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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar, Head of Research at FundsIndia, has over 8 years of experience in the Indian wealth management industry. His expertise includes building investment solutions, implementing dynamic asset allocation models, mutual fund research etc.

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Is it possible to distinguish good underperformance from bad underperformance in equity funds?

Arun Kumar

All actively managed good funds go through temporary periods of underperformance. In most cases, this temporary underperformance phase is followed by a phase of outperformance that adequately overcompensates for the…Continue Reading

What goes wrong when you exit equities hoping to reenter later at lower levels?

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. Indian equity markets have declined in the last few months led by several concerns – high inflation across the world,…Continue Reading

Playbook for Navigating Equity Market Declines

Arun Kumar

Several problems… High Inflation across the world… Central Banks increasing interest rates and tightening liquidity… Russia-Ukraine Crisis… High Crude Oil Prices… China Lockdowns and Supply Chain Constraints… High FII outflows…Continue Reading

Statutory Warning: Market Crash Predictions are Injurious to Your Portfolio

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. A young Captain fell into a well by mistake. His soldiers who saw this immediately came to his rescue. They…Continue Reading

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: What should you do?

Arun Kumar

What happened? Why has the market declined? Here are some of the factors that have impacted the Indian markets recently Russia-Ukraine conflict Brent Oil has crossed 100 USD/Barrel – first…Continue Reading

A Counterintuitive Investing Lesson from A Prisoner of War

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. Jim Collins in his best-selling book ‘Good to Great’, shares an interesting counter-intuitive insight which he refers to as ‘The…Continue Reading

India Budget FY23: Pro-Growth Budget With Focus On Capital Expenditure

Arun Kumar

A budget focused on investment led growth with higher spending on capital expenditure and no major surprises or shocks.  Key Highlights 1. Significant Focus on Capex Higher than expected increase…Continue Reading

How To Check Your Portfolio’s Health In Seven Steps

Arun Kumar

As we look forward to an amazing year ahead, this can be a great time to revisit and reflect on your investment portfolio. Here is a simple 7 point checklist……Continue Reading

Are you carrying the baggage of past mistakes?

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. Two Buddhist monks, a senior and a junior, were travelling together. During their journey, they came across a river with…Continue Reading

Current Market Decline – Small Fall Or The Beginning Of A Big One?

Arun Kumar

What happened? Why has the market declined? Here are some of the factors that have impacted the Indian markets recently Concerns on Covid Virus Omicron Variant Rising Inflation in US…Continue Reading