prime views
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Views: Why you should avoid this fund category

Inconsistent performance among funds in this category makes it hard to pick a quality one. Increasing credit calls by these funds changes the risk-return profile. Better returns for the same to lower risk possible through other newer categories

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equity index
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: An equity index that challenges active funds across categories

Index funds are meant to track markets passively and not built to necessarily beat active funds. But if you had an Indian index that is able to beat comparable active funds with consistency, generates strong return, adds diversification to your portfolio and even substitute some categories of active funds, would you not consider it?

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budget tax change
Taxes
Vidya Bala

No DDT – the impact on your dividend income

The Budget proposal 10 days ago that gets rid of DDT changes things for you. You must now take stock of whether it makes sense for you to continue the dividend option in mutual funds and how else to plan for dividends from stocks.

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tax planning
Taxes
Aarati Krishnan

New tax regime – is it goodbye for section 80C investments?

One of the intriguing things about Indian Union Budget presentations is that tweaks to the tax laws that get just a half-a-minute mention in the budget speech often pack a big punch for taxpayers. This year, the move that fits this description is the Centre’s decision to offer a new friendlier tax regime .

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midcap fund
Recommendations
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A nimble mid-cap fund well-poised for this market

Over the past two weeks, we have been writing on the promise in the mid-cap and small-cap segment of the market and how the rally is starting to move beyond a handful of large stocks. While a quick recovery may be some way off, the steep 2-year correction in the mid-cap space offers good opportunities to begin accumulating mid-caps from a long-term perspective.

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A good budget for Mr Bond

While the Union Budget 2020 seems to have sorely disappointed stock markets which had built up hopes for everything from a Long-Term Capital Gains tax exemption to a magic pill for the economy, it seems to have given bond markets some reasons to cheer.

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