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Retail investors in India have traditionally favoured Bank Fixed Deposits and Government Small Savings Schemes for their fixed income investments. However, fixed deposit interest rates have generally been declining over the years (see the chart below). Nominal interest rates are directly related to inflation. As...

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Ultra-short duration funds are debt mutual fund schemes which invest in debt and money market instruments such that their Macaulay Duration is between 3 to 6 months. Ultra short duration funds usually invest in commercial papers (CPs), certificates of deposits (CDs), Treasury Bills, overnight securities (TREPs) etc. The...

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Indian retail investors have traditionally favoured fixed interest products over market linked products even though our financial industry has evolved a lot over the past 25 – 30 years. As per RBI Bulletin on Financial Assets and Liabilities of Households (September 2021), bank deposits comprise 53% of household financial assets...

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Global equity markets were highly volatile in the first half of the year due to high inflation and the War in Ukraine. Unlike the past, Indian retail investors showed a lot of maturity in volatile markets and most investors continued their Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs). As per AMFI monthly SIP data, monthly SIP inflows dipped...

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Flexicap fund is the one of the most popular categories of mutual funds in India. As per AMFI data, total assets under management (AUM) in flexicap funds, as on 29th July 2022, was more than Rs 2.3 lakh crores, almost the same as the AUM in large cap funds. Though the term flexicap as a category name is relatively...

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Money market funds are debt mutual schemes which invest in debt and money market instruments with residual maturities of up to 1 year. Money market funds usually invest in commercial papers (CPs), certificates of deposits (CDs), Treasury Bills, overnight securities (TREPs) etc. They can also invest in debt market...

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From childhood to adulthood, to being married, becoming a parent and finally a senior citizen, we go through different stages of life. Your income, priorities and spending habits change depending on which life stage you are in. The priorities of different life stages can be navigated better if you change your investments...

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Edelweiss Mutual Fund is launching a Fund of Funds (FOF) which will invest in Gold and Silver exchange traded funds (ETFs). Exchange traded funds are mutual funds schemes which track some market index or price of commodities e.g. gold, silver. ETFs are listed on stock exchanges and are traded like...

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Passive investing is becoming popular in India in recent years. As per AMFI July data, net Assets under Management (AUM) in passive funds multiplied by 3.5 times in the last years (source: AMFI, as on 31st July 2022). Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), a type of passive fund, is now the largest mutual fund category in terms...

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Money market funds are debt mutual fund schemes which invest in money market instruments with maturities of up to 1 year. These funds have low to moderately low interest rate risk and suitable for investment tenures of 1 – 2 years. In this article we will discuss about money market funds and whether they are...

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