Mutual Fund Buying Rules Changed – Same Day NAV Applicable
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) recently revised certain rules regarding the NAV applicability of your mutual fund investments. In a circular dated September 17, Sebi said that the same day net asset value (NAV) is applicable on your mutual fund investments only if your money reaches the fund house on the same […]
AMFI Mutual Fund Monthly Performance Report: August 2020
Net assets under management for equity-oriented schemes has risen by at least Rs 37,000 crores in August over last month, according to Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi). An increase in AUM could mean that equity mutual funds increased their investments in equities or the value of the assets held by such funds increased. […]
Top Stocks Bought and Sold By Mutual Funds in June 2020
Small cap and large cap stocks were the most bought categories by mutual funds in June. Mid cap stocks were the most sold stocks in June and more than 80% of the number of stocks sold were of Vodafone Idea. For more information about what mutual funds bought and sold in the month of June. […]
Franklin Templeton’s 6 Funds Get Back Rs 1,252.44 Cr. What does this mean for you?
Franklin India has received Rs 1,252.44 Cr from Vodafone as repayment. Some of Franklin India’s wound down funds will get this refund. In this blog post, we’ll see what this means for the investors of these funds. Which Funds are Involved in This? The funds that are being referred to in this case are: Franklin […]
Groww’s Fund Selection Criteria for Popular Funds Category
Greetings investors! While exploring the Groww app, you may have come across ‘popular funds’.The question is, why are certain funds shown in the list and others don’t make the cut? What are the selection criteria based on which the fund list is displayed? All this and more is covered in the blog ahead. Read on […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Asset Allocation: Everything You Must Know
Before you make any investment and start researching on which assets you can pick, there are three questions you need to address: how much risk can you take, how much returns are you expecting and how much time would you need the money back. These questions form the fulcrum of asset allocation. The textbook definition […]
How to Calculate Your Tax Liability in Debt Mutual Funds with Indexation?
Debt mutual funds are becoming the popular choice among investors looking for alternative low-risk options other than bank fixed deposits. The main advantage of these funds is the ability to make profits with the increase in the value of the investment: this phenomenon is also known as capital appreciation. Another main benefit of debt funds […]
SEBI Revises Mutual Fund Cut-off timings for a Temporary Period
Right on the heels of the revised trading hours’ notification by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revised the cut-off timing for Mutual Funds for a temporary period. The RBI’s notification had revised the trading hours for various markets on April 03, 2020. In view of […]
What is the NAV Applicable When You Buy Mutual Funds?
When we talk about investing in mutual funds, the term NAV gets mentioned frequently The Net Asset Value or NAV of a Mutual Fund is the price of a single unit of the mutual fund scheme. When you buy or sell mutual fund units, you have to do so at the applicable NAV. This is […]
What Should You Keep in Mind While Building an Investment Portfolio?
Deciding to start investing towards your goals is the first of many steps you need to take on your investment journey. What comes next, is building a robust investment portfolio that supports your financial objectives. Wondering where to start from? We’ve got you covered. Mentioned ahead are the important factors that you need to consider […]
Can Mutual Fund Investment Drop to Zero?
A thought that can give any investor a nightmare – what if I wake up and my investment reduces to zero! What will I do? What if it becomes negative? As an investor, I understand this concern. While I know that the possibility of either of this happening is infinitesimally small, the thought itself is […]
Should I Redeem My Funds Since the Markets are Down?
The pandemic has thrown the world out of balance. Economies are struggling and markets are crashing around the globe. Many investors are at the edge of their seats contemplating their next move. Should they redeem? Or, stay invested? Maybe, this is a good time to invest more? These are times that have no precedents. Most […]
How to Diversify in the Time of Market Volatility
While most investors have faced the brunt of volatility, those with well-diversified portfolios have managed to minimize their losses. Today, we will talk about investors who didn’t pay enough attention to diversification and have a skewed portfolio of market investments. With their funds stuck in the markets, is it too late for them to diversify […]
Is This the Right Time to Invest in Mutual Funds?
In 2020, will go down in history books as a year when a pandemic rattled markets across the globe. For many investors who have been around for more than a decade, this is a reminder of the 2008 economic crisis that had impacted the global markets too. With the pandemic claiming victims in almost all […]
SIP is a Powerful Tool Against Volatile Markets: Here’s Why
Entire world is in a frenzy over the spread of Covid-19. I was following the global spread of the virus and its economic impact since early January 2020. While the markets initially showed a lot of restraint, as the virus spread across countries, fear and panic took control and markets started crashing. I was hopeful […]
Markets are Down- Should I Sell Mutual Funds or Buy More?
These are difficult times. With Covid-19 spreading across the globe and markets crashing, people are scared about their health as well as investments. Knowing that investing in markets is subject to risks and experiencing a market crash are two separate things. During such times, thousands of questions can cloud your mind,” Should I sell my […]
7 Things to Do When Losing Money in Mutual Funds
When mutual fund investors seek higher returns, they invest in equity mutual funds. These are mutual funds that invest in the stock markets. Since they are market-linked, these funds get affected when the market goes down and this is why your mutual funds are going down in value too. Now many times when the markets […]
How to Invest in Direct Mutual Funds
If you have decided to invest in direct mutual funds over their regular plans, you have certainly made the right decision. Direct mutual funds since they were introduced by SEBI in 2013, have been gaining steady popularity over the years. With zero involvement from middlemen, direct funds ensure the amount you would have otherwise paid […]
5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Investing in Debt Funds
Debt funds are a category of mutual funds that invest a significant portion of your invested money into fixed-income bearing instruments such as debentures, government securities, corporate bonds, treasury bills and money market instruments. They try to optimize returns by diversifying across different types of securities ,fetching decent returns consequently. Debt mutual fund returns often […]
How to Choose Mutual Funds in India
Mutual fund selection can be done on several parameters like return expectation, risk tolerance, investment horizon, etc. on the investor’s part. The asset can be mapped across parameters like an expense ratio, past performance, fund manager experience, assets under management, etc. once you are through with your research, you will have a clear idea of […]