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Mutual funds beat foreign inflows, turn new drivers of stock market growth
Fri, Aug 24, 2018
DIIs as a group have extended their net buying streak to a record 17 months at a time foreigners have shown cold feet. With local investors bringing in heaps of money into equity-linked products, the stock market rally is finally being controlled by desi hands, snatching the mantle of ‘market influencers’ from foreign fund managers.
Mutual fund NAV fell below your purchase price? 4 power steps to take
Wed, Aug 22, 2018
Sitting tight is often the most important decision to make in financial markets. When your NAV is down purely due to temporary corrections, or due to minor bouts of selling, you need to do nothing. It is important that you do not start creating strategies where none is required. There is always an element of market volatility that you must invariably provide for.
Mutual Fund strategy: Should you invest in sector and thematic funds?
Mon, Aug 20, 2018
Mutual funds have expanded the investment universe of investors over the years. Not only can investors diversify their portfolios by investing in different asset classes, but they can also get the best from each asset class through a variety of funds.
Over last 5 years, retail investors have been opting for financial assets over physical assets
Mon, Jul 30, 2018
Over the last two decades, the mutual fund industry, too, was on a learning curve through many lessons learnt the hard way with the bust of IT boom in 2000, infrastructure bubble in 2008 and the recent mid & small-cap boom in 2017. Further, a robust regulatory framework and supervision has kept the investor interest protected, at all times, thereby making it one of the most transparent investment products available for the retail investors.
With mutual funds houses getting listed, investors can buy their stock, invest in schemes, or both
Mon, Jul 30, 2018
The MF industry has a huge scope for expansion as the industry assets still constitute 10% of its GDP, whereas the global average of MF/GDP ratio stands at around 55%. Undoubtedly, direct investment in AMC stocks holds good potential.
How to become rich in stock market? Create a thematic portfolio
Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Brokerage firms have launched online thematic stock portfolios that let you focus on specific ideas, and control your exposure to high-conviction bets. DNA Money spoke to industry experts to help you understand the pros and cons, and things to consider before you sign-up.
Mutual funds hit by global trade war fears, rising interest rates
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Domestically, the progress of the monsoon will affect equity markets, as will the earnings of corporate India. “A disappointment in earnings announcements will lead to a de-rating of stocks,” noted Raichura. Hence, fund managers will be keeping a close eye on the ongoing earning season to base their investment strategy for the next couple of months.
Invest in mutual funds? Things set to get much better soon
Fri, Jul 20, 2018
To increase the institutional participation in the commodity segment, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday said it will soon finalise the guidelines to allow mutual funds (MFs) to invest in commodity derivatives segment.
Mutual funds: Should you create a large-cap index fund portfolio?
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
In May 2018, the total assets in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) crossed $ 5 trillion in the global market. Indian ETF markets are also growing significantly. However, in Indian markets, as active is a well-established strategy and passive is slowly getting a foothold, a combination of the two via core satellite can allow both strategies to be at play.
Mutual fund industry records Rs 22.86 lakh crore AUM; retail investors appetite rises
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
On yearly basis, the mutual industry AUM witnessed growth of 20.57%.
Have fraud hit Gitanjali Gems in portfolio? This is what to do when MFs make investing mistakes
Wed, Jul 04, 2018
Even an army of analysts and experts at asset management firms could not detect creative accounting at some companies. There have also been instances where fund-houses have made questionable investments into group firms with money that actually belonged to investors. DNA Money talked to experts to find out what investors should do when MFs make investing mistakes.
How to become rich in India: All you need is Rs 4,000 to turn into a crorepati
Thu, Jun 07, 2018
Ashish Sharma, a 32-year old viewer of Zee Business, earns Rs 37,000 per month and is working methodically to become rich. He is already running systemic investment plans (SIPs) worth Rs 8000 and is well on his way to becoming a crorepati.
Mutual fund investment: BOI Axa arbitrage fund launched
Thu, May 31, 2018
An arbitrage fund follows the strategy of taking advantage of the price differential of the stock between the ‘Cash market’ and the ‘Futures Market’. The fund manager simultaneously buys shares in the cash market and sells it in futures or derivatives market.
Mutual funds investment tips: Don't get caught in the churn at the top; this is what you must do
Tue, May 29, 2018
There have so far been over two dozen ownership changes in India’s mutual fund companies. Recently, DSP Group has announced its plan to buy BlackRock’s stake in their JV, DSP BlackRock MF. After KBC Asset Management left Union AMC, Dai-ichi Life has bought 40% stake in Union AMC.
Mutual funds provide relief as mid-, small-cap stocks plunge
Mon, May 28, 2018
As investors scurry for cover amid the plunge in mid and small-cap stocks, mutual fund portfolios are truly providing refuge to the existing bleak scenario. Perched atop 52-week highs even a few days ago, as many as 366 stocks have shed more than 30% from such highs.
Investors rush to mutual funds; over 8 lakh folios added in a month
Sun, May 20, 2018
Showing a growing inclination for mutual funds among investors, the number of folios has grown by over 8 lakh in just one month to reach an all time high of 7.22 crore at the end of April 2018. This follows an addition of 1.6 crore investors account in entire 2017-18, over 67 lakh folios in 2016-17 and 59 lakh in 2015-16
Equity MFs log Rs 12,400 cr inflow in Apr, push AUM to Rs 8 lakh cr
Sun, May 13, 2018
This is much higher than over Rs 6,650 crore inflow seen in such schemes in March, according to the data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).
How to make extra income while working full time even without a pay hike
Wed, May 09, 2018
Who doesn't want to earn extra money? But with a full-time job at hand, taking time out for extra income is not easy. And if you are not getting any pay hikes, the financial problems get worse. This is why passive income is the way to go.
Have you invested in mutual funds yet? Here is what will make you rush to do so
Tue, May 08, 2018
Systematic investment plans (SIP) have also given the investors a choice as well as flexibility of investing periodically or in lump sum as per their preference, Harsh Jain, COO at Groww told PTI. Groww is an online platform which sells financial products including mutual funds.
How to switch, exit mutual fund schemes: Experts explain
Tue, May 01, 2018
Asset managers are responding by changing the fundamental attributes of existing schemes, or by merging them to realign their funds to match the Sebi specified mandates. Hence, there is a good chance that a typical pure equity, debt or hybrid fund that you bought a year ago may be evolving into something completely different. Should you exit a fund that has changed, or stay put? DNA Money spoke with experts to get the answers.