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Wrong Ways to Ride the Rally

Pick up the latest issue of Mutual Fund Insight to understand what not to do in the equity rally so that you can generate as well as protect returns

Quick, complete this sentence by choosing the right option:

When the equity markets are booming, investors ________ .

  • Make lots of money.
  • Make bad decisions that lead to future losses.
  • Both of the above.

The correct option is, of course, (c).

We have always believed that for investors it is just as important to avoid doing the wrong thing as it is to do right thing. As many investors have realised, poor returns and losses from one or two bad decisions can negate the effect of many good decisions. What’s more, bad decisions are not just about the funds you choose to invest in. They can be about when you invest (or don’t invest!), what type of funds you choose from, how you split your investments among various types of assets and a lot more.

The cover story of our December 2014 issue, which is now on stands, is ‘Wrong Ways to Ride The Rally’. Read it to understand what not to do in the equity rally so that you can generate as well as protect returns.

In 5 Questions, we quiz Atul Kumar, Head, Equity of Quantum Mutual Fund, and AMC which is one of the remarkable new success stories of Indian equity fund management. Typically, Atul is confidently walking a contrarian path in this rally and his answers will give you some food for thought.

We are also starting an interesting new feature ‘Getting Personal’ in which we will talk to a leader from the Mutual Fund industry about everything except funds! Get a glimpse into what drives the people who manage your money. The inaugural feature is Nimesh Shah CEO, ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund.

As always, in The Plan, our experts have analysed an actual investor’s portfolio in detail and suggested a complete restructuring plan. In Buy Sell Hold, our experts answer investment queries from our readers.

And of course, there are regular features like Fund Radar, Fund Diary, and columns from writers like Vivek Kaul and Jay Dubashi, as well as our comprehensive Scorecard of Mutual Fund data.

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