Franklin India debt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Franklin fallout: Risks in debt funds from other AMCs

The winding up of Franklin Templeton’s debt schemes has proved how credit risk and liquidity risk can be a lethal combination. While the funds’ closures are an extreme event, this may be a good opportunity for you to take a relook at your portfolio – without panic, that is.

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2019 - year in debt funds
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

How did debt funds perform in 2019?

After a dramatic comeback, gilt and dynamic bond funds swiftly lost the peak return they made post July 2019. Credit risk funds drew a blank

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Reality vs expectations 
Mutual funds & ETFs
Vidya Bala

What returns should you expect from your debt funds?

The last two years of turmoil in the debt fund space may have left you wondering what returns to expect from debt funds. Will debt funds beat FD? Or would their returns hover somewhere around their yield (yield to maturity) as promised by some? Are double-digit returns possible in debt? Use this analysis to set more realistic expectations from debt funds instead of a vague 8% or 9% return you may have in mind.

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