Will Pharma and Healthcare Funds Improve the Health of Your Portfolio?

India reported its first COVID-19 case on January 30, 2020, in Kerala. Infections thereafter rose in many other states, and the Modi-led-NDA government eventually announced a nationwide lockdown. The effects of a lockdown were clearly visible on the economy. But the sector or theme that has benefited the most is Pharma and Healthcare. Since the March 23 low, the…

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October 21, 2020 | by

Will the Government’s Attempt to Boost Consumption Succeed?

In May 2020, when the government announced an Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package of over Rs 20 lakh crore— purportedly equal to 10% of GDP, many investors couldn’t trust what they heard. But in reality, the package was nothing more than 1% of GDP, a damp squib! The government allocated Rs 1 lakh crore to the agriculture sector for building…

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October 19, 2020 | by

SEBI Changes The Risk-O-Meter And Renames Dividend Option. Here’s All You Need to Know

When an investor deploys his/her hard-earned money in any mutual fund scheme, often three aspects are looked at: the scheme’s investment mandate; its investment objective; and the performance track record. But when the fund manager of the scheme does not stick to the investment mandate set out, not only does it potentially endangers the scheme’s investment…

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October 14, 2020 | by

SBI Launches Two New ETFs

The markets are largely like a rollercoaster with more downs, due to the global pandemic and there seems to be no respite soon enough. Since March, work from home has become new normal for many companies to survive the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, this is an opportunity for various firms to expand their horizons further. Thus,…

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October 12, 2020 | by

Axis Bluechip Fund: Soaring High in Uncertain Times

The equity market has recovered most of the losses since its lows of March. S&P BSE Sensex, the bellwether index, has now reclaimed 40,000 levels for the first time since February. Anticipation of better Q2 corporate earnings, improvement in business activities, US stimulus package hopes, among others have been the encouraging factors for the markets.…

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October 9, 2020 | by

Should You Bank on ITI Banking and PSU Debt Fund?

Recent events that occurred in debt markets have enabled the RBI to lower interest rates consecutively and retain the status quo as, “accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy”. The bond yields were most affected in the last three months, after the Reserve Bank…

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October 9, 2020 | by