Jeevan Akshay
Insurance
Aarati Krishnan

Prime Review: LIC Jeevan Akshay VII

LIC has launched Jeevan Akshay VII – the latest version of its popular immediate annuity plan. So should retirees looking for regular income go for it? Here’s an analysis of its pros and cons.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Should you run an SIP in debt funds?

SIPs have become a byword in mutual fund investing. The touted benefits are many, from avoiding market timing errors to averaging costs lower to investing small amounts. Does an SIP in debt funds also tick all these boxes?

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profit booking
Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Prime Strategies: Is it time for profit booking?

These are the worst of times for businesses. But the equity markets think otherwise. Dancing to a tune that only the stock market hears, the Nifty has clocked an all-time high PE. Should you rejoice or view this with caution?

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multi-asset allocation funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Should you invest in multi-asset allocation funds?

Whenever the returns of any category tops equity fund returns, investor interest in such a category goes up. It’s the turn of the multi-asset allocation funds now. And going by the number of queries we have received, we know many of you want to know whether to invest in this category.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Using MF returns data: the right ways

Among the many queries we get, one that features frequently is why we have one fund recommended when another is doing well, or whether you can move from one fund to another that’s doing better. And that’s a great way to look at fund returns because a fund that’s able to beat both market and peers is a good one to have.

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MF Returns data
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Using MF returns data: the wrong ways

There are several ways to look at MF returns data, and not all of them are correct. And investors – novice to seasoned – often make mistakes in this regard. Many a time, they look at wrong data or look at right data and draw wrong conclusions.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Arbitrage funds vs liquid funds – which one to invest in?

Arbitrage funds and liquid funds are very different products although their returns are quite comparable. The difference between the spot and futures market is largely a reflection of the short-term interest rate. The additional returns in arbitrage, if any, come from the mispriced opportunities. In the absence of volatility, a liquid fund may provide better returns.

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guaranteed returns
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

A guaranteed returns option to tackle low interest rates

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in its latest meeting has sent out mixed signals about the future direction of interest rates. Citing an uncertain inflation outlook, it called a pause to its repo rate cuts, holding the rate at 4 per cent. At the same time, it also promised to continue its ‘accommodative stance’ due to unprecedented Covid stress on the economy.

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