ESG Investing
Stocks
R Balakrishnan

ESG Investing – Should you go for it?

ESG Investing is investing in stocks that meet the three critieria of being environment-friendly, socially conscious, and have good governance. Is it time to consider ESG investing in India? R Balakrishnan explores.

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best nps fund manager
NPS
Aarati Krishnan

Who’s the best NPS fund manager?

Whenever we’ve written on the National Pension System (NPS), a query that’s popped up often is – who’s the best NPS fund manager? Apart from allowing subscribers to decide on their allocations between Equities (E), Corporate bonds (C ) and Government securities (G ), NPS asks you to choose from eight different Pension Fund Managers (PFMs) on its rolls.

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Mutual funds & ETFs
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Franklin India case – what you should do now

In line with the judgement delivered by the Karnataka High Court, the Supreme Court has directed the Franklin India AMC to seek unitholders’ approval to wind up the schemes. The future of the schemes in the Franklin India case depends on the vote. So what is the vote about, and how should you vote?

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time to buy gold
Gold
Aarati Krishnan

Is it time to buy gold?

Is it time to buy gold? Does the recent correction in gold prices provide an opportunity to accumulate? Aarati Krishnan analyses.

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burger king ipo
Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Burger King India IPO – Should you subscribe?

Burger King, ‘Home of the Whopper’, needs little introduction. , Burger King India holds the exclusive pan-India right to open and operate outlets under the global Burger King brand. The company is part of the growing quick service restaurant (QSR) industry in India. And despite being a relatively new entrant to this space – the …

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Floating interest
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

Prime Recommendation: A low-risk debt fund for any time frame

Can a low-risk debt fund with an average duration of around just 1.2 years deliver an average 3-year return (rolling 3 year returns since inception in March 2009) of 8.7%? And what if the worst ever 3-year returns of this fund was 7%? This is not the performance of a high-quality accrual fund or a …

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Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Data Crunch: Can companies sustain Covid-era profitability?

A 7% decline in revenue but a 17% jump in profits is not an earnings scenario that you see often. We are talking of the September quarter numbers over a year ago for a universe of 1,122 companies. But then, abnormal times throw up abnormal results. How did India Inc achieve these profitability numbers and are they here to stay?

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psu stocks
Stocks
R Balakrishnan

PSU stocks: Value or Value traps?

There are more than sixty Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), seventeen Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and around a dozen State owned undertakings, that are listed on the exchanges. A couple of days ago, some mutual fund managers raised a desperate shout to the government about the ‘non-performance’ of the shares in these undertakings.

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ration inflows
Mutual funds & ETFs
Aarati Krishnan

Should funds ration your investments?

As the stock indices defy gravity to soar past earlier highs, AMCs are back to using a time-tested ploy to manage their flows – rationing your investments.

Mirae Asset has just drastically slashed the monthly SIPs it will allow into its Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund from Rs 25000 to Rs 2500 from November 6. SIPs and STPs registered earlier will be allowed to continue, but new registrations will need to be capped at Rs 2500. The scheme had already put a stop to all lumpsum investments from October 2016 and capped its SIPs at Rs 25000 a month in November 2017. This is a rare instance of a large and mid-cap equity fund regulating inflows, but such rationing is a common practise with small-cap funds.

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flexi-cap
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

What the new flexi-cap fund category means to your funds

The new flexi-cap fund category recently announced by SEBI will mitigate the risk of many multi-cap funds being forced into buying to mid & small cap stocks. The definition of the flexi-cap category is quite open-ended now. The circular requires flexi cap funds to hold least 65% of their portfolio in equity and equity-related instruments to be flexi cap.

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