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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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India Budget FY24 – Balanced with Focus on Capex & Fiscal Consolidation

Arun Kumar

Key Highlights 1. Continuing on the path of Fiscal Consolidation   Projected fiscal deficit at 5.9% of GDP for FY24 – in line with the fiscal consolidation glide path – to…Continue Reading

How to invest in Indian Large Caps – Active or Passive?

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The large-cap active vs passive debate… What was our earlier view on Active Large Cap Funds (in Dec-19)? (Blog Link) High odds of Active Large Cap funds outperforming their Benchmark…Continue Reading

Equity SIPs have delivered good returns over the long term, but why do most of us give up midway?

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Equity SIPs historically have delivered good returns over a 7-10 year time frames But despite that most of us give up on our Equity SIPs midway Why does this happen?…Continue Reading

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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