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Clinton Fernandes 26 March 2021
We are near the end of the financial year 2020-21 and this is the time to take smart financial decisions. We will discuss a few options that you have before the end of the financial year, to improve your returns and lower taxes.    1. Invest in Debt Schemes – We all know, debt mutual...

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An error in the article comparing debt MF with Bank FDs came from CFMA press release via IANS. We have removed the error now.   The Chennai Financial Markets and Accountability (CFMA), an investor protection organisation, said on Wednesday that Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund (FTMF)...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 March 2021
In February 2021, Larsen & Toubro and State Bank of India were the most preferred stocks of Indian mutual funds. The net purchases of Larsen & Toubro were Rs835 crore. Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel were the most sold stocks. The net sales of Reliance Industries were Rs1,119 crore and...

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Clinton Fernandes 19 March 2021
Three years ago, the bull rally in equity markets had increased the valuation multiples of most stocks, making them expensive. History has taught us that investing in equity mutual fund (MF) schemes at such high valuation has led to poor returns.    Due to this, we advised investors...

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The Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the standard operating procedure (SOP) statement prepared by SBI Funds Management for disposal of assets to unit holders in six Franklin Templeton debt schemes frozen on April 23, 2020.   The SOP was prepared by FT Mutual Fund and market...

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Asset Management Companies along with NSE and CIEL have joined hands to build 50,000 new to industry Mutual Fund Distributors (Financial entrepreneurs) over the next three years.   This is being done under the aegis of ExpertMFD,a first pan-India collaborative initiative comprising of...

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Clinton Fernandes 13 March 2021
Mutual fund houses are launching several new schemes and, surprisingly, most of them happen to be index schemes. Index schemes invest in a ready-made portfolio of an index, rather than choosing investments at their discretion. This mimicking allows index schemes to perform like the...

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Clinton Fernandes 11 March 2021
Debt mutual fund (MF) schemes have always been the best way to get exposure to bonds and debentures. But it is difficult to benefit from debt schemes during times of high interest rates. Fixed-maturity plans (FMPs) are ideal for this purpose but they are closed-ended; it means there is no easy...

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Bouncing back from the decline witnessed in January, assets under management (AUM) of the domestic mutual fund (MF) industry breached the Rs31.5 lakh crore-mark for the first time, settling 3.7% higher at Rs31.6 lakh crore at end-February, a CRISIL research report has showed.   As per...

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Equity and equity-linked mutual fund schemes saw a net outflow of over Rs 10,000 crore in February.   As per data furnished by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) on Tuesday, the net outflow stood at Rs 10,468.02 crore in February.   In January, net outflow stood...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 March 2021
The best three and the worst three mutual fund (MF) schemes over the past three years ranked by their quarterly rolling returns. Premium members get access to a more refined list of top schemes by logging into Moneylife Advisory  

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 March 2021
The Supreme Court completed hearing arguments from all sides in the Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund (FTMF) matter. However, while reserving its order, the apex court decided to hold the next hearing in July when market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) will complete its...

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Moneylife Digital Team 04 March 2021
Motilal Oswal Mutual Fund has launched a new fund-of-funds (FoFs) scheme that can become a one-stop solution for all your mutual fund needs. The Scheme will invest in index schemes that have in its portfolio domestic equities, gold, government securities and international...

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The enforcement directorate (ED) has registered a case of money laundering against Franklin Templeton and its senior officials.   A senior ED official related to the probe told IANS, "We have registered a case of money laundering against Franklin Templeton and its senior...

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Clinton Fernandes 26 February 2021
Mutual fund debt schemes are finally making a comeback, as interest rates have started to rise, after bottoming out in 2020. This is good news for those waiting on the sidelines to invest in these products, but bad news for those who have invested in the past six months to a...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 February 2021
While the sudden closure of six debt schemes by Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund (FTMF) has come as a shocker for its investors, an analysis of the final forensic audit report by a news portal reveals interference in risk management, liquidity issues, deficient investment policy, use of inter...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 February 2021
In January 2021, Axis Bank and Larsen & Toubro were the most preferred stocks of Indian mutual funds. The net purchases of Axis Bank were Rs699 crore. Reliance Industries and Bharti Airtel were the most sold stocks. The net sales of Reliance Industries were Rs1,741 crore and net sales of...

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Clinton Fernandes 18 February 2021
UTI Mutual Fund has launched a new open-ended equity-oriented index scheme that tracks the Nifty200 Momentum 30 index. It will be the first equity scheme that brings momentum-based strategy, wrapped in an index scheme, to mutual fund (MF) investors.   The Nifty200 Momentum 30 index,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 12 February 2021
The best three and the worst three mutual fund (MF) schemes over the past three years ranked by their quarterly rolling returns. Premium members get access to a more refined list of top schemes by logging into Moneylife Advisory  

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IANS 12 February 2021
The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the validity and results of e-voting of unit-holders of six mutual schemes of Franklin Templeton and said Rs9,122 crore will be disbursed as per its earlier order.   On 2nd February, the Supreme Court had directed Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund...

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