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Category Review

May 21, 2019, 10.31 PM IST
Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

Long duration funds and gilt funds have made a comeback in the last six months.

Debt mutual fund managers are recommending dynamic bond funds these days.

Many toppers in various mutual fund categories were offering negative returns in the last year.

In fact, some gilt schemes are offering more than 10 per cent in the last year.

The trade secret that helped some multicap schemes shine in 2018 when others faded out

UTI Equity Fund came second, delivering 4.8 per cent return for the year.

Investors in midcap equity mutual fund schemes were disappointed in 2018.

Around 80 per cent equity mutual fund schemes failed to beat their respective benchmarks in the last year.

Multicap mutual fund schemes, like other equity mutual fund categories, had a tough year in 2018.

Largecap mutual fund schemes proved to be the only safe option in the volatile market in 2018.

Dynamic funds stock up after market correction

A 10-15% fall in Nifty and deeper correction in some stocks make valuations attractive.

Peakout in yields likely over next one year, so investing now and holding for 2-3 years can give good and safe returns, they say.

Technology funds have made more money for investors than any other mutual fund category in the past year.

By FY2025, India’s pharma industry size is estimated to rise to $100 billion.

When markets turn volatile, investors in hybrid funds do not usually cut and run as the losses are simply not big enough to scare them away.

Most sector mutual fund schemes are in red. What should you do?

Most sectors are dealing with their own set of issues. That's why most of them are performing dismally.

Data from Association of Mutual Funds in India shows that the arbitrage category has seen a net outflow of Rs 1,423 crore in June.

Smaller market upswings should be good enough for such funds to notch up gains this year.

Experts say no need for worry as underperformance likely to reverse in coming months.

The re-categorisation of mutual funds has led to the formation of many new fund categories.

Tone down your return expectations from largecap mutual funds, say advisors

Advisors are asking investors to expect only a moderate return from largecap schemes.

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