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Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow about Indian Debt Mutual Funds

Arun Kumar

Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow 3 Simple Questions Here are three simple questions. Let us see how quickly you can answer these questions. You are a participant in a race.…Continue Reading

Franklin Templeton winds up 6 Credit Risk Oriented Debt Funds. What does this mean for you?

Arun Kumar

What happened? Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund has decided to wind up (read as permanently shut down) the following 6 schemes  and return the money back to investors albeit with a…Continue Reading

Why are my debt fund returns volatile these days?

Arun Kumar

Given the backdrop of frequent defaults and downgrades in several credit risk oriented funds over the last one year, it is natural to be concerned about the recent volatility in…Continue Reading

Debt Mutual Funds – Portfolio Construction Framework

Arun Kumar

In recent times, debt mutual funds have been in the limelight, primarily because of NAV declines in few funds led by credit downgrades and defaults. While the credit-related risks were…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Archives: Top Blog Posts of 2019

FundsIndia Desk

‘FundsIndia Archives’ is a series where we put together the blog posts that all of you’ve enjoyed reading over the years under popular and specific topics. Missed out on some…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Recommends: HDFC Short Term Debt

Mutual Fund Research Desk

A reasonably large sized fund.. The fund maintains a reasonable AUM size around 8,974 crore. Positioned for the short term (2-3 years).. The fund is suitable for investors looking to…Continue Reading

Changes to FundsIndia’s Select Funds

Mutual Fund Research Desk

In the last couple of months, the Government of India has shown its intent to revive the economy with a slew of positive measures to address concerns on the weak…Continue Reading

Changes to FundsIndia’s Select Funds

Mutual Fund Research Desk

Equity markets have been volatile since early last year and debt markets have been going through some turmoil since mid-2018. Not surprisingly, category average returns may look poor regardless of…Continue Reading

FundsIndia explains: Downgrade, default, and write-offs in debt funds

Bhavana Acharya

Last week, several debt funds dropped significantly on a 1-day basis, because of write-offs due to default. Then there were write-backs in some funds. What’s going on? What happens when there…Continue Reading

FundsIndia Strategies: Liquid or Arbitrage funds for short-term money?

Ashwini Arulrajhan

When you look at low-risk options for parking short-term money, liquid funds are often opted for. But the tax-conscious amongst you often ask us if you should go for arbitrage…Continue Reading