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How Debt Funds Bluff Regulations and What SEBI Can Do To Fix It

We wrote about the Franklin saga in debt funds (Read post) where six of their funds have been shut down since. The problem was: There have been a lot of ...
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Podcast #21: The amazing rise of passive and what you need to do about it

  “When you talk about bubbles, right from the Tulip mania (1637) to the housing bubble (2006-07), all of these bubbles were fueled by greed. But ...
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How To Buy A Mutual Fund (Ep-14)

  “Mutual funds Sahi hai doesn’t means equity mutual fund sahi hai… In the last 10 years, an SIP in a liquid fund has given exactly as much ...
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The Simple Point Is: Debt Funds Have Risk.

SEBI has been pretty laid back when it came to Mutual Funds. Suddenly, it’s woken up and has been strongly pro-active in recent times. From ensuring that ...
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DSP Quant Fund NFO – Is it Worth Investing?

Factor Investing – a word that is not heard as much in the world of investing even though we all speak of factors when we talk about buying stocks based ...
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More Companies That Could Follow Zee, With Promoters Having Pledged Shares to Sell Bonds

You’ve got a bunch of mutual funds that were supposed to be “debt” – meaning, they are like fixed deposits. Except, some of these funds ...
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The FMP Saga: What’s with Fixed Maturity Plans (FMP) Losing Money?

(Warning: Long post.) News floods the investment landscape about something strange in the land of debt funds. It turns out that: a) Kotak Mutual Fund has an ...
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Mutual Fund Commissions: 8500 Crores in FY-2018 as Incentives.

Every year, the Association of Mutual Funds in India releases the “Consolidated data on Commission and Expenses paid to Distributors during the previous ...
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What Hurts If Arb Funds Unwind? The Budget Impact, Part 2

In our Previous post, we took a look at the impact of the changes in Tax on Balanced funds. This time, we look at a more dangerous player - Arbitrage funds. ...
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The Budget Hits Mutual Funds, Part 1: Balanced Funds

This is a two part series on the impact of the new taxes on mutual funds, and how they will hit the investment dynamic.  Balanced funds invest in stocks and ...
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