Franklin India came out with a communication dt. May 14, 2020 to its investors, on its 6 debt schemes to be wound up. The communication, after apologizing to investors, had the following key points.
With the Finance Minister’s 5th economic package announcement being released even as we write this, the break-up for the Rs 20.97 lakh crore package is out. There can be many chapters to write about each of these packages and what they seek to achieve.
Over the course of the last 2 weeks, following the Franklin debt funds’ fallout, many of you (our subscribers) have written to us seeking answers to a number of questions on the debt funds you hold.
Franklin India AMC has announced that it is winding up 6 of its schemes – Franklin India Ultra Short Bond, Franklin India Short Term Income, Franklin India Dynamic Accrual, Franklin India Credit Risk, Franklin India Low Duration Fund and Franklin India Income Opportunities Fund. These are some of the most popular funds managed by the AMC.
When you look at picking stocks, the future prospects of the stock, its valuation and fundamentals must play a large role. But in times such as the present crisis, none of these is complete without looking at the market correction itself. So, let’s take stock of where the correction stands and how it compares with the last rally seen.
While you can still seek solace in small savings schemes, at this juncture select pockets of debt funds also offer opportunities for those with a minimum 2-3-year time frame. We have therefore crafted a portfolio of 3 funds for you to optimally take exposure to quality credit and gain from a rate fall.
In tough times such as this, it is hard to see your investment value dwindling. And when that happens to your debt funds, it is even harder. We’ve had quite a few queries on whether it is safe now to park money in liquid funds and very short duration funds and whether it should be withdrawn.
Do you remember the last time that the Nifty fell over 500 points on a single day? Wondering if it was in 2008? No, because it never did in absolute value terms. That’s what makes March 9, 2020’s Nifty fall so scary.
When an equity fund is founded on the philosophy of value investing, seeks to reduce volatility through limited hedging and provides international flavour where such opportunities are not available locally, we call it an all-in-one fund. The fund we are talking of also has an expense ratio lower than the equity category average, considering its relatively small AUM size.
What are the best practices for long-term investing? There is so much jargon and confusion about how to invest for goals like retirement and long-term wealth building. Vidya breaks it down into five simple principles.