Bitcoin ETF as a New Investment Asset

October 30, 2021

You might be a crypto fan and confused about ETFs or you might be a finance expert and confused about how bitcoin fits into the world of ETFs… But it has happened. Bitcoin ETF trading began on October 19, 2021 on the New York Stock Exchange.

These are exciting times and a huge milestone for cryptocurrencies. To understand more about what Bitcoin ETFs are and how they relate to standard ETFs, check out our explainer.

Debt Index Funds

October 15, 2021

Do you have Debt Index funds in your portfolio? Are you comparing the debt index funds to choose which one to invest in? It’s interesting to see how different maturities on the yield curve with different combinations of debt products are being chosen by fund managers to help you grab good investment opportunities. Do go through our explainer on debt index funds to get a better picture of this product.

Equity MFs Performance and Activities – Sept, 2021

October 14, 2021
  • Equity mutual funds received net inflows of ₹ 8677 crore in September. Overall most of equity mutual schemes underperformed compared to benchmark indices.
  • Overall considering all equity mutual fund schemes, there was selloff in Bharti Airtel, SBI, Sun Pharma, Bajaj Finance, Tata Steel, IRCTC and Hindalco.  There was buying in HDFC Bank, Infosys, Reliance, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, HCL Technologies and ITC.
  • It is very interesting to know which schemes received major inflows, which schemes faced redemption pressure and fresh stock picks during September month.

For all these snippets and much more please read through our report.

MF Flows – September 2021

October 11, 2021
  • Average Assets Under Management (AAUM) of Indian Mutual Fund Industry for the month of September 2021 stood at INR 37.41 lakh crs up 3.64% compared to the earlier month.
  • Equity Oriented Schemes witnessed inflows of INR 8.67k Crs in September. Multicap funds saw the biggest inflow at INR 3,569 crs.
  • Dynamic/Balance Advantage funds witnessed INR 5.2K crs inflow whereas Arbitrage Funds saw outflows of INR 3K Crs due to low returns
  • SIP inflows increased to record high of INR 10,351 Crs in September.
  • Debt Funds saw outflow of INR 64k Cr compared to INR 1k Cr inflow in August which could be largely due to Quarter end requirements. Overnight funds followed by Floaters saw the biggest inflows in the debt category.
  • SBI Mutual Fund continued to enjoy the top slot for the 7th consecutive quarter. However, HDFC leads SBI in terms of total Debt AAUM for the quarter.

For all these snippets and much more please read through our report.