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Premium: Making Money From The Stupidity of ETF Investors?

Sometimes you see a Rs. 100 note on the ground. And you wonder, is it real? If it was real, wouldn't someone else have picked it up? Or if I bend down to pick ...
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JP Morgan AMC Isolates Amtek Bonds Into A Side Pocket, Will Allow Redemptions of the Rest

JP Morgan, which has been in the news because if refuses to let people exit short term funds (currently has a gate of 1% per day), has now offered a ...

Bonus Stripping and the Impact of Arb Fund Unwinding on the Market

You gotta hand it to Manoj Nagpal (@nagpalmanoj). (He’s a great guy with excellent insights on mutual funds!) In a conversation on the impact of ...

Tax Arbitrage Using Arb-Funds To Be Removed?

Value research says it’s likely that in the budget, Arbitrage funds will be considered debt funds for the sake of tax. After the last budget (July 2014) ...

Equity Mutual Fund Inflows Till November At Highest In Over 8 Years

This year seems to have really kicked off for Mutual Funds. Especially Equity Mutual Funds, which have recorded a Rs. 86,816 cr. worth of inflows for the ...

Jaitley Removes Retrospectivity in Debt Mutual Funds, But FMPs Will Still See Tears

NDTV reports that the higher tax on debt mutual funds will apply only from July 10 onwards, and not “retrospectively”, from a statement given by Arun ...

No Easy Choices for AMCs as They Stop Issuing FMPs

There are no easy choices for Mutual Fund Asset Management Companies. After Budget 2014 raised the tax on debt mutual funds, they have pulled out Fixed ...

The Murder of the Debt Mutual Fund By Closing a Tax Loophole

  Invested in an FMP? Bought a Liquid Fund And Stuck around for a Year? Bought Debt Funds for the “Inflation Indexation”? You’re going to hate Arun ...

STT Gets Slashed, CTT Comes In

Securities Transaction Tax (STT) is something traders seemed to expect would go away (Read my last post about why I thought it would not be taken out), and it ...

Dividend Distribution Tax on Debt Mutual Funds Hiked to 25%

From 1 June 2013, any dividends paid out by debt mutual funds to individuals will have to deduct Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT) of 25%, regardless of the type ...