If an investor is conservative but is trying to optimise his return, I will go with conservative growth funds. More risk-on investors, on the other hand, should go for aggressive growth funds. But remember not to over optimise or over-engineer it. Do not try to earn that 10% extra, 2% more because that will be putting your capital to risk.
First-time investor coming into the market they are extremely reluctant to take on losses. So, the moment they are able to break-even, they get out. That is a psychological thing. It looks like an extraordinary thing to have happened but it is normal behaviour. After a prolonged struggle, once the investors break even, they pull out and that happened here.
While in the near term, consumption is unlikely to rebound, with the good monsoons, consumption is expected to revive farm production for at least the next couple of seasons. This is likely to drive consumption demand over the next 12 to 18 months.
We are cautious on the consumer space, where we think valuations are stretched specifically with the consumer staples pack. Between the consumer staples and consumer discretionary pack, there is still some upside left on the consumer discretionary side. But we are fairly cautious on the staples pack. On the consumption basket, we continue to be cautious on the auto sector.
DSP Midcap Fund and DSP Small Cap Fund have outperformed their benchmarks and categories in the long term. Other equity schemes, including DSP Equity Opportunities, DSP Equity and DSP Tax Saver are also among the toppers in their respective categories.
Investors should understand that rating upgrades and downgrades are an integral part of credit investments. Also, the NBFC crisis is an isolated event and does not pose any systemic risk to the financial services landscape, says Nimesh Shah.