Markets
R Balakrishnan

The many roads to mis-governance

Many investors think of corporate governance as an esoteric concept that is good to have. But if is a little dodgy, they think it can be safely ignored, as it doesn’t affect them directly. They couldn’t be more mistaken.

Having discussed the origins of the concept of corporate governance, here are some key ways in which mis-governance at companies you own shares in can directly impact your returns.

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GME
General
Srikanth Meenakshi

GME and Investors in India

Are Indian investors starting to buy into the GME hype? How risky is it, and what could happen with this company’s stock? The background story and how it is playing it currently.

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General
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Budget 2021 – What’s in it for you?

Fiscal spending and debt funding appear to be the primary gears that Budget 2021 plans to use in full throttle – in the hope of reviving the economy.
The big picture first. Fiscal deficit at 9.5% of GDP for FY-21 will not ease any time soon. It will take a slow path to reducing to 4.5% by FY-26. What does this mean? The thus-far fiscally-prudent government has decided it is necessary to spend to spur growth, with a slow glide path to fiscal prudence. And the stock markets love this!

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stock portfolio
Stocks
Aarati Krishnan

How to build a stock portfolio

With our equity product Prime Stocks going live a couple of weeks ago, seasoned stock investors among our subscribers have begun sifting through our recommended list of Buys and stocks on our Watchlist.
But we’re also seeing questions pouring in from folks who are new to the concept of owning stocks directly and have owned only mutual funds or other kinds of investments so far.
If you’re new to stock investing or aren’t quite sure how our stock recommendations fit into your investment plans, we hope this article on constructing an equity portfolio will help you.

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Stocks
PrimeInvestor Research Team

The PrimeInvestor approach to stock recommendations

Through Prime Stocks, our stock recommendation and research service, our aim is to make direct equity investing easier for you, by identifying a few portfolio holdings that can be long-term wealth creators.

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Prime stocks
Stocks
Srikanth Meenakshi

Launching Prime Stocks

We are delighted to announce the launch of Prime Stocks – our list of recommended stock picks that investors can use to build an equity portfolio and augment their investment returns.

This offering will complement our core investment recommendations across mutual funds, ETFs, and deposits.

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Floating interest
General
Vidya Bala

Prime Recommendation: A low-risk debt fund for any time frame

Can a low-risk debt fund with an average duration of around just 1.2 years deliver an average 3-year return (rolling 3 year returns since inception in March 2009) of 8.7%? And what if the worst ever 3-year returns of this fund was 7%? This is not the performance of a high-quality accrual fund or a …

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Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Data Crunch: Can companies sustain Covid-era profitability?

A 7% decline in revenue but a 17% jump in profits is not an earnings scenario that you see often. We are talking of the September quarter numbers over a year ago for a universe of 1,122 companies. But then, abnormal times throw up abnormal results. How did India Inc achieve these profitability numbers and are they here to stay?

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

‘Best’ SIP funds and ‘best’ lumpsum funds

Which are the best SIP funds? I want to invest lumpsum, which fund should I go for? Are your Prime Portfolios for SIP or lumpsum investing? These are some of the questions we see from you and in discussion forums online. Here’s the answer.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

SIP or lumpsum when switching from one fund to another?

When you decide to switch funds because your scheme is doing poorly, the dominant question in your mind is this: should I do a lumpsum switch or use SIP? What if you reinvest your money at one go, and there’s a correction? Since it’s a new investment in a new fund, shouldn’t you stagger your investments to avoid poor market timing? If you stagger the reinvestment, wouldn’t you be getting an additional rupee cost averaging benefit?

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