in low-risk debt securities and have managed to outperform comparable short-term categories over the past few years

  • Sovereign gold bonds Series VIII issue: Should you invest? Nov 11, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    Sovereign gold bonds Series VIII issue: Should you invest?

    The sovereign gold bond (SGB) scheme Series VIII offers gold at a price of Rs 5,127 per gram if investors pay using digital modes. But is this the right time to buy gold?

  • Flexi-cap versus multi-cap funds: Which category should investors choose? Nov 11, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    Flexi-cap versus multi-cap funds: Which category should investors choose?

    SEBI’s new definition of the new flexi-cap category makes it effectively similar to the original avatar of multi-cap funds

  • A year after Goodwin scam: This Diwali, avoid gold savings schemes of jewellers Nov 10, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    A year after Goodwin scam: This Diwali, avoid gold savings schemes of jewellers

    Gold saving schemes continue to be floated in the market during Dhanteras and Diwali. Around 300-350 percent of the monthly instalment amount is promised as returns.

  • AMFI data: Thematic mutual funds generate investor interest  Nov 09, 2020 05:11 PM IST

    AMFI data: Thematic mutual funds generate investor interest 

    Mutual funds are lining up new fund offerings that focus on specific themes or a particular sector

  • Why the MF industry makes the same mistake time and again Nov 09, 2020 10:17 AM IST

    Why the MF industry makes the same mistake time and again

    The mutual fund industry keeps promoting ‘flavour-of-the-month’ products. It's the fiduciary duty of fund houses, advisers, distributors and even the media to guide investors safely through this financial jungle

  • Why there has been a 3-fold increase in the number of investors flocking to international funds Nov 09, 2020 09:24 AM IST

    Why there has been a 3-fold increase in the number of investors flocking to international funds

    Superior returns from US indices, a weak rupee vis-à-vis the dollar and the ample investment opportunities in overseas markets made investors choose international funds

  • Multi-cap mutual fund investors can relax, as SEBI introduces a new flexi-cap category Nov 06, 2020 08:31 PM IST

    Multi-cap mutual fund investors can relax, as SEBI introduces a new flexi-cap category

    Fund houses get their request fulfilled, as the move would allow existing multi-cap schemes to be run with just a name change

  • LIC, HDFC and SBI Pension Funds top NPS gilt scheme charts Nov 06, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    LIC, HDFC and SBI Pension Funds top NPS gilt scheme charts

    The fall in interest rates over the past year-and-a-half has helped gilt funds of NPS managers deliver double-digit returns

  • The importance of having accurate contact details in your mutual fund folios Nov 06, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    The importance of having accurate contact details in your mutual fund folios

    Having multiple email IDs and mobile phone numbers registered with your mutual funds can make it difficult for your fund house to contact you

  • SEBI relaxes overseas investment limit for mutual funds Nov 05, 2020 09:17 PM IST

    SEBI relaxes overseas investment limit for mutual funds

    The move is expected to allow fund houses scale up their international fund offering

  • Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund to limit SIPs to Rs 2,500 a month Nov 05, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund to limit SIPs to Rs 2,500 a month

    Earlier, Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund used to accept SIPs of up to Rs 25,000 a month. A bulging corpus and overheated markets appear to have led to the decision

  • Earnings recovery critical for market momentum to sustain: SBI MF Nov 05, 2020 10:22 AM IST

    Earnings recovery critical for market momentum to sustain: SBI MF

    Market valuations have moved up during the last six months and are above the long-term average currently

  • Amidst falling interest rates, should investors choose debt funds over fixed deposits? Nov 05, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Amidst falling interest rates, should investors choose debt funds over fixed deposits?

    Debt funds generate extra returns by taking additional risks, which is not the case with fixed deposits

  • Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL-2024 Maturity NFO: Should you invest? Nov 04, 2020 11:53 AM IST

    Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL-2024 Maturity NFO: Should you invest?

    Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL-2024 is the second target maturity date debt ETF after Bharat Bond ETF. Its portfolio will minimise credit risk

  • How must financial advisers chart their growth path after SEBI's regulations? Nov 04, 2020 10:24 AM IST

    How must financial advisers chart their growth path after SEBI's regulations?

    It makes better sense to join forces with other advisers, or join a company, than to invest individually to fulfil SEBI’s requirements

  • Why we rush to buy goods during a discount sale, but won’t lap-up stocks when markets crash Nov 04, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Why we rush to buy goods during a discount sale, but won’t lap-up stocks when markets crash

    The same value-conscious shopper feels more comfortable entering the financial markets when markets are at their highs rather than at the lows

  • Contrarian investing: A smart strategy to lift your mutual fund returns Nov 04, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Contrarian investing: A smart strategy to lift your mutual fund returns

    Contrarian investing involves picking sectors, strategies and funds that are out of favour. It works when executed well, but carries risks too.

  • How to get your mutual fund consolidated account statement Nov 03, 2020 11:38 AM IST

    How to get your mutual fund consolidated account statement

    Your mutual fund’s consolidated account statement or CAS gives all the details of your investments and their current values

  • Corporate bond and banking & PSU debt funds: Best options in a low interest rate environment Nov 03, 2020 10:30 AM IST

    Corporate bond and banking & PSU debt funds: Best options in a low interest rate environment

    A large spread between the 10-year government security yield and repo rate offers opportunities to short and medium term debt funds

  • Select opportunities available at fair valuations for long-term investors: Canara Robeco MF Nov 03, 2020 10:07 AM IST

    Select opportunities available at fair valuations for long-term investors: Canara Robeco MF

    Valuations are dependent on the business model of a company, quality of the business and the growth rate

  • How high expense ratios are eating into the returns of debt-oriented hybrid funds Nov 02, 2020 11:56 AM IST

    How high expense ratios are eating into the returns of debt-oriented hybrid funds

    The expense ratio of these schemes is typically in excess of 2 percent

  • Bond ETFs with fixed maturity dates: Low-risk options for investors Nov 02, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Bond ETFs with fixed maturity dates: Low-risk options for investors

    Target date debt ETFs help investors significantly mitigate interest rate and credit risks

  • What should multi-cap fund investors do after SEBI’s new diktat? Oct 30, 2020 10:16 AM IST

    What should multi-cap fund investors do after SEBI’s new diktat?

    For now, there are just too many possibilities and variables, and sufficient information is still not available. AMCs are figuring out what to do and also making representations to SEBI

  • Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF: Should you invest in the NFO? Oct 30, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF: Should you invest in the NFO?

    Unlike other ESG funds rolled out so far, Mirae Asset ESG Sector Leaders ETF is passively-managed. It will aim to deliver returns in line with the underlying index

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