Bhavana Acharya

Bhavana Acharya was the Deputy Head of Mutual Fund Research at FundsIndia.

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SEBI's new categories, what's changing in Select Funds?

FundsIndia Views: SEBI’s new categories – what’s changing in Select Funds?

Bhavana Acharya

Over the past two weeks, we covered the changes taking place in equity and debt categories because of SEBI’s new categorization norms. We’ve discussed the impact of the changes, what’s…Continue Reading

Dynamic bond funds are shifting strategies

Bhavana Acharya

If there was one characteristic for the debt market last year, it was the suspense over interest rate direction and the consequent decisions of debt fund managers. More specifically, dynamic…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Views: SEBI’s new categories – what’s changing in your debt funds

Bhavana Acharya

Last week, we discussed changes in equity funds as AMCs get into full swing in redefining categories based on SEBI’s new rules. This week we’ll take up the changes involved…Continue Reading

HDFC Balanced is merging into another fund and will be called HDFC Hybrid Equity fund. What's in store for investors?

FundsIndia Views: HDFC Balanced is merging. Should you worry?

Bhavana Acharya

For investors in HDFC Balanced fund, last week dropped what seemed a bombshell. HDFC Balanced is merging into another fund. Is this worrisome? What changes in the fund? Should you…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: DSP BlackRock Credit Risk Fund

Bhavana Acharya

In its monetary policy last week, the Reserve Bank held policy rates, lowered inflation forecasts but still cited several risks to inflation. A couple of weeks prior, the government announced…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Reviews: Franklin India High Growth Companies

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Franklin India High Growth Companies (Franklin HG), an equity fund that invests across market capitalisations, was once among those that delivered outsized returns compared to peers and the market. In…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: UTI Treasury Advantage

Bhavana Acharya

Indications on the interest rate front point to rates being in the flat to rising zone. In such a scenario, debt funds with shorter maturities can deliver well over the…Continue Reading

Correcting markets are the best time to average using a SIP

Don’t stop your SIPs

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With markets falling since February, worry over further corrections may tempt you into stopping your SIPs. But this is not the time to stop SIPs. Why? For a SIP to…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends Mirae Asset India Equity - a large-cap oriented equity fund that scores high on consistency and risk-adjusted returns

FundsIndia Recommends: Mirae Asset India Equity

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Mirae Asset India Equity (earlier Mirae Asset India Opportunities) ticks all the boxes that characterize a good equity fund. One, it stays ahead of the market and peers across timeframes.…Continue Reading

“This year is likely be a more normal year with occasional corrections, unlike 2017”

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Particularly compared to last year- this year is likely to be more volatile, says Harshad Patwardhan, CIO – Equity, Edelweiss Asset Management. He also expects earnings recovery to be led by rural…Continue Reading