Our quarterly review and changes end with the review of the 18 unique portfolios we have for 35 different needs. We had already changed some of the portfolios that had fixed deposits in late March/early April when deposit rates underwent changes and when we completed the Prime Deposits review.
We have made our quarterly review and changes to our list of recommended ETFs – Prime ETFs. Before we move to the changes, a brief note on how we pick our ETFs. We start with comparing indices on which ETFs are built. We look at them from their ability to consistently deliver, contain downsides and beat peers and even active funds.
Our MF Review Tool is a recommendation tool providing our view on funds. That is – whether a fund is a buy or hold or sell. We do a quarterly review of these views or change them as appropriate. Our first quarterly review is complete and at the end of this report we have highlighted some of the interesting and important changes.
We are starting a new series of posts today. We plan to take REAL questions from customers and publish the question and our answer to it here for everyone’s benefit. We will choose only such questions where the answer would have a wide applicability. Nevertheless, please note that not every question and answer may apply to your specific situation. Caveat Emptor.
Prime Funds is our recommended list of funds across equity, hybrid, and debt categories. We draw up this list with Prime Ratings as a base, adding more quantitative and qualitative factors on top of it. We review this list on a quarterly basis to ensure that recommendations remain only in quality funds
Warren Buffett never fails to recommend it and 90% of US fund managers struggle to beat it. If you’re wondering what this miracle investment is, it’s the US S&P 500 index. Indian investors will soon have the opportunity to buy this US benchmark locally with Motilal Oswal AMC launching an open-end index fund replicating it.
Our quarterly mutual fund ratings review (for the quarter ended March 2020) has been completed. We have published the new ratings in the Prime Ratings page. In this article, we highlight some of the noteworthy changes and the reasons for the same.
Given rate adjustments by other banks and NBFCs recently, a significant rate cut may soon be in the offing in this deposit as well. Investors and seniors looking for deposit options should lock into this FD before rates are revised.
When you look at picking stocks, the future prospects of the stock, its valuation and fundamentals must play a large role. But in times such as the present crisis, none of these is complete without looking at the market correction itself. So, let’s take stock of where the correction stands and how it compares with the last rally seen.
When uncertainty is the name of the game today, investing in an equity fund may not be at the top of your to-do list. But for long-term investors, markets like these offer good buying opportunities. For such investors, a multi-cap fund that uses a core of large-cap stocks and adds returns by selectively picking mid-cap and small-cap stocks will serve well.