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Kartik Iyer was speaking at the 14th edition of ET Wealth Investment Workshop held in Surat on July 12.

Focused funds typically have concentrated portfolios of 25-30 stocks.

Debt mutual funds indeed earned bad names for themselves in the last one year. The recent fiascos have caught the attention of Sebi as well.

JRPICL is set to begin servicing its debt obligations after lenders and IL&FS reached agreements to restructure debt.

'Small and midcaps to do badly for a while, Nifty will be fine'

It was wrong to expect too much from the Budget, says Credit Suisse Co-head of Equity Strategy.

Equity savings funds invest in equity, arbitrage and debt. They invest a minimum of 65 per cent in equities, including arbitrage positions and a minimum of 10 per cent in debt. These funds have in the past outperformed other equity fund categories in volatile times.

The 10 year government bond yield which was quoting around 7.4 per cent in April fell to 6.9 per cent by the June end.

The fund will be managed by Ankit Jain and investors can put in a minimum of ₹5,000 as a lumpsum, or invest through the SIP route.

Liquid funds can invest in debt and money market securities with maturity of upto 91 days only.

Should investors with very long term horizon always pick small cap mutual funds?

Mutual fund investors assume that their risk taking ability goes up if they have really long investment horizon.

June turned out to be a quiet month for Indian equities.

Credit risk funds, which invest at least 65% of their corpus into AA+ funds and lower, have seen outflows of ₹8,000 crore in the last three months.

Credit risk funds are a category of debt mutual funds that invest at least 65 per cent of their portfolio in lower than AA-rated papers.

Vacation is a non-negotiable goal like retirement, children's education, and so on, for many individuals these days.

Tactical investors can invest in medium duration debt funds

Debt markets have seen lot of volatility, and some cases of defaults and steep downgrades in the last nine to 12 months.

We will wait for next month’s data before taking a clear-cut view on flows, says the Sundaram MF CEO.

If you have any mutual fund queries, message on ET Mutual Funds on Facebook. We will get it answered by our panel of experts.

A mutual fund investor looking at various debt mutual fund categories would shake his head in disbelief.

Decision to hike tax on fuel will have an impact of less than 10 bps on headline inflation.

Avoid investing in closed-ended mutual funds

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