India’s credit growth remains in single digits even as the economy is recovering from the pandemic. This poor credit growth comes on the back of prime borrowers migrating to bond markets and retail depositors and borrowers finding fintech alternatives attractive. These are but some indicators that India’s universal banks are set to face considerable disruption going forward.
A recent ET Wealth study done jointly with us, had many of our distributor and advisor friends lash out at us on social media. The same happened some months ago when we took a firm call on Franklin funds. We thought we should not react but since this appears to be repeating, we decided to ‘respond’.
“When facts change, it is best to change your mind.” It is not clear if this pragmatic statement was made by John Maynard Keynes or Winston Churchill. But it definitely applies to the world of investing where one needs to scout for the best opportunities after factoring in constantly changing asset prices, interest rates, macroeconomic conditions and regulations.
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.
This is the next update in our series on the outlook for the Nifty 50. Can there be a correction in the Nifty 50? You can read the most recent update on the Nifty 50 here. In that update, it was mentioned that the outlook for Nifty 50 was positive, and the expectation was a rise to targets at 16,695 & 17,156.
If not the fund, should you invest in the fund house? The Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC IPO is open now, through which the AMC’s sponsors Aditya Birla Capital and Sun Life AMC will offload stake.
None of these four books are particularly ‘PrimeInvestor’ topic – relating to personal finance or FinTech. Nevertheless, I thought I’ll share my thoughts on these books – 4 of them – in a brief note. Some of these books are quite popular, and all of them are worth your time, if the topic interests you.
If you screen for this stock under the capital goods sector in any screener, chances are that you will miss it. Because it is not your regular capital goods company. Some databases classify it under ‘consumer durables’, while others called it a ‘computer and electronic manufacturer’. This company is none of these entirely but still some of these. But this outlier stock is a worthy one in the capital goods space. Here’s why.
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.