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“Investing is about right understanding and it needs a lot of patience,” Jain said.

With the share prices of Zee Enterprises and Dish TV — which Essel had put up with lenders as collateral — falling, HDFC has marked down Rs 120 crore out of the Rs 149 crore that Essel has to repay, said a person familiar with the matter.

The Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund episode revealed that not all ultra-short duration funds are really “ultra-short.”

To offset poor equity returns, advisers are asking savers to buy debt SIPs.

How many schemes should you have in your mutual fund portfolio? Any guess?

Many mutual fund investors invest in two to three mutual fund schemes from three or four different mutual fund categories in the name of diversification. So, it is not uncommon to come across a mutual fund portfolio with 12 or 15 mutual fund schemes.

“It’s raining in summer already ! That’s the reaction to a surprise rate cut by RBI today where the repo rate was reduced by 40bp to 4% and reverse repo consequently is now at 3.35% (3.75% earlier)."

A rate cut by RBI always cheers up debt mutual fund investors. However, the Reserve Bank of India's decision to cut its key policy rate by 40 basis points today is unlikely to bring much cheer to investors.

The pharma sector is benefiting a lot from the Covid-19 global pandemic. After being out in the cold for the last three years, phama funds are back with a a bang.

​​During uncertain times like the current Covid-19 pandemic, wealth planners and fund advisors often face questions like “Should I withdraw my mutual funds?”, “Is it time to stop my SIPs?” “Should I stay invested?”

Covid, lockdown, recession... What should mutual fund investors do?

In a quest to achieve all their financial goals, many times I have come across investors who won’t anticipate the need to have a contingency plan just until they need it.

Once implemented, the new system could be applicable to Franklin Templeton’s six debt schemes too, which have been scrapped.

The appointment will provide the Trustees with the added experience and ability to monetize assets at the earliest possible time.

The market regulator Sebi has given the option of investing 15% extra in government bonds to certain debt mutual funds for the next three months to make them safer in the current market scenario.

Gold performed extremely well in 2000 during the dotcom bubble, and in 2008 during the global financial crisis. Will it repeat the performance?

Everybody is recommending International funds. Should you invest?

Private wealth managers are also recommending these overseas funds to their clients. Suddenly, geographical diversification is becoming very vogue in mutual fund circles.

There are many frequently asked questions when it comes to investing in small cap mutual funds. Here are a few pointers you may consider before investing in small cap mutual funds.

Liquidity is like a vital body parameter that most people tend to ignore - until something goes wrong. Unfortunately, by the time investors and advisors realise its importance, damage is already inflicted.

Unprecedented times like these can be the best teachers. They nudge us towards conservancy, resolve, fortitude and self-reliance.

Last month, the benchmark equity gauges climbed about a fifth from the recent lows reached on March 23.

Franklin Templeton fiasco: Have debt mutual fund investors learnt their lesson?

The event created panic among investors and redemptions were not restricted to Templeton alone.

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