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In balanced fund category, people get confused between dividend yield and return of the fund, says Shah

This is the first time after 2008 where investors in FMPs are not getting repaid in full on maturity.

Investors in six fixed maturity plans of Kotak Mutual Fund will not be able to redeem their investments completely due to the exposure of these schemes to troubled Essel Group.

Investors are getting 90% of the money and should stay put, says Value Research CEO

2019 is the year of SIP, says S Naren of ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund

When it comes to mid- and small-caps there are investment opportunities which are available at attractive valuations.

Negative SIP numbers have more to do with the experience in the last couple of years, says Sommaiyaa.

“2019 could turn out to be a good year from the broader market point of view. ”

Huge opportunity for a massive catch-up trade in broader markets over 12 months, says Sundaram AMC CIO.

Mirae Asset AMC decided to convert its popular multi cap scheme -- Mirae Asset India Equity Fund - into a large cap scheme called Miare Asset Large Cap Fund.

Banking, cyclicals are two long-term bets: Sunil Subramaniam, Sundaram MF

“We are confident of holding onto auto and it will bounce back over next few quarters.”

Clearly, there is some amount of slowdown and despite that, the market is running up, says Shah.

“When the market goes up and the stocks seem overvalued, above our limit, we sell those stocks. And in a rallying market, it is difficult to find other good stocks at our buy levels. So, at such times we sit on cash."

Within our portfolios, we are overweight on consumer discretionary as compared to staples, says Patel.

Gilt funds are suitable for investors with absolutely no appetite for credit risk and with willingness to stay invested for three to five years .

Whenever earnings pick up, money starts flowing back into India: Swati Kulkarni, UTI AMC

Earnings growth will drive the market, not the govt in power, says UTI AMC's Swati Kulkarni.

Next three months are likely to be a little volatile with an upward bias in oil market, says Agrawal.

Barring consumers and a few other quality stocks that have become over-valued, the rest of the market is fairly valued now, says S Naren, CIO, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.To play India long term story look beyond Nifty

The result season tends to indicate that the expected earning recovery is on the way, says Badshah.

Optimism on election result front a trigger for valuation differential to narrow, says Singh

Women should understand importance of financial literacy: Lakshmi Iyer of Kotak Mutual Fund

She started her career 20 years ago as the only women researcher at Credence, studying bond markets in India.

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