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Planning to invest? Short-duration funds safer option for retail investors

Rising yields at shorter end of curve will benefit these funds as liquidity level tightens

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Sanjay Kumar Singh  |  New Delhi 



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Investors must avoid choosing debt funds based on past returns, and instead select them based on a forward-looking assessment

The one-year returns of different categories of debt funds are broadly in line with their average duration — longer-duration funds and gilt funds have performed the best, followed by medium-to-long-duration funds, with shorter-duration funds bringing up the rear. However, must avoid choosing debt funds based on past returns, and instead select them based on a forward-looking assessment.

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First Published: Fri, January 29 2021. 06:10 IST

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