Tag: finance

Are arbitrage funds as safe as debt funds?

Are debt funds safe?? Have you seen what has been happening over the last two years? When we talk of investments, let us clearly understand that there are risks. But there are many kinds of risks. Repayment defaults, credit worthiness, delay in payments, valuation fluctuations. All these are risks that affect our portfolio construct and…

The most improved funds of 2019

It is not a tricky business at all to find out how much improvements have happened within categories for the various schemes. I think, in trying to find out trailing returns relevance the dynamics of improved rankings leave us cold. It ought not to be.  We have delved right into it and have attempted to…

Why have so many Mutual funds underperformed??

You must be wondering how is it that so few of the schemes have made money, whereas the bulk of communication tells us that the BSE SENSEX as well as the NSE NIFTY have touched record numbers. The cause for so many of the funds underperforming are many and varied but we are not looking…

Your Thailand vacation will keep on getting more expensive.

Your Thailand vacation will keep on getting more expensive Definitely for so many of us from the eastern part of the country, and certainly for so many of us countrymen, Thailand may well be our 30th state. And with the Thai government making entry into the country even easier (read no visa required) we would…

What is your opinion about the following funds as I have started SIP: ABSL Frontline Equity Fund, HDFC Equity Fund, L&T Business Cycles Fund, Franklin India Prima Fund, and DSPBR Midcap Fund?

Conceptwise, these are very different schemes…different styles, different universe and most importantly…different treatment and handling. So o a conceptual basis I would say you are doing fine…you are covering investment styles and have a footprint over a very large number of stocks, sectors and capitalisation basis. However, I would request you to check myplexus.com to…

Bangladesh beats India – It’s not cricket

Bangladesh, the tiny nation that India helped carve out from Pakistan in 1971 was seen as the de facto loser in every economic, Bangladesh beats India – It’s not cricket Bangladesh, the tiny nation that India helped carve out from Pakistan in 1971 was seen as the de facto loser in every economic, social and…