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Multicap mutual funds are diversified equity mutual fund schemes which invest across market cap segments i.e. large cap, midcap and small caps. Multicap funds are among the most diversified among all equity funds because they are not only diversified across industry sectors, but also across market cap segments. Prior to September...

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We are in the middle of the festive season and this time of the year, as per Indian cultural tradition, is auspicious for buying Gold. Gold is also seen as an important asset class from an investment viewpoint. Long term growth in Gold value makes it a hedge against inflation. Gold is also a risk diversification...

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Banking and PSU Funds are debt mutual fund schemes which invest in debt and money market instruments issued by banks, public sector undertaking (PSU) and public financial institutions (PFI). As per SEBI’s mutual fund classification guidelines, Banking and PSU Funds must invest at least 80% of their...

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Contrarian investing is an investment style where the investor goes against the market trend. The market is simply the collection of all investors and the market trend reflects the collective wisdom of the majority of investors. Contrarian investment involves doing the opposite of what the majority of investors are...

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SEBI has banned sale of digital gold by brokers in stock exchanges. In a letter to the stock exchanges, the regulator informed the exchanges that trading (buying / selling) of digital gold through online platforms of its members (brokers) is in contravention of Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules (SCRR), 1957 and that...

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Why do we invest in mutual funds? We want to get returns in the form of capital appreciation or income or both. Return on investment is a metric used to measure the performance of a mutual fund scheme. In this blog post, we will discuss about different type of returns and how you can use them to evaluate the performance of a...

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Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a facility offered by mutual funds, wherein you can invest a fixed amount at regular intervals in a mutual fund scheme of your choice. Through a one-time bank ECS mandate, a fixed amount will get debited from your savings bank account at regular intervals (e.g. weekly, fortnightly, monthly...

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Axis Flexi Cap Fund (formerly Axis Multi-cap Fund) completed 3 years in November 2020. 3 year performance period is usually a good horizon to evaluate the performance of a fund. The chart below shows the growth of Rs 10,000 in the scheme since its inception. You can see that the scheme was able to...

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With interest rates of traditional fixed income products on the decline for quite some time, many investors are looking at alternative investment options. Debt mutual funds offer investors a variety of products for different risk appetites, investment tenures and investment needs. However, for investors who are willing to...

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The equity market is enjoying a fantastic bull market since the market recovered from the COVID-19 crash in March 2020. After breaching the previous all time high about 11 months back, Nifty 50 has risen 40% higher in the 11 months or so. The broader market (midcaps and small caps) also enjoyed a great bull run over...

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