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  • 18 Mar 15
    02:45 AM
    Roughly one of every two rupees in mutual fund equity schemes was invested after December 2012. The average holding period for only around half of them is greater than two years, show data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).
    02:33 AM
    Internationally, analysts are becoming bullish on big gold mining companies. They feel the worst is behind, after a three-year downturn.
  • 17 Mar 15
    01:40 PM
    Warren Buffett once famously said “be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful&". Internationally, those who follow this principle are putting their bets on stocks of gold mining companies.
    02:33 AM
    International funds have been among the worst performing funds in the past year. Average category returns have been only about one per cent, lower than all other categories except gold funds.
  • 16 Mar 15
    03:47 AM
    A few weeks before the Union Budget, expectations were high that the retirement plans of mutual funds (MFs) would be made eligible for tax benefits under Section 80CCD of the Income Tax Act.
  • 09 Mar 15
    12:25 AM
    It is important to have a long-term investment horizon, as equities could be volatile in the short term but tend to outperform all asset classes over the longer term. Also, choose equity schemes according to your risk appetite.
  • 05 Mar 15
    03:49 AM
    Mutual fund (MF) schemes whose returns go up when interest rates fall are back in focus with the Reserve Bank of India cutting the prime lending rate by 25 basis points, to 7.5 per cent, on Wednesday.
  • 01 Mar 15
    10:28 PM
    Through the past year and a half, the equity market has been on a roll. It has boosted the returns of equity funds, with quite a few schemes gaining about 100 per cent.
  • 25 Feb 15
    10:04 PM
    Buoyed by the success of recent launches, mutual fund companies have applied for as many as 25 new fund offers (NFOs) with the markets regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
  • 22 Feb 15
    11:54 PM
    Small is not considered so beautiful by mutual fund investors. The country's top 10 MF houses still manage nearly 80 per cent of the sector's total of assets under management. The bottom 20 manage a mere three per cent.
  • 19 Feb 15
    10:50 PM
    Budget 2015-16 might sound the death knell for bonus or dividend stripping in mutual fund (MF) schemes. Such schemes are popular among rich investors, as these generate high returns by exploiting an anomaly in taxation.
    10:31 PM
    Investors in banking and financial services mutual funds (MFs) are a happy lot. With the category average returns at 85 per cent in the past year, these schemes have outperformed the benchmark Sensex and Nifty substantially.
  • 18 Feb 15
    01:57 AM
    Reliance Tax Saver Fund, launched in September 2005, has been in the top 30 percentile (CRISIL Fund Rank 1 and 2) of the CRISIL Mutual Fund Rankings for the past four quarters.
  • 11 Feb 15
    10:35 PM
    If your mutual fund scheme is sitting on 20 per cent cash, is it an underperformer? Not necessarily. ICICI Prudential Dynamic Plan has returned 37 per cent in 2014 against its benchmark – Nifty’s – return of 31 per cent.
  • 09 Feb 15
    12:50 AM
    It's a bit surprising when a financial advisor confesses he uses another advisor to invest in mutual funds (MFs). After all, he does know the subject well enough to take his own decisions and is advising clients as well.
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