As Howard Marks brilliantly puts this across in his recent newsletter,“The more you want to garner potential gains and don’t mind mark-to-market losses, the more you should invest here. On the other hand, the more you care about protecting against interim markdowns and are able to live with missing opportunities for profit, the less you should invest.” … [Read more...] about Equity investment – should we invest all at once or in a staggered manner?
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So, two takeaways here: One, taper your expectations of returns from very low duration instruments. Two, stay with quality low-risk funds rather than being lured by high yield to maturity in schemes in this range of tenure.Long can be dicey tooIn normal periods of significant rate cuts, the direction is clear. Long duration funds such as gilts will offer a bonanza. However, the current situation is a bit tricky for two reasons: one, the fiscal deficit arising from the moves by the RBI as well as the govt. to boost the economy would be a major worry for the bond markets. Hence, a clear signal for a rally may not be evident. Second, the targeted long-term repo operations by the RBI have provided a three-year window for banks and financial institutions to borrow at repo rate and deploy in the bond market. This is with an aim of stabilising the debt market. However, the window also means that banks and financial institutions will focus on medium-term bonds than long-term gilts. Hence, the … [Read more...] about RBI rate cut: Debt fund categories that look attractive now
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