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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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In the first part of this blog post, Why you need to have hybrid mutual funds in your portfolio: Misconceptions Part 1, we discussed about hybrid mutual funds which invest in different asset classes like equity, fixed income etc. We also clarified about some common misconceptions about hybrid mutual funds. In this blog post, we will discuss about evolution of hybrid mutual funds in India...

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Family is the most important social unit in most cultures around the world, but in India taking care of family members, especially those in need, is taken very seriously given our long tradition of joint family system. Most Indians feel obliged to take care of the needs of members of their family or extended family even if they are not living...

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Regular Advisorkhoj readers know that we give a lot of importance to performance consistency when evaluating mutual fund scheme. Performance consistency across mixed market conditions is particularly important for focused equity funds which invest in relatively small number (less than 30 stocks) of high...

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Earlier this year, Edelweiss Asset Management Company received the mandate from the Government of India to manage an exchange traded fund (ETF) which will invest in bonds of Public Sector Companies. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are financial instruments which invest in a basket of securities (e.g. stocks, bonds, commodities...

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We have stated a number of times in our blog that you can put the idle money in your savings bank account to productive use by investing it in overnight, liquid and ultra-short duration funds. All three debt mutual fund categories invest primarily in money market instruments, but there are differences...

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After a prolonged period of volatility, the Nifty has stabilized and is consolidating near the all time highs. Even the broader market has shown solid signs of recovery, with Nifty Midcap 100 trading nearly 15% higher than its all time low. While historical data shows that equity is the best performing asset...

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We get many queries on our website seeking guidance on what to do with mutual fund schemes which are not performing well. Should you redeem and sit on cash? Should you switch to better performing funds and if yes, which mutual fund scheme should you switch to? Should you continue to hold and wait? How long should you wait...

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Midcap mutual funds are equity mutual fund schemes which invest at least 65% of their assets in midcap stocks. SEBI classifies the top 100 stocks by market capitalization as large cap stocks, the next 150 stocks as midcap and the remaining ones as small cap stocks. Large cap stocks are characterized by market...

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We have repeatedly stressed the importance of putting your idle money to productive use. If you keep hard earned money in savings bank account for long periods of time, then in real terms (adjusted for inflation), you will be eroding your wealth. This is because low savings yields cannot keep with the decline...

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