Fund Of Funds Disappoint

In our first issue, we mentioned that fund of funds are not such a great idea. Since our analysis, fund of funds have failed to turn out inspiring results

Maybe it was a bad case of market-timing or a bad fund selection by the fund of funds (FoFs), but we were not off the mark. The first quarter performance of FoFs was poor. Is there a problem in the concept itself or the way FoFs are...

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  • Hedging Gimmick

    There is a rush among mutual funds to create fancy investment strategies and incorporate hedging for virtually any kind of portfolio. Should that worry you?

    Hedging is supposed to protect a fund from extreme market moves. But the idea of hedging through derivatives itself has started to get a bit extreme. Like lemmings, funds are making hedging a standard clause in their investment...

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  • Market-Timing Funds

    They advise you not to time the market. But asset allocation funds do exactly the same thing under a pseudo-scientific label

    The market has been overvalued and volatile for months before the carnage of May and June. Should that worry equity funds since they ask you to invest for the long term? After all, they want you to believe in the India story and advise you to stay the course over the...

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