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Long bond funds can be volatile, avoid them if seeking stable returns

DNMUM381147 | 1/12/2017 | Author : Joydeep Sen | WC :515

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Investors in fixed income-oriented mutual funds have the option of investing in various categories of funds ranging from plain liquid to long bond funds. These funds vary in their risk-reward profile. Liquid funds are the most stable in returns with portfolio maturity less than three months. Long bond funds are more volatile with portfolio maturity typically in the range of 10 to 15 years, may be higher or lower depending on the fund manager’s views. If interest rate movement works in your favour, your investment in long bond funds will give better returns than liquid funds, and vice versa.
Currently, we expect RBI to ease policy rates further by 0.25% to 0.5%. Inflation is within control, consumer price inflation (CPI) inflation was
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