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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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SBI Equity Savings Fund was launched in May 2015 and has Rs 2,275 Crores of Assets under Management. The expense ratio of the fund is 1.72%. For redemption of units within 15 days, the fund will charge an exit load of 0.1%. The scheme has given 8.4% CAGR returns since inception. Considering the volatility of the scheme, which is much lower compared to other equity oriented hybrid funds, these...

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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 can see in the chart below that, different...

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Tax consequences should be one of the most important considerations in investment and financial planning. It is the obligation of every tax payer to disclose the correct taxable income, including income from investments, in their annual income tax returns filing and pay the requisite tax; failure to do so, may attract penalties...

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Dynamic Asset Allocation changes equity and debt allocations of the portfolio based on market conditions. Dynamic Asset Allocation models usually increase asset allocation to equity and reduce allocation to debt, if equity valuations fall. If equity valuations are increase, then dynamic asset allocation models reduce...

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Midcap cap funds have been among the top performing equity mutual fund categories in the last one year1. In the last one year, Nifty Midcap 150 TRI gave 20% return versus Nifty 50 TRI return of 15%2. Midcap funds are equity mutual fund schemes which primarily invest in midsized companies listed on stock exchanges. As per SEBI...

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has rocked global equity markets. After weeks of simmering tension between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered his armed forces to invade Ukraine on 24th February 2022. The United States and other Western powers have announced stringent economic sanctions on...

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