mutual funds

  • Where to invest Rs 10 lakh today? Tata MF’s Rahul Singh is betting on these 3 sectors January 12, 2023 01:03 PM IST

    The Tata Mutual Fund’s Chief Investment Officer (Equities) says debt allocation will play a crucial role over the next two years. A combination of short-term funds, target maturity funds, and dynamic bond funds is good for debt allocation, which should be around 30-40%

  • Top 5 PMS schemes bet big on 25 stocks that dare volatility, outsmart Nifty January 12, 2023 12:57 PM IST

    Despite the volatility and bearish sentiments prevailing in the markets in the latter half of December, there were many portfolio management service schemes that generated better returns compared to the Nifty and the Sensex

  • Aditya Birla MF’s multi-asset fund offers diversification in a single fund: Should you invest? January 12, 2023 09:46 AM IST

    Aditya Birla Sun Life Multi Asset Allocation Fund aims to invest across equity, debt, gold and silver in a single fund. Financial planners say it’s best to practice asset allocation through separate schemes, but suggest a selective exposure to multi-asset if you the sort who invests directly.

  • Fixed deposits or debt mutual funds? Where to invest when interest rates rise January 12, 2023 07:17 AM IST

    Rising interest rates have led to an increase in bank fixed deposit rates and lowered the returns of debt funds. But comparing the two is a mistake. Your debt fund returns are about to get better.

  • Forget interest rate cuts in CY2023, go slow on long-duration MFs, says Sandeep Bagla of Trust MF January 11, 2023 12:01 PM IST

    The CEO of Trust Mutual fund is concerned about inflation.

  • Equity inflows jump three times to Rs 7,303 crore in December January 10, 2023 01:08 PM IST

    In growth or equity-oriented schemes, small-cap funds got the highest inflows at Rs 2,244.77 crore followed by Rs 1,962.26 crore in mid-cap funds, data provided by the Association of Mutual Funds in India shows

  • Will L&T Mutual Fund’s acquisition inject fresh life into HSBC India MF? Its co-CEO weighs in January 10, 2023 08:42 AM IST

    In November 2022, HSBC Mutual Fund, one of the handful of foreign asset management companies in India, announced that its takeover of L&T mutual fund is complete. That made bigger news than any of its mutual fund scheme ever did in the past many years, as HSBC India mutual fund’s performance has been ordinary. But newly-appointed co-CEO, Kailash Kulkarni has plans to localize this foreign fund house and do business, the India way.

  • Union Budget 2023: Here are the AMFI wish list for the betterment of MF industry January 10, 2023 08:39 AM IST

    One of the demands if for uniform taxation of capital gains from mutual funds and Unit-Linked Insurance Plans issued by insurance companies

  • Here are the favourite mid-cap and small-cap stocks of sectoral mutual funds January 10, 2023 08:38 AM IST

    Since the performance of these funds are cyclical in nature, their portfolios are constructed in a way that that not only to capitalize the opportunities when the sectors or theme perform well but also contain the loss well when they undergo rough paces

  • Why mid and small-caps are poised for a good run in 2023 January 09, 2023 09:35 AM IST

    The sharp decline in returns from small-cap funds over the past one year should not deter investors. A revival in the property cycle, consumer spending post-Covid-19 and a repair of household balance sheets is good news.

  • IIFL Finance NCD issue offering up to 9% yield opens; should you invest? January 06, 2023 09:21 AM IST

    Both, Crisil and ICRA have given the issue AA rating. According to ICRA, the rating is constrained by the impact of COVID-19 on the group’s profitability and asset quality.

  • How to choose the right ETF January 05, 2023 08:53 AM IST

    Exchange-traded funds have become hugely popular in India as large-cap-oriented funds find it tougher to beat benchmark indices. Three key factors can help narrow the list

  • Eight small-caps become mid-cap stocks on AMFI list. MFs to queue up soon January 05, 2023 07:22 AM IST

    Especially, midcap schemes are more likely to add these stocks in their portfolio to adhere to the regulator’s mandate of holding at least 65% of the assets in the midcap universe

  • Some midcap favourites of fund managers deliver up to 124% returns in one year January 04, 2023 08:32 AM IST

    Some 66 stocks on the Nifty Midcap 150 index delivered positive returns in 2022. The Nifty 50-TRI gained 6 percent, while Nifty Midcap 150-TRI clocked 4 percent rise

  • Why are AMC stocks under pressure even as equity MFs see strong inflows? January 03, 2023 11:16 AM IST

    The rise in passive investment is one of the reasons for the underperformance of AMC stocks

  • Explained: How direct plans carved a niche in the Indian mutual fund industry January 02, 2023 10:57 AM IST

    Introduced in January 2013, direct plans have become the preferred way for large and institutional investors to invest in mutual funds. Over time, SEBI-registered investment advisors have given them a further boost

  • Direct plans of mutual funds turn 10. What worked and what didn’t January 02, 2023 08:11 AM IST

    While direct plans gave a low-cost option to invest in mutual funds, they can also backfire if you are the sort who need advice and handholding, especially in volatile markets. The ticket is cheaper, but if you board the wrong train, it can leads you far from your goal.

  • What happens if your mutual fund SIP gets cancelled? December 30, 2022 11:06 AM IST

    The SIP mandate can get cancelled if the SIP bounces for three consecutive months. PGIM Mutual Fund has recently given a leeway of four months before SIP cancellation. Make sure you have enough money in your bank account around your SIP dates.

  • PSU banks woo investors, mutual funds romp home richer December 30, 2022 08:25 AM IST

    From 40 mutual fund schemes that have picked up Bank of Baroda shares afresh, 23 schemes picking up Punjab National Bank shares and 17 schemes picking up SBI shares afresh, mutual funds have found fancy for state-owned banks all over again. An improved asset quality and better growth in deposits as well as loan book are making PSU bank shares attractive again

  • Does size of mutual fund schemes matter? December 30, 2022 07:48 AM IST

    There is no one right size or one definition of what a good corpus size is. Many variables impact the performance of a fund. A large fund may continue to do well even after it has become too large. Size is important if you choose to invest in a small-cap or a mid-cap fund.

  • SEBI punishes DSP AMC, trustees for undercutting scheme expenses to woo investors December 29, 2022 10:32 PM IST

    The capital market regulator imposed a penalty of Rs 1 lakh each on the fund house and its trustee company for absorbing a chunk of its recently launched scheme’s- DSP Nifty 50 ETF- expenses on the AMC’s books, in violation of SEBI rules that state that all scheme-related expenses must be borne by the scheme

  • Got Rs 10 lakh? Time to look at debt funds in ’23, says LIC MF’s Marzban Irani December 29, 2022 12:16 PM IST

    Rising COVID cases in China is a cause of concern for Marzban Irani, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, at LIC Mutual Fund. However, he feels it won’t impact the world as much as it did in March 2020. His one big advice for investors: don’t chase returns, without thinking about the risks involved.

  • Bank of India MF, former CEO and others settle Sebi case on valuation December 28, 2022 11:20 PM IST

    A SEBI inspection of Bank of India Mutual Fund, earlier known as BOI-AXA MF, conducted in 2018-19 found instances of violations regarding inter-scheme transfers and valuations. It also observed CEO, his wife, and their daughter have withdrawn their money from the fund.

  • Should you buy gold and silver in 2023? December 28, 2022 10:22 AM IST

    Precious metals are very important to build a diversified portfolio for the long term. Here is what experts suggest about investing in gold and silver in CY2023.

  • Just 13% large-cap funds beat benchmarks. A look at stocks the winners love to hold December 27, 2022 02:06 PM IST

    Top 10 stocks holdings are one of the factors that determine the outperformance of the large-cap funds