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As per SEBI’s directive, medium duration debt funds invest in debt and money market instruments such that the Macaulay Duration of the scheme portfolio is between 3 years to 4 years. Regular Advisorkhoj readers know that prices of debt securities have an inverse relationship with interest rate movement. When interest rate goes...

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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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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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A misperception about mutual funds among many retail investors, especially less experienced investors is that, these are risky investments. You should know there are several types of low risk mutual fund schemes where you can deploy your money productively (higher rate of return) instead of keeping it idle in your savings bank...

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We have stated a number of times in our blog that your fund selection should always be based on your investment goals and risk appetite, not on stock market conditions. The stock market moves up and down, but your financial goals...

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With increased investor awareness in India, investors have increasingly investing their savings in mutual funds instead of traditional investment schemes like FDs, Post Office Small Savings, Gold, property etc. For making short term investments...

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Based on our interactions with investors and financial advisors, we see that there is a lot of interest in mutual fund dividends and Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) as income solutions for investors. Many investors prefer dividend options for regular...

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SBI Savings Fund is a money market mutual fund scheme which invests in money market instruments like commercial papers (CPs), certificates of deposits (CDs) etc. As per SEBI’s mutual fund classification directive, money market funds must...

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If you had invested Rs 1 lakh in Principal Focused Multi-Cap Fund (erstwhile Principal Large Cap Fund) at the time of its launch (NFO) towards the end of 2005, your investment would have multiplied to nearly Rs 6 lakhs (as on May 13th 2019)...

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The last 1 year was a volatile period for the stock market. Though the Nifty is around 300 points or 3% higher on a year on year basis (as on February 13, 2019), the 52 week high and low ranged from 11,760 to 9,950 (deviation of nearly 20%)...

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