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Global financial markets have been volatile over the past 6 months due to high inflation. Bond yields have been rising for the nearly 18 months and the 10 year Government Bond yield is at a 3 year high now (as on 6th June 2022). Bond prices have an inverse relationship with interest rate / yield changes i.e. prices go down...

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Passive funds have become popular in India over the past few years. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) is now the largest mutual fund category in terms of Assets under Management (AUM). As per AMFI data, AUM of passive funds stood at more than Rs 5 lakh crores, as on 29th April 2022. A large part of the AUM in passive...

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SIP or Systematic Investment Plan is a method of investing a fixed amount, regularly (monthly, quarterly, etc.) in open ended mutual fund schemes. SIP allows you to buy the units of your selected scheme on a date chosen by you at regular intervals. The SIP amount gets auto-debited from your bank account and...

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India’s retail inflation (CPI) had surged to an 18 month record high in April 2022. While inflation over the past 12 months has been well above RBI’s long term target of 4.5%, CPI inflation spiked up further after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. India is not alone, as far as high inflation is concerned; high inflation is a global...

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The last few months have been a rough ride for investors. Global equity markets have been highly volatile due to high inflation and the War in Ukraine. Indian equities have also seen large corrections due to FII selling. The broader market (midcaps and small caps) is down 10 – 12%, while Nifty 50 TRI is down 6% on...

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The equity market has been challenging over the past few months. The Nifty is down more than 2,000 points from its all time high. High inflation is providing headwinds to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Central banks around the world e.g. US Fed, RBI etc. are adopting increasingly hawkish stances...

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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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