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Debt schemes of Franklin India Mutual Fund are in the news due to their exposure in the troubled Vodafone-Idea papers.

The telco’s survival will now depend on its ability to garner funds to pay the statutory dues.

The convergence of finance with waste management may seem preposterous and improbable, but lately the concept of ‘Prudent Money Management’ is generating palpable interest among industry savants- conventional and modern alike.

In the last 15 days, mid cap and small cap indices have gained between 3-5%, as soaring valuations in large cap stocks along with ample liquidity started chasing quality stocks in these segments.

Investors can expect returns of 8-9% from Nifty this year: Mahesh Patil of ABSL Mutual Fund

Largecaps will continue to do well, mid and smallcap companies could catch up, says Patil.

FMCG spending could also be impacted due to rise in telecom tariffs.

AUM of domestic mutual funds grew annually by 19% to Rs 26.9 lakh crore between 2013 and 2019. Mutual fund AUM constituted 10% of total bank deposits in 2013, increasing to around 18% now.

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Large caps should continue to do well, mid- and small-caps could catch up and their relative underperformance can reverse, says Mahesh Patil.

Investors with risk appetite can look at quant funds

Quant funds build a portfolio of stocks using a set of predetermined rules premised on mathematical models. There is no human intervention and a fund manager relies on an automated program for buy/sell decisions.

Deepali Sen, a mutual fund advisor responds to frequently asked questions by investors.

After a year like the last, you are less likely to see a really good year, says Damodaran.

Inflation gauges spiked to highs not seen since 2014

About 17 mid-cap stocks have rallied between 20 per cent and 50 per cent since January 1.

How OP Katta started with a few SIPs in mutual funds and made a few crores in 13 years

Katta had always been a real estate investor. He believed that it was the safest asset to bet on. In December 2007, Katta met his mutual fund advisor for the first time and understood the concept of mutual fund investments. He still remembers asking, "paisa doobega toh nahi?"

Wealth managers believe investors should allocate 5-10% of their portfolio funds to gold.

Mutual funds, AIFs may need to report corporate governance issues in firms they invest in.

The assets under management of small-cap funds stood at Rs 48,534 crore at the end of December.

The Portfolio Doctor assesses the health of the fund portfolio, examines the schemes and their suitability with regard to the goals and, if required, recommends corrective measures. The advice given is based on the performance of funds, goals, etc.

How Sensex, Gold, 10-year G-sec performed during week ending January 9, 2020

Here's a weekly tracker of returns that will keep you updated on how the stock market index, gold prices and 10-year bond yields have performed. This will give investors an idea of how their investments performed over a long period.

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