Nifty 50 returns
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Q&A: Should I alter asset allocation based on the Nifty PE ratio?

The Nifty PE ratios are an indicator of market valuations. And we have seen that crashes have happened when the Nifty PE is at 27-28 times, and that investing when Nifty PE is below average results in stronger long-term return. If this is the case, can I use the Nifty PE levels to decide asset allocation levels to book profit at the right times?

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Q&A: Is investing in the Nifty 50 and the Nifty Next 50 the same as the Nifty 100?

If someone wants to allocate equal amounts to a Nifty 50 index fund and a Nifty Next 50 index fund, then is it better to allocate that amount to a single Nifty 100 index fund? This was a query we received from a subscriber, and one we thought would be interesting for you to know as well. After all, the Nifty 50 and the Nifty Next 50 anyway add up to the Nifty 100 so wouldn’t it amount to the investing in same thing?

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quant fund
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Review: DSP Quant fund

Active funds or index funds is a call that continues to remain elusive in the Indian context. While that debate goes on, there is another emerging class of funds – not too active not fully passive. They are quant funds.

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large-cap funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Why we’re avoiding some of the iconic large-cap funds

A recent query we received from a customer concerned Aditya Birla Sun Life Frontline Equity. Our MF Review tool throws up a sell on this fund. The questions raised were: Why, since it was a fund that had been delivering returns and was considered among the best funds and was highly rated.

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Recommendations
Bhavana Acharya

Kotak Standard Multi-cap fund: A Prime Review

When there is uncertainty writ all around, you cannot be taking sides. You need an option that can navigate across markets, that’s steady in strategy, and that is large-cap based. Kotak Standard Multicap fits all three. This multicap fund is part of our Prime Funds recommendation list. Kotak Standard Multicap suits any investor with a timeframe of 4 years and above. Here’s why the fund makes a good investment.

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Balance 
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

How PrimeInvestor identifies risk in debt funds

Many of you ask us about VRO Ratings or Morningstar ratings and why our ratings differs. We wish to take this event as an illustration to explain why our approach is different and why we are much more than a rating tool or an article publishing site.

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equity fund
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: Canara Robeco Flexi Cap fund

When uncertainty is the name of the game today, investing in an equity fund may not be at the top of your to-do list. But for long-term investors, markets like these offer good buying opportunities. For such investors, a multi-cap fund that uses a core of large-cap stocks and adds returns by selectively picking mid-cap and small-cap stocks will serve well.

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