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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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Daedalus, the Legendary Craftsman from Greek Mythology, has Two Warnings for Investors

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. In Greek mythology, master craftsman Daedalus and his son Icarus, were imprisoned on an island by King Minos. To escape,…Continue Reading

Equity SIP Investors and the Three Points of Failure!

Arun Kumar

Let me start with a simple question.  Would you like to have a fit physique like say, Virat Kohli or Sindhu? Assuming you are not that rare fellow human being…Continue Reading

Humbled by the Markets

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It is inevitable that at some point in time during your investment journey you will hear this warning… The EXPERT who predicted the last market crash is predicting the next…Continue Reading

Large Cap Active Funds Underperforming Passive Funds. What Next?

Arun Kumar

A majority of active large cap funds (read as managed by fund managers) have underperformed their benchmark indices in the last few years.  This leads to the obvious question –…Continue Reading

Why Did The Chicken Wear Red Eyeglasses?

Arun Kumar

This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. In the early 1900s, chicken farmers had a major problem. Their chickens were killing each other! The chickens had a…Continue Reading

A Strategy That Pretends To Be Inferior But Ends Up Being Superior

Arun Kumar

We have always remained strong proponents of Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) in Equities.  Equity SIPs align comfortably with our salary cycle and help us in automating your monthly savings. Most…Continue Reading

The Elusive Search for Goat Number 3

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This article was originally published in LiveMint. Click here to read it. It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town near Toronto in Canada. Two school-going kids had a…Continue Reading

Is a Market Correction Coming?

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The number of Covid cases in recent times has been on the rise… Equity markets have become more volatile on concerns of the 2nd wave of Covid impacting India’s economic…Continue Reading

How to Deploy Lumpsum into Equities?

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The Dilemma! Generally there are a number of questions when deploying large sums of money into equities. Should you invest now or wait for a market correction? What if you…Continue Reading

Floating Rate Funds – Many a Slip Between the Cup and the Lip

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What’s happening? Most debt funds (especially the ones with higher duration) have seen a dip in returns over the last 2 months as yields have gone up sharply.  The increase…Continue Reading