Here’s Why June Was a Let-Down for Mutual Funds

This year, while the epidemic wildfire continues to claim lives, we’ve witnessed the debt debacle and equity volatility combined with the global economic growth crisis and trade wars; a Pandora’s Box. In the recent AMFI data released, the Average Asset Under Management for the monthly shows a slight uptick, but on a quarterly basis it…

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July 14, 2020 | by

Should You Buy Gold at an All-Time High?

Gold is making a solid comeback, proving it’s still the most important asset to own in the portfolio. The price of gold reached an all-time high, despite the slump in physical gold demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gold indices have crossed Rs 48,000 per 10 gm to inch up towards Rs 50,000 because it’s an…

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July 6, 2020 | by

Should You Consider HSBC Focused Equity Fund Now?

HSBC Mutual Fund launches HSBC Focused Equity Fund (HFEF) an open-ended equity scheme that will invest in only 30 stocks across market cap. As per SEBI regulations, a focused fund is not allowed to hold more than 30 stocks and invest a minimum of 65% of its assets in equity and equity-related instruments, which exactly what…

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July 2, 2020 | by

Is It The Right Time to Invest in Banking Sector Funds?

Banking sector funds are a type of sectoral mutual fund that invests primarily in banking and financial service companies. Being a sectoral fund, it will invest 80% of its total assets in equity & equity related instruments of banks and financial instruments. The Indian banking system consists of 27 public sector banks, 26 private sector…

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June 29, 2020 | by

After Having Burnt Fingers Are Debt Fund Managers Turning Wise? Know here…

Debt funds predominantly invest in fixed income securities such as bonds, corporate debentures, Government securities, and money market instruments with the objective to provide steady and regular income. Debt mutual funds are less riskier funds than equity funds. Note that, less risk is not the same as “risk-free/safe…” Unfortunately, debt mutual funds were presumed to…

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June 20, 2020 | by

Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund’s Saga Continues

If you have been keeping a track and recall reading my colleague Ms Divya Grover’s articles on Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund’s decision of winding down six schemes and the all previous updates; which involves: SEBI issued an audit notice to Franklin Templeton to provide information regarding the dealings of the six wound-up schemes, SEBI hired the…

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June 11, 2020 | by

Is It the Right Time To Invest In Mirae Asset Arbitrage Fund

During the COVID-19 lockdown, individuals are losing patience — moving freely and not following the necessary social distancing. This lack of civic sense and maturity on their part is weakening our fight against the deadly contagion pathogen. The capital markets, as a result, also has witnessed intense volatility and bears are running lose. Certain sections of…

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June 5, 2020 | by