debt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Which debt funds to hold now and other questions, answered

Debt funds are back to worrying many of you. Returns are dipping, there’s a lot of talk on yield movements both at home and in the US, there’s the question of where rates will head now. Over the course of the past several weeks, we have fielded several questions from you on what this means and what you should be doing with your debt funds.

We’ve written extensively on the developments in the debt space in different articles. But here’s answering the questions that appear to worry you the most.

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Nifty momentum 30
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Is the UTI Nifty 200 Momentum 30 index fund NFO worth it?

The Nifty Momentum 30 is drawn from the Nifty 200 index. Momentum as a strategy is designed to pick stocks that are on a return uptrend and gain from the continued upswing.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Should you invest in balanced advantage funds now?

If you watched any cricket in the past few days, you could not have missed the ad from a prominent fund house, extolling the virtues of (their) balanced advantage funds. Whether its AMCs, fund managers, media, or your neighbour, the advice is that the best way to manage current markets is to add a balanced advantage/dynamic asset allocation fund to your portfolio. Should you?

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation – An ETF for uncertain markets

The Nifty 50 has rallied 16% in 1 year, the Nifty 50 PE is breaking past peaks, and you’re worried that this may be the end of the party and that you may miss further rallies if it isn’t the end. In uncertain markets like these, there’s a great option to both contain losses and generate returns.

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Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Mrs. Bectors Food Specialties IPO – Should you invest?

The Mrs Bectors IPO, open now and closing on December 17th, has a price band of Rs 286-288, and seeks to raise up to Rs 540.54 crore. With broad-based revenues and strong regional brands, should you go for this IPO?

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burger king ipo
Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Burger King India IPO – Should you subscribe?

Burger King, ‘Home of the Whopper’, needs little introduction. , Burger King India holds the exclusive pan-India right to open and operate outlets under the global Burger King brand. The company is part of the growing quick service restaurant (QSR) industry in India. And despite being a relatively new entrant to this space – the …

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Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Data Crunch: Can companies sustain Covid-era profitability?

A 7% decline in revenue but a 17% jump in profits is not an earnings scenario that you see often. We are talking of the September quarter numbers over a year ago for a universe of 1,122 companies. But then, abnormal times throw up abnormal results. How did India Inc achieve these profitability numbers and are they here to stay?

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

PrimeInvestor Recommendation: A low-risk, low-tax option for short-term holdings

When you have a holding period that is less than 3 years, your options are limited. Because this short period gives very little room for risk, pure equity is out of the question. But in debt funds, though returns may be reasonable, taxation for a less than 3-year period cuts into return. Equity savings funds fit this gap.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

‘Best’ SIP funds and ‘best’ lumpsum funds

Which are the best SIP funds? I want to invest lumpsum, which fund should I go for? Are your Prime Portfolios for SIP or lumpsum investing? These are some of the questions we see from you and in discussion forums online. Here’s the answer.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

SIP or lumpsum when switching from one fund to another?

When you decide to switch funds because your scheme is doing poorly, the dominant question in your mind is this: should I do a lumpsum switch or use SIP? What if you reinvest your money at one go, and there’s a correction? Since it’s a new investment in a new fund, shouldn’t you stagger your investments to avoid poor market timing? If you stagger the reinvestment, wouldn’t you be getting an additional rupee cost averaging benefit?

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