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HDFC Nifty SDL Plus G-Sec Jun 2027 40:60 Index Fund will follow a buy and hold strategy. The existing government securities will be held till their maturity unless they are sold for meeting redemption requirements or to rebalancing of the portfolio.

Equity mutual funds shuffled their holdings in banks and insurance in February as foreign investors trimmed their positions in these stocks as part of their broader sell-off in Indian equities.

"With this fund, an investment by an Indian investor will be made in INR locally into the Bandhan US Treasury Bond 0-1 Year Fund of Fund. Our fund will in turn invest into an overseas ETF that invests in US Treasury Bonds. Being a local investment, individual remittance limits and Tax Collected at Source (TCS) requirements under the LRS facility are not applicable," Kapoor said.

The US Treasury Bond 0-1 year Fund of Fund is an open-ended FoF that will invest in units of JPMorgan BetaBuilders US Treasury Bond 0-1 year ETF.

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) granted recognition to AMC Repo Clearing Ltd in January last year.

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Are the recent troubles offer a great opportunity to invest in banking schemes?

As per the Income Tax, such mergers will not result in capital gain or loss for the merging schemes. They will be treated as a continuous investment into the next scheme.

Target maturity funds are passively managed debt mutual funds that come with a specified maturity date and replicate the underlying index.

The Deputy MD of SBI MF, DP Singh, says that the SVB crisis in India will have a minimal impact on the Indian economy, and that the future is bright. Singh also says that the Indian economy is doing well, and that credit is improving. He says that the decoupling of the Indian economy from the US economy is no longer possible and that Indians are investing outside of India.

Nifty100 Low Volatility 30 Index is a Smart Beta ETF that aims to measure the performance of the low volatile securities in the large market capitalization segment. Smart Beta ETFs aim to potentially combine the benefits of both active and passive investing.

The NFO will close for subscription on March 15, 2023.

Women can give a missed call on 8657011333 if they want to learn more about mutual funds, investing or simply about how they can take their first steps toward building a financial plan, a press release said.

Whenever the market becomes volatile, many investors keep asking whether they can invest in some mutual funds that will help them to deal with the volatility better. Are there safe funds?

The NFO of SBI Dividend Yield Fund was opened between February 20 to March 6, and it will reopen for subscriptions on March 17, the company said.

The heavy withdrawal was seen from liquid funds. Debt funds continued to witness outflows at Rs 13,815 crore during the period under review.

The New Fund Offer is open for subscription and will close on March 27.

Loan against mutual funds units has existed in the past, but investors stayed away from it due to the tedious process like multiple visits to the branch, fulfilling KYC norms, and waiting for days to get the loan sanctioned and disbursed.

Gold ETFs, which track the domestic physical gold price, are passive investment instruments that are based on gold prices and invest in gold bullion.

Based on regular monthly fund disclosures, global mutual funds tracking firm Morningstar ranks India on top of 26 countries, said Amfi chief executive NS Venkatesh.

Given its growth tilt, the fund struggled last year, pulling down its otherwise decent return profile. Its new stance means it will deliver when market starts favouring growth businesses.

The loss rate is defined as the number of time intervals of negative returns as a percentage of the total number of defined time intervals. This is calculated using rolling returns.

Fortunes of arbitrage funds have changed in the past three months. These have clocked 1.7% returns over the past three months, even as liquid funds fetched 1.57%. ts, however, say ultra short term debt funds are a better option.

Regulators had objected to the use of Bandhan Bank logo for mutual fund operations. IDFC Asset Management Company was acquired by the consortium, which comprises Bandhan Financial Holdings Limited, GIC, and ChrysCapital.

The New Fund Offer (NFO) of Axis S&P BSE Sensex ETF is open for subscription and will close on March 15. The scheme will be benchmarked against S&P BSE Sensex TRI

Swarup Mohanty advises investors to continue their SIPs and stay invested, as the market will eventually correct itself. Mohanty also discusses the current global market conditions and how they may affect India. He believes that the market is beginning to become fairly valued, and that Indian markets are still relatively stable.

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Sectoral/thematic category got a total inflow of Rs 3,855.90 crore in February as compared to Rs 903.19 crore in January.

ETMutualFunds looked for schemes that have offered more than 15% returns in five, seven, and 10 year horizons. Rolling returns for schemes that have completed 10 years in the market were considered.

Fund of Fund or FoF invests in direct plans of other equity mutual funds. Some funds deploy money only in their own schemes, which could be actively managed or ETFs, while some invest in a mix of schemes of other fund houses and their own products.

Axis Securities' head B Gopkumar will take over as the CEO and Ashish Gupta, former India research head at Swiss bank Credit Suisse, will be the new chief investment officer, said a press release.

Gopkumar had joined Axis Securities as the MD & CEO in October 2019, and has over 28 years of experience in financial services industry in areas of sales and distribution, managing large teams, marketing and branding and also building of digital eco-system.

“Rate hike and continued reduction in durable liquidity surplus is positive for short-term debt fund categories like the liquid fund. We would expect further improvement in the return potential of these categories as interest accrual on short-term debt instruments has risen meaningfully,” he said.

The US Fed has said that it may opt for bigger rate hikes to contain inflation. What will RBI do? We talked to Abhishek Bisen, Head - Fixed Income, Kotak Mutual Fund, for some clues.

The appointment comes as the country's seventh-largest asset manager looks to regain investor confidence after allegations of front-running against its former chief trader.

The Sebi asked Amfi to ask fund houses to remove promotional material such as advertisements, illustrations, pamphlets, and brochures that make misleading claims.

The auditors, after being empanelled, would be taking up assignments of the forensic audit of mutual funds, AMCs, and trustee companies or board of trustees.

According to the report, there were only 18 women fund managers in 2017. The number has been increasing gradually since then, except for 2020 when there was a minor decrease.

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Can SIP dates make a big difference to your returns? Some investors believe so. They think that investing in the middle or end of the month will offer them better returns.

For regulated entities that are currently availing cloud services should ensure that all such arrangements are revised and they should be in compliance with the framework within 12 months.

Managing your own hard-earned money will offer you financial security and independence and help to you plan a bright financial future.

The New Fund Offer (NFO) The NFO is open for subscription and will close on March 15. The benchmark of the scheme is CRISIL Long Duration Fund AIII Index.

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The market regulator said illustrations provided in the advertisements/ presentations/ brochures/ pamphlets would lead investors to believe that they will receive fixed returns on their investments.

While US government bonds are a safe avenue, investors must not ignore interest rate risks. This risk is prominent in US treasuries also.

While the fund’s long term track record is healthy, it has suffered in recent years amid shifting market preferences. Despite exhibiting lower volatility, its muted performance has pulled down its risk-return profile.

Sebi has clarified the fund houses may continue to pay B-30 incentives on inflows in B30 cities already received earlier.

ETMutualFunds considered equity scheme categories such as large cap, large & mid cap, small cap, multi cap, flexi cap, arbitrage funds, aggressive hybrid funds, focused funds, and ELSS funds for the study.

The individual, Shubro Sankha Das Sarma, was the Head of Operations at Bank of India Investment Managers (formerly known as BOI AXA Investment Managers).

The group is currently engaged in exploratory talks with potential overseas investors, such as global insurance firms, to privately place longer-tenor bonds of up to 30-year maturities, said the people cited above. The bonds will carry fixed coupon rates.

The Swiss bank deal and central banks' measures to inject liquidity into the markets are restoring market confidence, leading to a relief rally in risk assets, including the crude markets, CMC Markets analyst Tina Teng said.

There have been over 25 large block deals in the past six months in which foreign funds, including Blackstone, Apax Partners, SoftBank, Tiger Global, Bain Capital and General Atlantic, among others, have sold shares worth nearly ₹35,000 crore. Secondary market deals have largely revived from sustained and continued domestic flows.

The Asia day offered an encouraging start, with Japanese yen cross-currency swaps, a measure of non-U.S. investor demand for dollars, shrinking to minus 35 basis points or half their levels last week, in another sign of respite in market funding conditions.

Last week, overnight interbank call money rates jumped to 6.80%, higher than the marginal standard facility (MSF) rate of 6.75% at the upper band of the interest-rate corridor, pointing to the likely direction in rates toward month-end.

In the past week, the debate in financial markets has been whether the Fed would give precedence to the mess in the US banking industry or continued inflationary pressures while deciding on interest rates in the policy meeting ending March 22. The outcome of the Fed meeting--considered one of the most crucial in recent times-- will set the tone for the markets in the near term.

Realty major DLF will invest around Rs 3,500 crore over the next four years to construct a new luxury housing project in Gurugram as it seeks to tap strong demand for residential properties.

"Metal stocks could see some momentum after China’s central bank cuts CRR by 25bps in an effort to stimulate its economy. Realty stocks are seeing buying interest post DLF announcement of record sales growth. With oil hovering at 15-month low, cement, paints and OMCs would also be in focus," said Siddhartha Khemka, Head - Retail Research, Motilal Oswal Financial Services.

On weekly chart, the index has formed a bearish candle with a lower shadow indicating support at lower levels. The Nifty has formed a Doji candlestick pattern on daily chart for two consecutive sessions, indicating indecisiveness amongst market participants.

Globally, people are interested in FDI into India, said Chief executive officer Bruce Flatt in an interview, along with Brookfield president Anuj Ranjan, with ET's Arijit Barman & Bodhisatva Ganguli. Here's an edited excerpts of the interview.

Following news of the Swiss deal, the world’s central banks announced coordinated financial moves to stabilize banks in the coming week. This includes daily access to a lending facility for banks looking to borrow U.S. dollars if they need them, a practice which widely used during the 2008 financial crisis. Three months after Lehman Brothers collapsed in September of 2008, such swap lines had been tapped for $580 billion. Added swap lines were also rolled out during market turmoil in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.


"The surveillance actions on eligible stocks are applicable as per transparent rules. These rules are non-discretionary, pre-announced and automatically applicable," NSE said in a statement.

US stocks ended lower Friday as banking shares resumed their selloff, with embattled First Republic Bank closing down 33 percent despite a $30 billion rescue package unveiled Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 1.2 percent lower at 31,861.98 and the broad-based S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent to 3,916.64.


Foreign portfolios have been consistent sellers this year with outflows of Rs 5,294 crore in February and Rs 28,852 crore in January. Since the start of 2023, FPIs have sold equities to the tune of Rs 22,651 crore.This has reflected in the performance of benchmark Nifty, with March being the fourth consecutive month of negative returns. The index is down 6% so far on a year-to-date basis

Interest rates in the US may not come down by the third or fourth quarter, but the markets may start expecting rate cuts in the early next year. Also please look at it, if there are so many issues with the banks and people losing their jobs, it must be also a little bit disinflationary. It has to overall cast a little bit of a gloom on the US job scene," he said


Trading APIs come in handy here as they remove the emotions out of trading thus removing the emotional bias.Other popular trading setups would be ones which seek arbitrage opportunities - basically profiteering from price difference of a stock or instrument listed in two different markets

Due to recent weakness, another round of aggressive Call writing is visible across the strikes and strikes ranging from 17000 to 17200 all holding significant Call open interest of more than 80 lakh shares each. Despite the highest Put base at ATM 17000 strike, we believe closure among Call strikes is crucial for sustainable recovery

Natural gas is a widely used energy source in the industry sector hence its price and industry demand are closely related. The commodity is a large source of energy in industries with applications ranging from heating and cooling to power machinery and equipment. The recent uncertainties in the global economy due to the aggressive rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve weighed down industrial activities and thus the demand for fuel

Fixed deposits are a widely popular investment option that provides investors with a guaranteed return over a fixed period of time. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been increasing its policy rates since May 2022, resulting in banks continuously raising interest rates on FDs of varying tenures

Your investment time horizon is the duration for which you plan to hold your investment. Depending on your financial goals, you may have a short, medium, or long-term investment horizon. It's important to judge the investment's liquidity and ensure that it aligns with your time horizon.

The last month itself had two swings in the Global Debt Market – firstly the Fed suggesting possibility of even higher rate rises due to inflation numbers of January coming in higher at 5.4% as against 5% and strong labour market data of unemployment levels down to 3.4%.

In a recent interview with ET Now, market veteran Shankar Sharma gave his view on the scenario for Indian markets amid Silicon Valley Bank collapse and all the topics which have been in headlines recently.

The six companies had filed their preliminary initial public offering (IPO) papers with Sebi between September 2021 and May 2022 and their papers were returned during January-March (till March 10).

Both TCS and IndusInd bank were under pressure due to issues related to the management. In the case of IndusInd Bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave approval for re-appointment of its MD and CEO Sumant Kathpalia only for two years as against three years proposed by the Bank.

After witnessing consistent downgrades in earnings over the last 3-4 years due to incessant headwinds, 3QFY23 was the first quarter of big upgrades.

According to the data with the depositories, Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) invested Rs 11,495 crore in Indian equities till March 17.

Brent crude prices recently cracked below the $75/bbl mark, the lowest since March 2021.

That was our call at the start of the year and we still maintain that even though India does not have any big problems per se in terms of the interest rate or inflation or the financial problems which are there right now globally.

The Fed is yet to take a stance on whether they have reached the peak rate hike or not. There are liquidity challenges with some of these banks and there could be a risk to the larger banks as well. Right now, it's a very cautious view. It is very early to say that things could become worse, but we are not even in a position to say that the crisis is over.

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank in the US has affected financial markets across the world, and we saw a downside movement in the Indian markets last week.

The two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve will begin on 21 March 2023, Tuesday. The street will be keeping a close eye on the event following a spate of banking crises that surfaced over the past one week.

The largest Swiss bank is exploring an acquisition of all or parts of its smaller rival at the urging of regulators to halt a crisis of confidence, Bloomberg reported earlier.

"The Swiss National Bank's decision to provide Credit Suisse with significant and inexpensive liquidity fell short of stabilising sentiment in both the equity and credit markets," Goldman Sachs analyst Lotfi Karoui wrote in a note to clients dated March 17.

So still the trend is weak and sell-on-rise is the strategy. 17300 is the stop-loss for Nifty. For Bank Nifty 40000 is the key level on the higher side if any pullback comes in the coming trading sessions.

Overall, about $164 billion was taken from the Fed discount window and the emergency window; if you compare it to 2008 the maximum was at about $111 billion so we have already crossed that. And apart from that the FDIC has pumped in about $150 billion into the bridge banks, into the three banks that it has taken over.

"BlackRock is not participating in any plans to acquire all or any part of Credit Suisse, and has no interest in doing so," the spokesperson told Reuters.

The coming week is again likely to see a slightly tepid start. The levels of 17250 and 17350 are likely to act as potential resistance points. The supports come in at 16900 and 16710 levels. The trading range will continue to stay wider than usual.ET M

​​​ Hence, the performance of banking stocks will be vulnerable in the medium- term, while in the short-term we can have a bounce given the corrective measures. No one is safe from the high interest rate and inflation scenario having an effect on the pricing of equities & the profitability of businesses.

Silicon Valley Bank's balance sheet characteristics made it more sensitive to interest rates changes and ultimately led to risk, the newspaper cited him as saying.

A string of scandals over many years, top management changes, multi-billion dollar losses and an uninspiring strategy can be blamed for the mess that the 167-year-old Swiss lender now finds itself in.

Now, bear in mind that the Swiss National Bank has a lot of assets on their book. I mean, they hold $139 billion of US equity, so they do have enough firepower to resolve this. But this is Europe and Switzerland and it might take longer. But in the US, I think they have handled as well as they could and it was done in a very swift manner.

Credit Suisse saw more than $450 million in net outflows from its U.S. and European managed funds from Monday to Wednesday, Morningstar Direct said.

With weakening EM currencies, the Rupee is also bound to weaken. For now, the central banks across have become the currency manager and have insulated their currencies against the heat of the external environment by using the FX reserves and so did the RBI actively.

The 167-year-old bank is the biggest name ensnared in market turmoil unleashed by the collapse of U.S. lenders Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank over the past week, forcing the Swiss bank to tap $54 billion in central bank funding.



More events unfolded on Wednesday, as Credit Suisse lost almost a quarter of its value to hit a new record low, after the top shareholder Saudi National Bank ruled out more aid leading.