Axis ESG Equity Fund: Responsible Investing to Provide Green Shoots

In the year 2019 and the beginning of 2020, India experienced extreme weather conditions. There was a severe summer, delayed monsoon, cyclones in the nearby waterbodies that led to incessant rainfalls and inundations, smog and an extreme drop in winter temperatures. All of this points to drastic climatic change and global warming. The global warming…

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January 23, 2020 | by

AMFI Rolls Out Proposals to Make Mutual Funds More Investor Friendly

Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has floated proposals for the Union Budget FY2020-21. In its elaborate 17-point budget wish-list, AMFI has proposed measures which would take the Indian mutual fund industry to the next level of growth. N S Venkatesh, Chief Executive, AMFI, while speaking to media said, “AMFI’s suggestions have been in the…

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January 22, 2020 | by

2 New ETFs Enter the Pool of Passively Managed Funds

A bleak picture of the economy is seen from the rolled-out numbers as the eminent and persistent slowdown continues. Now what has been seen is that the markets, since the measures were announced, have performed well on account of several large caps posting good results, despite the muted consumption. Midcaps have corrected too; but small…

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January 18, 2020 | by

SBI Small Cap Fund: Sailing through Volatility

Crash in small cap space in the past couple of years has made mutual fund investors anxious. Many small cap funds generated poor returns after riding the bull phase of 2017. But investors have reason to cheer as the current low valuation in small cap space provides comfort for its future growth. Even though many…

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January 17, 2020 | by

HSBC Ultra Short Duration Fund: Will Address Short Term Needs?

Ever since the debt fund fiascos, investors have become cautious about where they put their hard-earned money. As many liquid funds posted steep losses as they were having exposure to the default companies. It made the investors aware that debt fund investment isn’t completely risk-free. While liquid funds were widely perceived to be a safe and better…

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January 16, 2020 | by

How Qasem Soleimani’s Killing Will Impact Gold Prices?

On January 3, 2020, Friday, Iran’s Major General, Qasem Soleimani’s killing [commanding officer of the elite unit of Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp] by a US drone airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport, stunned and shook the world. Under Soleimani’s leadership, Iran had bolstered Hezbollah in Lebanon and other pro-Iranian militant groups, expanded…

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January 14, 2020 | by