Fund managers attribute the fall in net inflows to lower inflows in equity fund and outflows from debt categories
In the last one year, overnight funds have delivered 5.5-6.5 percent average return, while liquid funds gave 6.92 percent.
Cash plans, or liquid schemes, reported the highest outflows across all MF categories
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There was a domino effect of IL&FS episode on liquid fund withdrawals, but only to a limited extent. A large chunk of outflows can be attributed to September-end phenomenon.
Market volatility doesn't entail more risk for the investor in the case of arbitrage funds. In fact, arbitrage opportunities exist only when the markets are relatively unstable.
Leading stock exchange BSE today extended the cut off time for acceptance of subscription transaction for liquid funds as well as debt and equity schemes valuing at least Rs 2 lakh by half an hour on its mutual fund platform.
Today liquid funds provide one of the quickest ways to get money back for investors and this takes a day so the investor can redeem their units and then expect the money to come into their account the next day.
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Reserve Bank of India‘s cap on mutual fund investments in liquid schemes is likely to keep banks away from investing significant surplus cash in cash plans, says Bekxy Kuriakose, Head-Fixed Income, Principal PNB Mutual Fund.
It is possible to get the net asset value of the previous day too in case of liquid funds if the money moves into the account of the mutual fund by 2 pm while this facility is not present for other funds.
In a falling interest rate regime, traditional fixed deposits turn unattractive and you have to look for the right options.
Be it building an emergency fund or parking money for a very short period of time, liquid funds are a wonderful investment option.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India is working on new rules to enable instant credit of funds to investors‘ bank accounts on redemption of a liquid mutual fund, an article in the Mint says.
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Interest rates are likely to trend lower and there could be one more cut in the repo rate between now and March, says Lakshmi Iyer, Chief Investment Officer-Debt and Head-Products at Kotak Mahindra Mutual Fund
Though guarantee is a sought after factor for many investors, it still makes not to go for it.
While considering investment avenues for short term goals lot many traditional instruments pop up.
Liquid funds pose an opportunity to individuals, looking to park their funds for short time periods. However, do not select the fund that tops the charts.
Retirement is a long haul. And one must not ignore the inflation eating into the purchasing power.
Arbitrage funds offer you payoffs akin to a debt fund with a better tax treatment. Also you are not exposed to risk of investing in shares.
Indian mutual fund industry‘s assets under management rose 1.4% in May 2015 to reclaim the Rs 12 trillion mark and close at its record high as per the latest numbers declared by the AMFI.
Even as assets have hit a record high, a complete lack of interest in equity funds (the higher margin products), poor performance of the stock market and a depleting distributor force means the Indian mutual fund industry has much to worry about.
Most of us believe that there is no alternative to savings bank accounts for parking our money. But is there a better alternative? â€¦one that offers higher interest rates than savings banks and is reasonably safe too?
Although liquid funds are a safe option for investors from the point of view of volatility and risk of losing capital, it is important to invest in them for the right time horizon so that one doesn‘t suffer from opportunity loss.