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The equity market has been challenging for the last 6 to 9 months due to variety of concerns e.g. spread of Omicron, high commodity prices, trajectory of interest rates, the War in Ukraine, slowdown in Chinese economy etc. Over the last 6 months, the Nifty 50 is down nearly 12%, while the broader market, particularly...

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The equity market is passing through a very challenging environment this year. High inflation, rising interest rates, tightening liquidity, weakening Chinese economy and currency and the War in Ukraine have created significant headwinds for equity as an asset class. Heavy FII selling of Indian equities have...

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Inflation is inevitable and everyone is affected by it in one way or another. Prices of goods and your cost of living go up with inflation. Cost of borrowing also goes up as interest rates go up with inflation. Inflation also has impact on your investments. While moderate rate of inflation is generally considered healthy in a...

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Hybrid funds are mutual fund schemes which invest in multiple asset classes e.g. equity, fixed income, gold, real estate investment trusts (REITs) etc. The main benefit of hybrid funds is asset allocation. Asset allocation diversifies investment risk by spreading the investment of two or more asset classes. The risk profile of...

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How will you select good mutual fund scheme will give you good returns in the future? Most investors look at short term performance of schemes – top performing schemes in the last one or two years. But this is not the right approach. Short term performance is biased by prevailing market conditions. A particular scheme may outperform...

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There is growing awareness about asset allocation among financial advisors and experienced investors in India. The unexpected fallout of COVID-19 outbreak and the market crash in 2020 reinforced the importance of asset allocation to many investors. Financial advisors have been asking their clients to invest...

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Contra fund are equity mutual fund schemes which follow the contrarian investment style, where you invest in stocks that are currently out of favour in the market. Contrarian fund managers invest in stocks or sectors in which they expect price recovery in the future. Since contrarian investors usually buy...

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FY 2021-22 was a great year for Indian equities. The Nifty 50 TRI gave 19% return in the last 12 months ending 31st March 2022. However, equities have been facing headwinds over the last several months. Even though the economy is on the recovery path from COVID-19 shock, high commodity prices and...

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The new financial year has begun and this is a good time to see where you stand from a financial perspective and make plans for the New Year. If you are a salaried person, this is also the time when your annual increment comes into effect and you can review your regular investment plans for the year. In this blog post, we...

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Three types of investor behaviours can be observed in volatile market. Some investors panic and redeem their investments when market crashes; this is usually harmful for the long term interests of the investor. On the other extreme, there are some investors who prefer to invest when the market corrects; these investors can get...

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