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Mutual Funds
June 30, 2020
Stamp duty on mutual fund transactions from July 1; Frequent churning of funds will get expensive

Duty of 0.005% imposed on purchase, switch, SIP, STP, dividend reinvestment, and units bought on exchanges

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Focused Equity Funds
June 30, 2020
What are focused equity funds? How do they fare against multicap funds?

Fund selection remains key because there are schemes with 10-year CAGR of 10-14% while some focused equity MFs have even failed to beat SBI bank fixed deposit rate

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Government bonds
June 28, 2020
Govt to launch new floating rate savings taxable bonds at 7.15%; what you need to know

Suitable for those who need regular income; the interest rate on these 7-year taxable bonds will be reset every six months

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Safe investing
June 25, 2020
Investment lessons from the Covid-19 rout

Buy only when a company fits into your investment strategy. Don’t make your portfolio a collection of stocks – rather it should be a collection of businesses fulfilling your strategy, says Amit Gupta

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income tax return
June 25, 2020
Income tax returns can now be filed till November 30 for FY20

Deadline for investments to save tax extended to July 31, 2020 while due date for linking PAN with Aadhar extended to March 31, 2021

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debt mutual fund trends
June 24, 2020
Franklin update: Collects 2,000 cr in 6 funds being wound up; 2 funds ready to start returning money as legal hurdles pass

From April 24, 2020 to June 15, 2020, the 6 schemes have received Rs 1,964.21 crore from maturities, pre-payments, and coupon payments, according to Sapre

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Debt Funds
June 24, 2020
Franklin MF debt funds court update: 6 cases transferred to Karnataka HC, to decide matter in 3 months

The Supreme Court has transferred the matters, originally filed in different courts, to a single court which will hear and finally decide the matter within three months

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Debt fund strategy
June 23, 2020
Debt funds market went through a churn in last 2 months; who are top losers and gainers

Investors were more bothered about capital protection rather than above FD returns from debt funds, especially after the recent shutdown of a few debt mutual fund schemes of Franklin Templeton

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Jennifer Johnson Franklin Templeton
June 18, 2020
Franklin Templeton moves to indemnify trustees amid legal cases; have trustees done their job?

By rushing to give indemnity to trustee directors amid the ongoing legal cases, Franklin Templeton has added fuel to the fire

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debt exposure
June 18, 2020
Franklin Templeton June 15 update: 2 funds get Rs 188 cr as prepayment from borrowers

Four of the six funds that are being wound up have between 10% to 38% of AUM as outstanding borrowings as on June 15

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