Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A fund to move with the market

With the Sensex hurtling past the 60,000-mark and showing few signs of slowing down, you may be getting increasingly jittery about stock markets. If you’re wondering where in this market to invest and how to move with the market, then we have an option.

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sector funds
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Bhavana Acharya

How you should use sector funds

It’s fairly obvious that sector funds and thematic funds can offer a good avenue to boost returns. Another plus is that these funds give you some control over which sector to hold, based on where you think opportunities are – unlike other equity funds where sector allocations are based on fund manager views.

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changes in Prime Funds
Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review – changes in Prime Funds, our mutual fund recommendations

If you have noticed the portfolios of dynamic asset allocation funds with a fundamental-only driven model, you will see them sporting net equity holdings of under 40% now. In a market where over 40% of the stocks have a price earnings ratio of over 50 times or no PE at all (i.e., the company is loss-making), dynamic asset allocation funds can draw little comfort in holding higher allocation to equity. 

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SDL bond opportunity
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Aarati Krishnan

How to play the SDL bond opportunity?

How to play the SDL bond opportunity?
It’s not an easy life for fixed income investors looking to earn decent yields today. With RBI regularly mopping up government securities through its G-SAP programme and also reining in yields on new issues, the 10-year government security has been caught in a range of 5.8 to 6.3 per cent for the last one year, despite elevated inflation. 

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HDFC Developed World Indexes FOF
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Bhavana Acharya

NFO Review: HDFC Developed World Indexes FOF

This is the HDFC Developed World Indexes FOF, a fund that aims to track the MSCI World index. What’s this index, how does the fund plan to track it, and does it fit a portfolio? Let’s dig in.

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balanced advantage
Recommendations
Vidya Bala

Prime Recommendation: The best fund in the balanced advantage category

The balanced advantage category (called the balanced advantage/dynamic asset allocation category or BA/DAA) has received a lot of attention, after a whopping collection of Rs 12,000 crore by SBI Balanced Advantage during its recent NFO. This category is mostly seen as one that delivers equity returns with less risk or one that can be used as an income generation option – neither of which are quite right. In this report we get into detail about one of our already recommended funds in this space, while also explaining when and how to use a fund in this category.

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Mirae Asset S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and FOF
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Bhavana Acharya

NFO Review: Mirae Asset S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and FOF

Mirae Asset S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and FOF is a new NFO to hit the market, as part of this passive pipeline that will invest in the ETF. Does this index make for a good portfolio addition?

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regular and direct expense ratios
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Vidya Bala

Regular and Direct expense ratios – 3 ways to compare

When you compare the regular and direct expense ratios of mutual funds, how do you decide something is expensive or not? At PrimeInvestor, we have a new tool to help you make this comparison. But the tool alone can’t help you decide. This article will tell you how to use it effectively and what other factors should go into deciding your choice of plan.

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balanced advantage funds for SWPs
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Bhavana Acharya

Should you use balanced advantage funds for SWPs?

Balanced Advantage Funds for SWPs – Last week saw the NFO of SBI Balanced Advantage Fund close – and collect a whopping Rs 14,500 crore. That puts it in third place, in terms of size, in the balanced advantage/dynamic asset allocation category. A lot of the attraction here for investors, seeded by the distributors and the fund itself, centered around the scheme’s ability to offer monthly income.

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International funds
General
Vidya Bala

How to choose international funds

International funds could have significantly improved your portfolio returns in the last 5 years, with their superior performance. Most of your questions revolve around which markets to choose and whether you should diversify across markets. Here’s what your choices are and how you can narrow them.

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MF Review Tool, FAQ on MF Review Tool
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Q&A : Your questions on the MF Review Tool

Our MF Review Tool is among the most oft-used products on our platform. In this tool, we give you buy/sell/hold calls on funds, along with a reasoning for the call. Where we give sell calls, we also direct you to the section in Prime Funds that’s the closest comparable to the ‘sell’ fund. Now, all this is fairly straightforward.

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steel stocks, steel sector results, sector review, steel sector results review
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N V Chandrachoodamani

Steel Stocks – Hot and Shining!

For the first quarter of FY-22 listed steel stocks have generated profits that are already three-fourth that of the full year ending FY-21. The sector has thus stood out for its June quarter earnings, the 2nd wave of Covid lockdown and drop in consumption notwithstanding. Higher prices and export opportunities buttressed earnings despite a drop in domestic sales. 

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