Prime Fund Recommendation: A fund for the opportunist in you
Recommendations
Vidya Bala

Prime Fund Recommendation: A fund for the opportunist in you

Some funds have a clear fundamental strategy that shows in their portfolio construct. When that strategy pays off, they deliver. But many good-to-hear strategies have failed for many mutual funds in recent years. This is partly due to fast-shuffling sector preferences in the market and partly due to high stock weights in the index that funds struggle to replicate. As a result, you see them underperforming key indices. 

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duplication in debt funds
Strategies
Vidya Bala

How to avoid duplication in debt funds

As a result of having many categories, many of you end up having duplication in debt funds in your portfolio inadvertently – by believing that spreading across different categories, you’re diversifying. However, funds that may be in different categories but not necessarily doing anything different for your portfolio. 

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A privately placed bond with attractive risk-return pay off
Bonds & Deposits
Vidya Bala

Prime Bonds: A privately placed bond with attractive risk-return pay off

Last week, we announced the beginning of our coverage of privately placed bonds. Today, we’re issuing the first of such calls. The private issuance of this unlisted bond was done on March 4, 2022 and it is now available as a secondary sale of privately placed bonds. Our report and recommendation here is on this secondary sale.

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debt investment options
Bonds & Deposits
Vidya Bala

How to choose & use your debt investment options

We have received questions on how to use & choose debt investment options. These questions assume importance in the present changing rate scenario and we thought we should address those questions.

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DSP Global Innovation Fund of Fund
Categories
Vidya Bala

NFO Review: DSP Global Innovation Fund of Fund

It is at this juncture, that DSP AMC has chosen to launch an NFO – the DSP Global Innovation Fund of Fund. And we think this NFO is trying to partly answer the above questions you have.

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ETF NFOs
Categories
Vidya Bala

ETF NFOs – which ones to invest in

It’s raining ETF NFOs, and how! In the five years between 2015-19 you had about 50 new ETFs (excluding gold). In less than half that 5-year period – i.e., between 2020 and now – you have close to 50 ETFs launched!

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Prime MF Screener
General
Vidya Bala

Prime MF Screener – your own research tool to screen mutual funds

Introducing Prime MF Screener (beta now) – a research screener that empowers you like no other MF retail research tool in India. Prime MF Screener is a research tool that will help you screen mutual funds using key performance parameters as well as portfolio parameters. The end objective can be to either choose funds for investing, to make decisions on exiting or simply review performance and quality of your funds vis-à-vis peers/benchmark. 

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How to invest in debt funds
Categories
Vidya Bala

Prime Strategy: How to invest in debt funds now?

Prime Strategy: How to invest in debt funds now?
If you had invested in an ultra-short debt fund like Axis Treasury Advantage 3 years ago, your returns would be 7.3% CAGR now. Not bad at all by today’s standards, right? If you invested in the same fund 2 years ago in November 2019, your returns would be 6% – still not terrible. But what if you had invested in this fund just a year ago?

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PB Fintech, Policybazaar, paisabazaar
Categories
Vidya Bala

IPO review: PB Fintech (Policybazaar) – Should you invest?

At a time when the revenue models for many fintech startups are ambiguous, PB Fintech –  the company that houses Policybazaar and Paisabazaar – stands out. It has a clear revenue model driven by scalability that will likely pave the path to profits!

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passive debt funds
Categories
Vidya Bala

Passive debt funds and how to choose them

What are your options today in the passive debt funds space? Are there options across time frames and will it meet all your needs like active debt funds do? This article will take you through this space and gives you pointers on how to make your choices in this segment.

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