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The India Growth Story continues to be strong despite short term macro headwinds. Rising income in India is creating a demand for better goods and services. The Government’s economic policies over the last 2 terms, together with the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, have triggered a shift towards the organized sector making...

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Nippon India Asset Allocator Fund of Funds is a fund of funds (FOF) which invests in mutual funds and exchange traded funds of different asset classes. It aims to provide exposure to multiple asset classes e.g. equity, debt, gold etc. The asset allocation framework of the scheme is...

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Ultra short duration funds are the open-ended debt mutual fund schemes that invest in debt and money market instruments which have Macaulay Duration of 3 to 6 months. Macaulay duration is related to the maturity of the debt or money market instruments. Ultra short duration funds usually invest in money...

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There are times when you get unexpected wealth. It can come from sale of your ancestral property, settlement of some legal dispute, getting a large signing bonus on joining a new company, a much larger than expected annual bonus or stock options etc. A large unexpected cash-flow is known in financial parlance...

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Target maturity funds are passive debt mutual fund schemes, which track an underlying bond index and have defined maturity dates. Upon maturity of the scheme, you will get the principal along with accrued interest. Target maturity funds can be in the form of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Index Fund. Target...

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The equity market has been very volatile over the past few months. The Nifty is down 17% from its 52 week high and the Nifty 50 TRI is down 11% on a year to date (YTD basis) Data source: Advisorkhoj.com as on 20 June, 2022. High inflation is the main concern of equity markets around...

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Fixed income should be an important part of your asset allocation. Fixed income will provide stability to your investment portfolio and generate income even in difficult market conditions. Traditionally investors have preferred Bank Fixed Deposits and Government Small Savings Schemes for fixed income investments. However...

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The global financial markets have been in extraordinary conditions for the past several months. Commodity prices have been very high across the world; crude oil prices are at 10 year high and expected to go up even further, as war rages in Ukraine. Inflation in United States is at a 40 year...

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Balanced Advantage Funds, also known as Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds, are hybrid mutual funds which manage their asset allocation dynamically between equity and debt. The asset allocation will change depending on market conditions using quantitative asset allocation models. You may...

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Mutual fund investors in India have historically favoured actively managed mutual funds despite exchange traded funds (ETFs) having been around for the last 20 years. But assets under management (AUM) in passive funds have grown at a phenomenal rate over the last few years and ETFs are now the...

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