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Pain in equities is expected to continue in the short-term, but investors with longer horizon must stay the course

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There is pain in the equity markets, but avoid pausing your SIPs in equity funds. (File photo)

Sanjay Kumar SinghKarthik Jerome New Delhi
Diversified equity funds have struggled to deliver satisfactory category average returns over the past 12 months. Large-cap funds have yielded a meagre return of 0.6 per cent, mid-cap funds have generated 1.9 per cent, while small-cap funds have fared slightly better with a return of 3.4 per cent.

Perfect storm

This challenging market environment is due to a ‘perfect storm’ of various problems arising in quick succession. “First, there was the Russia-Ukraine war. Then the interest-rate environment shifted drastically from very low to very high rates. There have been growth-related concerns in several major economies. And recently there has been the banking

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First Published: Mar 24 2023 | 7:38 PM IST

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