Baroda Banking and PSU Bond Fund: A Good Bet in Current Times?

Multiple events of rating downgrades and defaults in securities of debt mutual fund schemes in the recent past have made investors risk-averse. With most business operations affected due to the pandemic crisis, investors are pushed to seek safety for their investments. They have shunned credit-risk-oriented categories for categories that invest predominantly in high-rated and liquid…

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December 3, 2020 | by

HDFC Dividend Yield Fund: Will it Yield Steady Returns?

Dividend yield is a reliable indicator of a company’s valuation. A high dividend yielding stock represents good cash flows from business operations, supports higher return on equity, and the management’s commitment towards its shareholders. As a result of higher cash flows, dividend yielding stocks tend to be less volatile and hence, less risky. The current…

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December 2, 2020 | by

Mirae Asset Large Cap Fund: Participating in High Quality Businesses

When the equity markets was expected to go through a prolonged bear phase amid the pandemic’s impact on the economy, investors witnessed a dramatic turnaround as the markets reached all-time highs. The steady rise in equity market has been backed by vaccine hopes, improvement in consumer sentiments, government stimulus, among other factors. Market movement is…

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November 27, 2020 | by

ICICI Pru Quant Fund: Will the Technology Driven Approach Work in its Favour?

Behavioural bias such as confirmation bias, optimism bias, loss-aversion bias, and recency bias can affect investment decisions. Due to these biases, investors often deviate from rational decisions. A Rule-based investing sets aside assumptions, sentiments, intuitions, and impulses to avoid pitfalls of behavioural bias as well as minimize ‘Greed’ and ‘Fear’. Quant Fund is a fund…

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November 26, 2020 | by

Are Your Equity Mutual Fund Schemes Underperforming Despite Markets Hitting an All-Time High?

The dramatic market recovery from the March lows is a pleasant surprise for all investors, including the seasoned institutional investors. The Nifty 500 — an index which represents approximately 95% of the free-float market capitalization of Indian markets — has generated 70.3% returns since its March lows. Graph: Going up from strength to strength Data as…

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November 25, 2020 | by

Kotak ESG Opportunities Fund: Aiming for Sustainable Profitability

Do good and good will come to you’ This quote aptly captures the essence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. A company that is responsible towards its environmental, social and governance footprint can be expected to grow sustainably. Nowadays citizens are growing more aware about their responsibility towards environment and society. It is likely…

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November 24, 2020 | by