Making sense of the recent fall in debt mutual funds

The lure of past returns.. Let us assume you had to invest in debt funds a week back, i.e 7th,February 2017. And you are shown the last 3 year returns of the major debt fund categories. *Compounded annual returns as on 07-Feb-2017 , Source: Value Research Note: I have considered some sample funds from the major … Continue reading Making sense of the recent fall in debt mutual funds

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Indian Equity Investor

Suddenly off late, I have started to receive frequent calls from my friends asking for equity investment tips. And me being the boring conservative guy that I am, "Dude, start off with an SIP in X,Y & Z equity mutual funds" goes my response. And most often the response is "Can you suggest me some stocks instead. … Continue reading Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Indian Equity Investor

Discover 6 simple hacks to reduce time spent on social media

In our last post here, we learnt about the techniques app designers use to keep us hooked to their apps. A habit forming app consists of these 4 ingredients A trigger which reminds us to do the action An action which is damn simple to do A variable reward to keep us craving for more … Continue reading Discover 6 simple hacks to reduce time spent on social media

The Ultimate Guide to Liquid funds

This is the 3rd post in the debt mutual fund investing series. If you have the time, it would be great if you could go through the earlier posts in this series - Part 1 - A primer for investing in debt mutual funds (Link 1) Part 2 - 8 factor framework for analyzing any debt … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Liquid funds