Spotting market trends with Bollinger Bands

As announced earlier, I will be publishing market analysis using long-term technical indicators from the time to time. In the Oct. 2018 edition, we discussed if we are in a bear market. Have things changed now? Let us find out using the Bollinger Bands. They are easy to use and understand forĀ investors to spot long-term … Continue reading Spotting market trends with Bollinger Bands

Want to time the market? Then do it right! Buying on dips is not timing!

Are you interested in timing the market? Then here is how you can do it right. Please do not assume that buying on dips is market timing. It is delusional. In June 2018 I started a market timing aka tactical asset allocation series, and I was surprised by the reactions to it. Most people who … Continue reading Want to time the market? Then do it right! Buying on dips is not timing!

Which are the most popular direct plan mutual funds?

Ever wondered which are the most popular direct plan mutual funds? This is a list of the largest (AUM wise) equity and debt direct plan funds. The data is sourced from AMFI and is as on Sep 2018. The post is inspired by a series of questions by Anath at Facebook group, Asan Ideas for … Continue reading Which are the most popular direct plan mutual funds?

ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund (ICICI Balanced) Performance Review

This is a performance review of ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund (previously called ICICI Balanced) and a comparison with ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund. Let us find out how these funds have fared against equity benchmarks and discuss when to choose which fund. Let us start with the basics. What is the difference between … Continue reading ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund (ICICI Balanced) Performance Review

Why Value Research is wrong to offer one star to Principal Nifty 100 Equal Weight Fund

Principal Nifty 100 Equal Weight Fund has a one-star rating by Value Research (as on 1st Dec 2018 8:44 am). This is completely wrong and yet again shows how flawed mutual fund star ratings are. Allow me to explain. It is all very well to use math, statistics graphs and analysis and offer ratings to … Continue reading Why Value Research is wrong to offer one star to Principal Nifty 100 Equal Weight Fund