Recommendations
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: Why this equity fund should be your choice now

When there is uncertainty writ all around, you cannot be taking sides. You need an option that can navigate across markets, that’s steady in strategy, and that is large-cap based. Kotak Standard Multicap fits all three. This multicap fund is part of our Prime Funds recommendation list. Kotak Standard Multicap suits any investor with a timeframe of 4 years and above. Here’s why the fund makes a good investment.

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equity fund
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A lesser-known equity fund for uncertain times

When uncertainty is the name of the game today, investing in an equity fund may not be at the top of your to-do list. But for long-term investors, markets like these offer good buying opportunities. For such investors, a multi-cap fund that uses a core of large-cap stocks and adds returns by selectively picking mid-cap and small-cap stocks will serve well.

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MF investment strategy
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Views: What should you do with your investments now?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received several questions from you on performance of the funds you hold, and what the course of action should be. In both debt and equity, recent returns have given enough cause for worry. So we’re listing out various categories of investments you may holding which are seeing volatility, and what you should do about them.

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conservative equity
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A low-risk option for the conservative equity investor

If you’ve got a 5-year-plus timeframe, equity is the way to go as we explained this week. And if you need money in the very near term, we’ve asked you to stay safe with fixed deposits, liquid funds, and ultra short-term funds. But what about the in-between timeframe? What are your options should you have a horizon of 2-3 years and want better returns that fixed deposits or low-risk debt funds?

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sbi cards ipo
Stocks
Bhavana Acharya

IPO review: SBI Cards and Payment Services

The initial public offer of SBI Cards and Payments is slated to be huge, aiming to mop up over Rs 10,000 crore. A subsidiary of State Bank of India, the company issues and runs SBI’s credit cards business. SBI Cards is the second largest credit card player in India after HDFC Bank.

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government bond
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: A debt fund with no credit risk and yet beats all others

What if you want your debt fund to have two things – safety and predictable strategy? Most funds have either of these but not both. Funds that don’t take credit risk are still open to changes in portfolio maturities and one-off events.

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prime views
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Views: Why you should avoid this fund category

Inconsistent performance among funds in this category makes it hard to pick a quality one. Increasing credit calls by these funds changes the risk-return profile. Better returns for the same to lower risk possible through other newer categories

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equity index
Mutual funds & ETFs
Bhavana Acharya

Prime Recommendation: An equity index that challenges active funds across categories

Index funds are meant to track markets passively and not built to necessarily beat active funds. But if you had an Indian index that is able to beat comparable active funds with consistency, generates strong return, adds diversification to your portfolio and even substitute some categories of active funds, would you not consider it?

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