Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My thoughts

Please do read my interview published in NextLevel Ambition and give your valuable feedback

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sensex is down 5% but your MF may not be so...How?? Find out

Dear Investor,

Sensex has touched all time high of 29,045 on 8th September 2016 closing, as far as this year is concerned. From that level till yesterday it falls 1,516 points which is -5.22%.

In the same time, BSE Midcap falls only -1.24%, whereas BSE Small cap delivered 2.27% higher.

This will be hardly noticed by the common investor, some of our IFA community as well.

Markets are always dynamic and if somebody keep looking at the number, they will be in a better position to understand what is moving and what is not, which is very important when it comes to fund selection.

I have listed down 50 funds across the category which is normally advised by many of my IFA friends.

Reliance Small cap
DSPBR Microcap
L&T Emerging Business
MOSL Focused Long Term
L&T Midcap
Sundaram SMILE
Mirae Emerging Bluechip
Kotak Midcap
BSL Pure Value Fund
DSPBR Small & Midcap
BSL Equity
Invesco Mid N Small
L&T India Value
Sundaram Select Midcap
Franklin Smaller Co
Mosl Midcap 30
UTI Midcap
Principal Emerging
IDFC Sterling
SBI Magnum Balanced
Mosl Multicap 35
Franklin Prima
DSPBR Balanced
HDFC Midcap Opp
IDFC Premier
L&T India Prudence
BSL Balanced 95
HDFC Prudence
ICICI Pru Balanced
Tata Balanced
IPru Balanced Adv
ICICI Pru Multicap
DSPBR Equity
Reliance Reg Savings Bal
IDFC Classic
IDBI Diversified
SBI Bluechip
Franklin Balanced
Mirae India Opp
HDFC Equity
DSPBR Focus 25
Franklin Prima Plus
UTI Opportunities
HDFC Top 200
DSPBR Top 100
BSL Frontline
IPru Value Discovery
Franklin Bluechip
IPru Focused Bluechip
IPru Select Largecap

Some Interesting Observation

1. Small cap and Microcap fund has delivered more return than small cap index, though mentioned funds are not exactly belonging to this index.
2. Midcap index is down by -1.24%, whereas many midcap funds delivered positive return.
3. Sensex falls -5.22%, all the large cap fund falls lesser than the index.
4. Balanced fund delivered FLAT to -1.5%, which is very good as far as, those who seek monthly cash flows are concerned.
5. Multi cap protected downside as well as delivered good returns. Somebody wants stable return.
6. ICICI Pru Value discovery is lagging compared to BSL Pure Value and L&T India Value Fund. BSL and L&T is continuously getting momentum in that category! One of the reason could be size, it is always debatable.
7. When am writing around 9.30 am today, the market is already 200 points up. As long as your waiting period is 3 plus years, don't bargain for minimal correction, sometime you were forced to buy at high level or you will never buy also!
8. Still small cap are trading at discount to the 2008 peak and everyone is worried about the valuation. More than the cap, stock selection is the key. Many fund houses have increased their research analyst head count in the recent past.
9. Rise and falls are very quick in the bull market, instead of looking for news, micro and macro data, numbers at various point will give you better clarity I believe. This data will help you to do lot of strategy going forward.
10. Last, but not the least "No fund manager is keeping the same stock for longer years in their portfolio due to volatility of the stock performance. In some cases, if it grows bigger than they expected they have to reduce their weight to comply regulation. In some cases, they have to match their performance with the peer group. These kind of data really helps to take better informed decision than ever before.

I thank Mr.
B. Padmanaban, CFPCM 
of  for his help in generating the article. 

Srikanth Matrubai,   CEO, SriKavi Wealth 

Mobile: 9972520155

Friday, October 14, 2016

Don't delay your Investment

The cost of delaying your savings/investment is deadlier than even inflation.
The earlier you put your money to work, the more it earns for you. The earlier you invest, the earlier your money starts working for you.
So, instead of investing more money later in your life, invest small now to achieve the same desired target corpus.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Take charge of Your Financial Future

I wish I had learnt more about the power of compounding – I am paying the price for not learning about compounding. this meant I have less money
I did not BOTHER to learn the difference between Savings and Investments so I just saved did not invest
I did not BOTHER to learn that Income funds helps one to defer tax by a huge time and that would be smarter
I did not BOTHER to learn about medical insurance so ended up footing the whole bill myself
I did not BOTHER to tell my ……..that I will help them only for essentials NOT FOR extravagant functions/festivals
I did not BOTHER telling my relatives about medical insurance – so I   had to bear their medical expenses/emergencies
I did not BOTHER to find out that LIC policies were good for the agent and not for me
I did not BOTHER to find out what my broker was doing so I actually do not know whether he cheated me or it was my GREED
I did not BOTHER to sit and calculate and tell my wife how much we need for our other GOALS – so we bought a big house
I did not BOTHER to tell my wife and children what kinda wedding / education we could afford
IT HURT MY EGO to tell my daughter that I could not pay her fees for studying abroad
Till I saw your blog (which was when I turned 43) I did not know that my PF was not ENOUGH for retirement
Simple message: Take responsibility. Take charge of your money. Take charge of your money life. Get a Good Advisor