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Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation – An ETF for uncertain markets

The Nifty 50 has rallied 16% in 1 year, the Nifty 50 PE is breaking past peaks, and you’re worried that this may be the end of the party and that you may miss further rallies if it isn’t the end. In uncertain markets like these, there’s a great option to both contain losses and generate returns.

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PFC bonds
Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Do PFC bonds make the cut? Which series to buy?

With bank deposit rates plumbing the depths, fixed income investors are hard-pressed to find investment options that can deliver better returns without big risks. Power Finance Corporation’s (PFC) retail offer of secured non-convertible debentures (NCDs) appears well-timed to capitalise on this need. But should you bite the bait? If yes, which of the 7 bond options is worth a look? An analysis.

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Prime stocks
Stocks
Srikanth Meenakshi

Launching Prime Stocks

We are delighted to announce the launch of Prime Stocks – our list of recommended stock picks that investors can use to build an equity portfolio and augment their investment returns.

This offering will complement our core investment recommendations across mutual funds, ETFs, and deposits.

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stock pick
Premium
Aarati Krishnan

Stock Recommendation: A defensive stock to weather upcoming volatility

Financial stocks are dicey bets to make when stock markets are expensive and there’s uncertainty over the economic outlook. But here’ an NBFC that is a good portfolio addition today, for investors seeking a defensive stock that can weather any upcoming volatility while delivering long-term wealth.

Premium article available only to subscribers.

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2021 nifty50 outlook
Markets
B Krishnakumar

What the charts predict for 2021

The year 2020 will go down as a historical one for the stock markets for more reasons than one. If COVID-19-triggered crash in March 2020 was dramatic, the subsequent rise was even more remarkable. If someone had predicted at end of March 2020 that the frontline stock indices would close at lifetime highs by December 2020, I am sure there would not have been too many takers for it.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Outlook 2021 – Equity

The Nifty 50 has rallied 84% (March 2020 lows to Dec-20) in just nine months and the rally has been driven mainly by a global

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Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Outlook 2021: Debt & Gold

Forecasting is a tricky business and 2020 showed how Black Swans flying at you out of nowhere can make you look foolish. But looking back at the debt outlook and strategy we recommended a year ago, we’re glad we erred on the side of caution.

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Prime Funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
PrimeInvestor Research Team

2020 – How our Prime Funds performed

For us here, at PrimeInvestor, it’s time to evaluate ourselves and see how we did and how our recommendations fared. And the primary yardstick we use to do so is to see how our Prime Funds performed, with respect to benchmarks and category averages.
In the stock market, even as the year closed out with gains, it is better classified as an abnormal year driven by liquidity. Such markets can be deceptive. It is best not to draw long-term lessons from this year! In the debt market, we saw policy rates crash below earlier floors. Returns soared for some categories, other funds fell to credit risks.

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HDFC Housing Opportunities fund
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Should you hold or exit HDFC Housing Opportunities Fund?

HDFC Housing Opportunities Fund, a closed ended thematic fund, launched in December 2017. It sought to invest in housing and all other allied sectors including financing as the sectors looked attractive then. The fund has a mandate to invest at least 80% in its primary theme and up to 20% outside its stated theme.

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Stocks
B Krishnakumar

Technical Outlook: Which sectors will outperform?

As the Nifty scales new highs, there are specific sectors that are outperforming the index. In a rally such as the present one, if you have a positive outlook on the broad markets, it makes sense to focus on these sectors than look for contrary picks.

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