Changes to Prime Portfolios, our readymade portfolios
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PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review: Changes to Prime Portfolios, our readymade portfolios

Prime Portfolios are a set of 19 unique portfolios that meet over 30 different investor timeframes and needs. Prime Portfolios are listed under Ready-to-use-portfolios in the Recommendations menu dropdown. These portfolios primarily use mutual funds, but where there are better-suited products such as deposits or government schemes, the portfolios include those too.

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PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review – changes to Prime Funds, our fund recommendations

If there’s one trend that equity funds don’t seem to be shaking off soon, it is the performance divergence. Over the past few review cycles, we have been highlighting how up-and-coming funds have soared well past the earlier steady performers. Taking stock of the underperformers, the nature of market movements, and returns we have made some key changes to our equity funds in this review cycle. 

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PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review: changes to Prime Funds, our fund recommendations

When a small-cap fund served up 1-year returns in excess of 100% while another stayed far below at 77%, when a multi-asset allocation fund had less than 40% allocated to equity while another had nearly double that – you know fund managers differ a lot in their opinion about the market and the opportunities in …

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Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review – changes in Prime Funds, our mutual fund recommendations

If you have noticed the portfolios of dynamic asset allocation funds with a fundamental-only driven model, you will see them sporting net equity holdings of under 40% now. In a market where over 40% of the stocks have a price earnings ratio of over 50 times or no PE at all (i.e., the company is loss-making), dynamic asset allocation funds can draw little comfort in holding higher allocation to equity. 

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Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly review: Changes to Prime Portfolios

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.

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General
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly Review – What’s in and what’s out in Prime ETFs?

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.

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Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly Review: What’s in and what’s out in Prime Funds?

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

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Research Reports
PrimeInvestor Research Team

Quarterly Review: Gainers and losers in Prime Ratings

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.

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Bonds & Deposits
Aarati Krishnan

Quarterly review: What’s changing in Prime Deposits

These are extraordinary times for fixed income investors. Interest rates, after recent rate cuts by the MPC, are ruling at lows not seen in the last two decades. The repo rate of 4.4% today is even below levels seen during the global financial crisis. Keeping all this in mind, we have made significant changes to our curated list of deposits. Here are the three key sets of changes to the list and why we made them.

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