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Finding a cure

Mutual fund expenses can affect your returns significantly. But not much has been said about it. Our latest issue says everything you need to know about these expenses

Mutual Fund InsightHigh mutual fund expenses are like a chronic, undetected disease. They hollow out your returns without showing any overt symptoms. But make no mistake, the damage is happening every day. Every investor should understand what mutual fund expenses are, how they are charged, and how different various funds are. To know everything about expenses, read the cover story of the September 2016 issue of Mutual Fund Insight, 'Is your fund overcharging?'.

There's a lot more in this issue. Here are some of the other features that will help you make better investments and generate higher returns:

  • First Page: Dhirendra Kumar explains how investors' different mindsets affect their returns.
  • Category Watch: Mutli-cap funds strive to give you the best of all worlds, and many of them succeed in doing so
  • Fund Analyst Choice: Eight top-performing multi-cap funds, chosen for you by our analysts
  • Top-Rated Funds: Funds that are rated five star by us
  • The Plan: 33 years old Chethan's life has been disrupted by an accident that has left him disabled. Our analysts plan how he will cope with caring for himself and his family
  • Ask Value Research: Our team answers savings and investment queries from readers
  • Fund Radar: Our news and notes about happenings in the world of mutual funds:
    • How SEBI's diktat to AMCs to merge similar funds fits HDFC's two leading funds
    • How to use NPS as an excellent, high-returns alternative to fixed deposits and aven savings accounts
  • Fund Reporter: Our digest of the month's most useful mutual fund news

  • Inside Funds: Learn about sectors and companies from trends in mutual funds' portfolios
  • Interview: Rajeev Thakkar, CIO of PPFAS Mutual Fund discusses how investing in US companies fits well in his domestic fund's strategy
  • Getting Personal: Ritesh Jain, Chief Investment Officer, Tata Mutual Fund, tells us about his personal and professional life
  • Portfolio Moves: An analysis of Birla Sun Life Small & Midcap Fund
  • Quick Chat: Jayesh Gandhi, Fund Manager of Birla Sun Life Small & Midcap Fund discusses his fund's performance and prospects
  • Direct Advice: Aarati Krishnan shows why risk-taking makes no sense in debt funds
  • And the Point Is...: Vivek Kaul explains a classic sales trick played on customers by real estate sales agents
  • Value Research Online: Our Equity Fund Card, downloadable for free from our website shows you everything you need to know about a fund at one glance
  • Scoreboard: India's most comprehensive mutual fund scorecard. Key performance numbers and investment details for each fund

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