At Rs 4,000 crore, the equity mutual fund outflows is not only higher than the previous month but also more than the October 2013 outflow of Rs 3,225 crore.
HDFC Top 100 was the largest fund in its category for a long time (and is still among the top 5 in its category in AUM). It has shown great mettle in its comeback stories time and again.
Today, for us, it serves a different purpose. HDFC Top 100 is a great candidate for a serious case study on the changing performance of mutual funds in India and what it means to you.
This is the question we’ve received from many of you. The straight answer to this is: gilt yields rose sharply in the past 1 month causing a drop in prices.
Thematic funds need timing, in entry and exit. They’re there to kick portfolio returns up a few notches. They’re useful in capitalising on pockets of opportunities. Now, what if there was a thematic fund that turned this on its head?
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.
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.
It appears to be ETF season now with many AMCs lining up or launching ETFs. ICICI Pru AMC’s new ETF launch aims to mirror the Nifty Alpha Low Vol 30 index. This multi-factor index combines the long-term benefits of containing downsides (through low volatility factor) along with higher returns (through high-alpha stocks).
You’re hooked on gold. The 54% 1-year gold returns leaves equity in the dust. There is a new sovereign gold bond issue that’s open now.
Our quarterly review and changes to our Prime Portfolios for the June quarter has some changes to accomodate better returning debt options