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Fund Fundamentals: Hemant Rustagi

Don't ignore your debt portfolio

For most investors, a major cause of worry is their equity fund portfolio. As the stock market is often volatile, investors find themselves on their toes and worried. Since the focus remains on equity, the debt part of the mutual fund portfolio usually gets neglected. Moreover, as debt and debt-related instruments are perceived to be ‘safe’, not many investors feel the need to monitor their debt fund portfolio regularly. By doing so, they not only expose themselves to the risks associated with the impact of interest rate movements on the portfolio, but also compromise in terms of ...