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For a long time now, the Indian financial markets were performing exceedingly well. And then all of a sudden, in the last few days Indian stock market has been experiencing major volatility. Here is our perspective on what has been happening so far. Watch our Fund Manager videos and interviews to know their view on this topic.
Gains (in equities) do not accrue in a linear fashion. In the long term the stock market is a slave to earnings. But in the short term it resembles the outcomes of a voting machine more than it does a weighing machine which is calibrated for consistency. Economic cycles, evolving and changing businesses combined with the emotions of greed and fear create sharp moves in both directions in the market.
Asset allocation: The on-going equity market drop once again highlights the need for investors to follow a prudent asset allocation strategy. Every asset class goes through cycles. Equities are a volatile asset class with attractive long term returns. Similarly fixed income returns can be attractive over shorter time periods though over the longer term it typically lags equities. This reinforces the need for asset allocation in order to manage risk and optimize returns.
Change is the only constant” is an adage which applies perfectly to not just the macroeconomic environment but also to the equity markets in general. Behind every ‘fall in the market’ there will always be some events just as behind every ‘rally in the market’ there will be other events
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Vetri Subramaniam, head - equities, UTI Mutual Fund, was one of the speakers at Cafemutual Confluence 2018. ET.com Mutual Funds spoke to Subramaniam to find out his views on the current market and what strategy should investors adopt to stay on course.
Mean reversion in valuations requires a trigger – oil and dollar are perhaps the triggers that will get market valuations to revert to mean
Over the long term, equity funds give wealth-generating boost to one’s savings by giving inflationbeating returns, although in the short term they could be volatile
NBFCs that have an asset-liability mismatch will bear the consequences,But that doesn't speak for the entire sector.
UTI Mutual Fund on Monday said mutual funds industry may see some kind of slowdown and added that investors are doing a rethink on Systematic Investment Plans (SIP)