niche capital goods pick
Stocks
Vidya Bala

Stock update: Results analysis on our niche capital goods pick

In September last year, we had given a Buy call on a unique capital goods player that has delivered in a tough market, that has picked up newer opportunities and has the potential to grow well. With the March 2022 quarter results out, markets have reacted.

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Our response to your comments on our Axis fund call
Commentary
Vidya Bala

Our response to your comments on our Axis fund call

We upset a few of you with our call on some of the Axis funds last week 😊 Some of you commented on the blog and others raised tickets. We thought it would be better for us to respond through an article for the benefit of others as well. 

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Axis mutual funds; What should you do?
Commentary
Vidya Bala

What to do with your Axis mutual funds?

Axis Mutual Fund issued a public notice removing and replacing two of its fund managers, Viresh Joshi and Deepak Agarwal, from seven of its schemes — Banking, Technology, Consumption, and Nifty ETFs and Axis Value, Quant and Arbitrage Funds. This move was accompanied by speculation that the managers were suspended on front-running charges. Axis Mutual Fund hasn’t explicitly mentioned front-running charges, but it has confirmed that it has been investigating “potential irregularities” with the help of external advisors.

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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 use each debt fund category in your portfolio

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

PPF as part of debt portfolio & other FAQs

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

How to evaluate an ETF NFO

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

How to use Prime MF Screener

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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