Want a fund that will avoid expensive valuations and yet not leave you with the pain of the long wait for value to work? This fund does just that. Not only that, this fund can replace large-cap funds in your portfolio.
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?
Over the past two weeks, we have been writing on the promise in the mid-cap and small-cap segment of the market and how the rally is starting to move beyond a handful of large stocks. While a quick recovery may be some way off, the steep 2-year correction in the mid-cap space offers good opportunities to begin accumulating mid-caps from a long-term perspective.
In our equity outlook for 2020, we had said that opportunities lie in some pockets and that a broad-based recovery is some time off. So, where are the opportunities and what strategy can you follow?
2019 was a baffling year for Indian stock markets. Benchmark indices headed upward, notching up newer highs. But most stocks were anything but gainers. Economic growth struggled. Can 2020 be a year less mystifying?
The Indian debt market threw up multiple money-making opportunities for investors in 2019. 2020 though, is likely to prove far more challenging. Interest rates are likely to halt their steady slide over the last five years to display more volatility this year. The compensation for taking on credit risks is likely to shrink
For those of you who did not follow us 2 months ago – we not only gave a timely caution but also gave exit strategies based on the exposure that you had to funds that held the Vodafone paper. Now, in the current scenario, if you are still holding the funds that had exposure, what should your strategy be?
Beyond what the numbers say, we look for: Clarity in fund strategy Consistency in performance across cycles Variety in the investing styles of funds we pick and avoid duplication Risks that go unnoticed at first glance Market scenario and whether the strategy is suitable for the current scenario There’s a lot more to choosing funds