Can I use ultra short duration funds instead for short-term goals?

A reader asks, “You usually recommend money market funds for short-term goals. Can we also consider Ultra Short Duration Funds for this purpose?’ The definition of money market funds is simple: “Investment in Money Market instruments having maturity up to 1 year”.Ultra-short duration funds are defined as “investment in Debt & Money Market instruments such…

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UTI Gilt Fund with 10 year Constant Duration: Is this a right time to invest?

UTI Gilt Fund with 10-year Constant Duration is an open-ended debt scheme that invests predominantly in government securities issued by central and state governments. The weighted average portfolio maturity will be maintained at around ten years. A reader wants to know if this is the right time to buy such a product. Also, The fund…

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Gilt funds vs Dynamic Bond Funds vs Corporate Bond Funds: Which is the better choice?

There are several misconceptions surrounding debt mutual fund selection. We shall discuss a couple of them in this article. Many investors believe dynamic bond funds are better than gilt mutual funds because of active fund manager calls on the portfolio’s duration. Investors also believe that corporate bond funds (or banking and PSU funds) are less…

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