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For this article, we looked at the best performing focused equity funds category in terms of long term SIP returns. For our analysis we looked at monthly SIP performance of different focused equity funds over long investment periods 5 years, 7 years, 10 years etc. For investing through SIPs, you should always have long investment tenures...

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Small cap mutual funds are equity mutual fund schemes which invest at least 65% of their assets in small cap stocks. SEBI categorizes 251st and smaller companies by market capitalization as small cap companies. Small cap companies are smaller than midcap and large cap companies in terms of market share, revenues and earnings per...

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I came across this chart over the internet which suggests that instances of negative returns decreases with increase in Mutual Fund SIP tenure. This led me to another question. What would this chart look like if we change the criteria from 0% returns, as implied above, to a minimum of 14% returns that is generally expected by...

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Principal Multicap Growth fund invests in large, mid and small sized companies which are fundamentally strong with characteristics like superior management quality, distinct and sustainable competitive advantage, good prospects to grow revenues and profits in the future and financial strength. One of the main advantages of investing in...

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Rapid advancements in technology are transforming industries and people’s lives around the world. Technology in the conventional sense has been used to automate manual processes and improve productivity. However, development in information technology in the last 20 years or so, particularly artificial intelligence (AI) and...

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If you had invested Rs 1 lakh in Nippon India Growth Fund in its NFO in October 1995, your money would have multiplied to more than Rs 1.1 Crore. Nippon India Growth Fund is undoubtedly one of the biggest wealth creators for mutual fund investors in India over the last 25 years or so. The phenomenal wealth creation story of Nippon...

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It’s true to say that once our palate has been served well with a great meal, our hunger subsides and the best of the cuisines would be insipid and unappetising.Similarly, our needs and desires have a strong correlation up to a certain age. So, once we start working, post our education, we often are not able to distinguish between our needs...

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Value funds are equity mutual fund schemes which follow value style of investing. The essential feature of value style is investing in stocks which are trading at a considerable discount to the fair value (intrinsic value). Fund managers buy and hold these stocks for a long period of time to capture the valuation upside i.e. when the valuation of the...

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While evaluating performance, a lot of attention is given to returns while ignoring the risk taken to achieve the returns. Investors have limited control over the quantum of returns they can generate. But certainly, they have more control over how much risk they are willing to take. It is commonly believed that by taking higher risk you would generate...

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The last 2 years have been difficult for mid and small cap stocks and funds. Nifty Midcap 100 index has fallen nearly 20% in last 2 years, while the Nifty Small Cap 100 index has fallen 37%. 2019 was a relatively better year for small and midcaps, even though we saw negative returns for both midcap and small cap indices in 2019 as...

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