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Principal Large Cap Fund was launched in the month October of 2020. We had reviewed the NFO of this scheme in our post, why invest in Principal Large Cap Fund NFO. Large cap funds must invest at least 80% of their assets in stocks of the 100 largest companies by market capitalization. An interesting feature of this fund is that, it...

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As we come to the closure of 2020, a year that has been a pivotal one in so many ways, it is a good time to explore avenues for wealth creation that also align with the greater good of the world we live in and our values. We are already seeing some credible shifts. Through a survey that we conducted, majority of the 1600 plus respondents said their...

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Midcaps had been underperforming versus large caps since 2018. But midcaps have outperformed large caps over the past six months or so. With stock market at all-time high, midcaps have the potential to outperform large caps over sufficiently long investment horizon. Though midcaps are more volatile than large caps, they have...

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This year has been unlike any year that most people have ever experienced. A deadly pandemic raging around the world, lockdowns and restrictions on many activities for a few months leading to one of the worst recessions many have seen in their lifetimes and an environment of fear and uncertainty. At the same time, the stock market has...

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We live in a complex interconnected world. If anything, Covid-19 has shown us how co-dependent we are as global citizens and economies. This has necessitated an increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) parameters in the manner Governments form policies, companies operate, and financial institutions...

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If you had invested Rs 1 lakh in Principal Emerging Bluechip Fund nearly 12 years back at the time of its inception (NFO), its market value today (as on 2nd December 2020) would be nearly Rs 12.5 lakhs. More 12X growth in 12 years imply a CAGR of well over 20%, which is phenomenal by any standard. There are funds which...

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The influence of global brands on modern life both professional and personal is huge. A decade or two back, brands were usually associated with luxury spending e.g. apparel, accessories, gadgets etc. But now from waking up in the morning to going to bed, most of us are consumers of global brands on a daily basis. The toothpaste you use in...

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Contra is an investing strategy which is opposite to the market trend. Contra fund managers invest in stocks that are currently underperforming due to short term issues but which have good growth potential in the medium to long term. Warren Buffet’s famous quote, “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are...

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Axis Midcap Fund is one best performing midcap equity funds in the last 3 to 5 years period. The fund was ranked 1 in terms of trailing returns over the last 3 and 5 years (ending 17th November 2020) respectively. The scheme was launched in February 2011 and has given 16.9% compounded annual returns (CAGR) since inception (as on...

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For this assessment year (FY 2020-21 / AY 2021-22), the Government has provided investors the option of sticking to the current income tax rates (as per their income slabs) and claiming exemption like Section 80C, 80D, HRA etc. or moving to the new tax regime with lower tax rates for incomes below Rs 15 lakhs but giving up most of the...

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