lumpsums in Motilal Oswal
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PrimeInvestor Research Team

No lumpsums in Motilal Oswal’s US index funds – what should you do?

Over the weekend, Motilal Oswal AMC has taken a couple of steps that affect investments in its US-based index funds. In this note, we explain what these steps are and how they affect your investments and our own recommendations.

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ETF NFOs
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Vidya Bala

ETF NFOs – which ones to invest in

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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Gilt vs debt mutual funds
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Aarati Krishnan

Gilt vs debt mutual funds: which one scores?

Gilt vs debt mutual funds: which one scores? Here we compare the direct g-sec option to the mutual fund route to tell you how and when direct g-secs can add value to your portfolio.

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when you should invest in NFOs
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

How and when you should invest in NFOs

How and when you should invest in NFOs

What’s different in this year’s NFO is the nature of the funds/ETFs up for grabs, many of which appear to make great diversifiers. We’ve covered a good many of these over the course of this year.

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How to invest in debt funds
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Vidya Bala

Prime Strategy: How to invest in debt funds now?

Prime Strategy: How to invest in debt funds now?
If you had invested in an ultra-short debt fund like Axis Treasury Advantage 3 years ago, your returns would be 7.3% CAGR now. Not bad at all by today’s standards, right? If you invested in the same fund 2 years ago in November 2019, your returns would be 6% – still not terrible. But what if you had invested in this fund just a year ago?

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de-risk your equity funds, de-risk
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Aarati Krishnan

5 ways to de-risk your equity funds, without cashing out

one good way to de-risk your equity fund portfolio from a market fall would be to switch from funds following a momentum style of investing to those following a value or contrarian style or funds with a value-oriented approach. Value funds typically buy fundamentally sound companies that trade at a discount to their intrinsic value in the markets.

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passive debt funds
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Vidya Bala

Passive debt funds and how to choose them

What are your options today in the passive debt funds space? Are there options across time frames and will it meet all your needs like active debt funds do? This article will take you through this space and gives you pointers on how to make your choices in this segment.

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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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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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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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systematic transfer plan, STP
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Systematic transfer plan (STP) – how to use it right!

When you have a large sum to invest in, you have been told, it is best to systematically transfer it using what is called the Systematic Transfer plan (STP). This does exactly what an SIP does, except that the money to be invested, in this case, does not lie in your savings bank account. It lies in a fund. Also, unlike a SIP, where you typically invest from your monthly savings, in STP you simply deploy the lumpsum that you already hold. So far, so good. But for how long should you run this STP? Which funds do you go for? And should you always use an STP when you have a lumpsum?

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which date is the best for SIPs
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Bipin Ramachandran

Which date of month is best for SIPs?

We received an overwhelming response to the SIP analysis we released last week (If you haven’t read it, please check out Daily, weekly, or monthly

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