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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State development loan SDL
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL – Should you invest?

Nippon India ETF Nifty CPSE Bond Plus SDL- 2024 Maturity is yet another unique target-maturity debt ETF like Bharat Bond. Is this a good time to invest in it?

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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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Fixed deposit
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Why bank fixed deposits can be high risk too

If you decide to park a portion of your deposit portfolio in riskier bank fixed deposit options after fully calculating the risks that can play out, that’s certainly a valid decision. But before you take that call, it is important to know how bank failures actually play out in India.

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investing internationally
General
Aarati Krishnan

Investing internationally – How important is it for investors in India?

These days, investors in India have an increasing number of options for investing internationally (global funds, feeder funds, overseas indices, and even direct stocks!). So, it’s not surprising that a lot of you are beginning to wonder if you need to add international exposure to your portfolio. Let’s see if it is necessary to diversify into international markets. And if yes, should it be through stocks or mutual funds.

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Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review – Changes in buy/ sell/ hold calls in our fund review tool

In the first of our series on quarterly review & updates, we are covering some of the key changes in our buy/hold/sell calls in our MF Review Tool. When you do so, please make sure you specifically choose the plan that you hold – direct or regular – as our calls may change in some cases between plans of the same fund.

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Expense ratio
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

MF direct plans vs regular plans – Expense ratios investigated

Which categories of funds have unusually high expense ratio? Should you avoid them – be it regular or direct? In which categories of funds is the TER difference between regular and direct too high? And are you better off staying with direct in such categories?

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Should you worry about AMC concentration in your portfolio?

When you have too much of your portfolio invested in fund(s) of a single AMC, you’re concentrated towards an AMC. So you might think. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. AMC concentration risk comes in only when the funds are of a similar type or when you have too much of your portfolio in a single fund.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
PrimeInvestor Research Team

SEBI’s new rule on market-caps in multi-cap funds – what it means for you

As per this new SEBI multicap rule, a multi-cap fund should allocate 25% each at the minimum to smallcap, midcap and largecap stocks. This is a sea change from the current scenario where multicap funds could have any allocation they wished to, based on their outlook on the market.

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