MF investment strategy
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Views: What should you do with your investments now?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received several questions from you on performance of the funds you hold, and what the course of action should be. In both debt and equity, recent returns have given enough cause for worry. So we’re listing out various categories of investments you may holding which are seeing volatility, and what you should do about them.

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credit risk
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Data Crunch: Mutual fund holdings in bank perpetual bonds

Several mutual funds that held Yes Bank’s perpetual bonds had to mark a loss, and this is a loss that can’t be recovered, as things stand. In this scenario, we’ve had many questions over the quantum of fund exposure to AT1 bonds. So here are the numbers.

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conservative equity
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A low-risk option for the conservative equity investor

If you’ve got a 5-year-plus timeframe, equity is the way to go as we explained this week. And if you need money in the very near term, we’ve asked you to stay safe with fixed deposits, liquid funds, and ultra short-term funds. But what about the in-between timeframe? What are your options should you have a horizon of 2-3 years and want better returns that fixed deposits or low-risk debt funds?

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sbi cards ipo
Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

IPO review: SBI Cards and Payment Services

The initial public offer of SBI Cards and Payments is slated to be huge, aiming to mop up over Rs 10,000 crore. A subsidiary of State Bank of India, the company issues and runs SBI’s credit cards business. SBI Cards is the second largest credit card player in India after HDFC Bank.

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prime views
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Views: Why you should avoid this fund category

Inconsistent performance among funds in this category makes it hard to pick a quality one. Increasing credit calls by these funds changes the risk-return profile. Better returns for the same to lower risk possible through other newer categories

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equity index
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: An equity index that challenges active funds across categories

Index funds are meant to track markets passively and not built to necessarily beat active funds. But if you had an Indian index that is able to beat comparable active funds with consistency, generates strong return, adds diversification to your portfolio and even substitute some categories of active funds, would you not consider it?

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midcap fund
Recommendations
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A nimble mid-cap fund well-poised for this market

Over the past two weeks, we have been writing on the promise in the mid-cap and small-cap segment of the market and how the rally is starting to move beyond a handful of large stocks. While a quick recovery may be some way off, the steep 2-year correction in the mid-cap space offers good opportunities to begin accumulating mid-caps from a long-term perspective.

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Prime Ratings 
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Funds – our philosophy

Beyond what the numbers say, we look for: Clarity in fund strategy Consistency in performance across cycles Variety in the investing styles of funds we

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