Last Week in Mutual Funds: 13th October

All that you need to know about Mutual Funds this week

The market broke its five-week losing streak and ended the week in green. Sensex rose 1.04%, while Nifty rose 1.51%. RBI’s decision to inject liquidity by purchasing government securities worth Rs 12,000 crore was well received by the market. Crude oil fell below $80 and positive quarterly results further bolstered market sentiment.

Over the past 28 years going back to 1990, Nifty has had a 10% or more decline every 14-16 month or so. Nifty is currently down ~11% from its peak. A 10% or more decline has been a good time to invest for the long term, i.e for 5 – 10 years.

Net inflows into equity mutual funds rose to a four-month high of Rs 11,172 crore in September. The monthly SIP inflow was up 40% year on year at Rs 7,727 crore in September, compared to Rs 5,516 crore in Sep ’17.

We looked at what Kuverians are doing during this phase of high market volatility, and it seems that they are doing exactly what smart investors should do – Nothing!

 

Index Returns:

BSE Sensex and NIFTY were up by 1.04% and 1.51% respectively. Small Cap rallied by 2.31% whereas Mid Cap Index went up by 2.02% for the week.

Index Weekly open Weekly close Change
BSE Sensex 34,376.99 34,733.58 1.04%
Nifty 10,316.45 10,472.50 1.51%
S&P BSE SmallCap 13,840.26 14,159.43 2.31%
S&P BSE MidCap 14,003.81 14,286.22 2.02%

Source- BSE/NSE

 

Top 5 best performing funds:
Name Week 3Y Category
KOTAK WORLD GOLD 5.4% 4.4% Fund of Funds
SBI BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES 5.1% 18.2% Sectoral
HSBC INFRASTRUCTURE EQUITY 4.4% -3.6% Sectoral
LIC BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES 4.1% 0.2% Sectoral
INVESCO INDIA FINANCIAL SERVICES 4.1% 14.5% Sectoral

Source – Kuvera.in

 

What investors bought:

We saw the most inflows in these 5 schemes –

Name 1Y 3Y Category
MIRAE ASSET EMERGING BLUECHIP -4.8% 15.2% Large & Mid Cap
HDFC SMALL CAP 4.2% 17.1% Small Cap
L&T EMERGING BUSINESSES -7.4% 17.2% Small Cap
KOTAK STANDARD MULTICAP -2.0% 11.2% Multi Cap
MIRAE ASSET INDIA EQUITY 0.5% 12.2% Multi Cap

Source – Kuvera.in

 

What investors sold:

We saw the most outflows in these 5 schemes (excluding liquid and short-term schemes) –

Name 1Y 3Y Category
HDFC TOP 100 1.8% 10.1% Large Cap
FRANKLIN INDIA SMALLER COMPANIES -11.2% 9.9% Small  Cap
ICICI PRU BALANCED ADVANTAGE 2.4% 8.8% Balanced Advantage
TATA INDIA CONSUMER 1.5% 20.6% Sectoral
SBI EQUITY HYBRID 0.9% 9.0% Aggressive Hybrid

Source – Kuvera.in

 

Movers and shakers at fund house:

1/ DHFL Pramerica Mutual Fund announced the resignation of Rajesh Iyer from the post of CEO. Ajit Menon has been appointed as the interim CEO.

2/ Reliance Mutual Fund has sought SEBI nod to launch a Capital Protection Oriented Fund. This close-ended fund will be investing primarily in debt and money market securities.

 

Quote of the week:

Unlike your doctor, lawyer, or accountant, your broker is not a ‘fiduciary’: that is, he is under no legal obligation to place your interest above his.

 – William Bernstein

 

This market update was initially published by CNBCTV18 in the Personal Finance section.

Manvendra Singh Rathore is an Analyst at Kuvera.in: India’s first completely free Direct Mutual Fund investing platform.

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