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  • Sensex at 44,000: Five wrong reasons to invest in equities now Nov 26, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    Sensex at 44,000: Five wrong reasons to invest in equities now

    A rising equity market often attracts a herd of investors. This is the time to be cautious and to avoid investing lump-sums

  • How to invest for the short term when interest rates are low Nov 25, 2020 11:55 AM IST

    How to invest for the short term when interest rates are low

    Liquid funds are ideal for short-term investments. But when rates fall, returns too tend to suffer

  • Fund review: Should you invest in Franklin India Feeder-Franklin US Opportunities Fund? Nov 25, 2020 09:59 AM IST

    Fund review: Should you invest in Franklin India Feeder-Franklin US Opportunities Fund?

    The US opportunities fund would give you diversification, but don’t allocate more than 10 percent of your portfolio to global schemes

  • How to choose the right hybrid fund based on your investment horizon Nov 24, 2020 09:48 AM IST

    How to choose the right hybrid fund based on your investment horizon

    All hybrid funds don’t automatically suit all investors or all time-frames

  • NPS equity schemes of HDFC and Birla Sun Life outperform mutual funds over three years Nov 23, 2020 11:16 AM IST

    NPS equity schemes of HDFC and Birla Sun Life outperform mutual funds over three years

    The NPS schemes of Kotak and HDFC led the charts over the five-year period, though all pension funds lagged the Nifty 50

  • Fund review: Should you invest in Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity? Nov 23, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Fund review: Should you invest in Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity?

    Aditya Birla Sun Life Equity Fund boasts of a long-term track record. But a large size poses a challenge to the scheme’s future run, especially since it also invests in small and mid-cap stocks.

  • PPFAS Mutual Fund: A success story in value investing Nov 23, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    PPFAS Mutual Fund: A success story in value investing

    Despite its small size, PPFAS Mutual Fund has scripted a strong case for value investing by delivering robust returns and being unitholder friendly

  • DSP Value Fund NFO: Should you invest? Nov 20, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    DSP Value Fund NFO: Should you invest?

    DSP Value focusses on building a portfolio of quality stocks available at reasonable prices.

  • Sensex at a new high: Should you take profits from equity funds now? Nov 20, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Sensex at a new high: Should you take profits from equity funds now?

    The Sensex crossed 44,000 mark earlier this week. If you are nearing your financial goals or just a few months to a year away from your target, you should take some profits off the table

  • Investing in your child’s name? When she turns 18, change the status of her mutual fund folios to major Nov 19, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Investing in your child’s name? When she turns 18, change the status of her mutual fund folios to major

    Conversion of status to major from a minor mutual fund folio is a must, as otherwise such folios are frozen after the child turns 18

  • Are investors losing interest in Gold ETFs? Nov 18, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Are investors losing interest in Gold ETFs?

    Data from AMFI shows that the net inflows into gold ETFs have been declining over the past three months. The addition of new folios or accounts too registered a sharp fall

  • Fund review: Should you invest in ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage? Nov 17, 2020 09:09 AM IST

    Fund review: Should you invest in ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage?

    ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage fund is the second largest fund in this category with assets of over Rs 26,000 crore. It is also one of the oldest schemes in this category

  • Can Navneet Munot’s coming propel HDFC’s mutual funds? Nov 16, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Can Navneet Munot’s coming propel HDFC’s mutual funds?

    It will be interesting to watch how the relationship between Prashant Jain and Navneet Munot evolves. If it works, the combination can be lethal

  • NPS corporate bond schemes of HDFC and SBI outperform mutual funds over five years Nov 16, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    NPS corporate bond schemes of HDFC and SBI outperform mutual funds over five years

    Most NPS corporate debt funds, however, failed to beat the benchmark over three years

  • Dhanteras: What's the best way to buy gold? Nov 13, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    Dhanteras: What's the best way to buy gold?

    Dhanteras is an auspicious occasion to buy gold. Assess your portfolio and buy paper gold that is well-regulated on a good platform, is fairly-priced and comes with the necessary purity

  • Finance Minister’s EPF relief: In-hand salary for new, rehired employees set to increase Nov 12, 2020 05:03 PM IST

    Finance Minister’s EPF relief: In-hand salary for new, rehired employees set to increase

    The EPF benefit is restricted to low-income employees drawing a salary of up to Rs 15,000 per month

  • Why tax-saving MFs can't be ignored despite their poor returns in recent years Nov 12, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Why tax-saving MFs can't be ignored despite their poor returns in recent years

    The seven-year performance is still good for most funds. ELSS is a good product for investors as it offers tax savings and is useful in building a corpus

  • 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

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