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Friday, May 29, 2009

My Blog is World's 3rd BEST!!!!

I recently received a Mail from, a US based etf site which has ranked my Blog http:// among the Top 50 50 Buy and Hold Investing Blogs and mine has been ranked at NO.3.
This is what the email said :

“From: Jimmy Atkinson
Sent: Thu, 14 May 2009 21:59:42 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Good Funds Advisor Named a Top 50 Buy and Hold Investing Blog


Just in case you
have not yet noticed, Good Funds Advisor was named a top 50 buy and hold investing
blog at ETF Database earlier this week. I thought you and your readers might
want to check out the rest of the list. Let me know if you have any feedback, or
feel free to leave a comment directly on the blog post. http



I dedicate this success to YOU. Yes, you dear readers, who keep visiting my blog and come up with interesting suggestion.
So, guys check out my blog http:// and tell me how can I further improve my blog and make it No.1.
Thanks to you all
Srikanth Shankar Matrubai

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ICICI Target Return Fund - Invest

Srikanth Shankar Matrubai

A rare NFO, which is good

ICICI has come with a New Fund Offer named ICICI Prudential Target Returns Fund, an Open Ended Diversified Fund. The objective of the Fund is to Generate Capital Appreciation by investing in equity/equity related instruments of BSE100 and, providing investors with options to withdraw their investment automatically based On Triggers as when and when achieved.

The fund offers investors an option to switch out their capital appreciation or entire investment when the fund reaches a particular target, preset at either at 12%, 20%, 50% or 100%. This will help the investor to book his profit and protect any downward fall.

A back testing carried by the AMC shows that a trigger @ 20% moved into even a normal savings account would have given a return of 14.92 on a Rs.10 NAV., whereas not using the trigger would have left your NAV at 10.04 inspite of the NAV having touched a high of 21.
(This Simulation is based on a Value of Rs.10 invested on 01 Jan 2006 till March 2009).

This scheme will give comfort to first-time investors, who usually come when markets are at peak and then lose out money when they fall. This scheme will book profits regularly in a discipline manner. Profit booking in a disciplined manner is essential. Investors tend to become greedy when they see appreciation and become fearful during correction and this fund will eliminate such greed. The Trend seen in the last two years clearly shows that a bit of Active approach is essential even in Mutual Fund investments and this Fund addresses this need.

Positives :
1) The Trigger Mechanism will automatically ensure Rebalancing.
2) With Triggers, Returns are locked at regular returns and Value is preserved in the event of a Subsequent fall.
3) The fund intends to invest in Large Caps, which is a comforting factor.
4) The Fund is being launched after the Stock Market have seen a Big Correction and is Attractively Valued, thus the probability of the Fund achieving its 'Targets' is rather high.

1) The biggest negative of the Fund is that due the Mandate, the Fund Manager is forced to Sell out Stocks as soon the Stated Target is achieved and may well miss Higher Returns if held.
2) There is no Guarantee that the Fund will meet its 'Trigger Target' if the Markets were to stay Range Bound to Negative.
3) In the Event of a Bull Run similar to 2 years back, than there is a risk of losing the Benefits of compounding Returns.

The Fund should do well and one can invest going by the Fact that the Fund will be investing in Large Caps and the Markets too look attractive over the Next two years at least. The Fund may not give Huge Gains but does promise to protect your gains in the event of a market crash.

Invest with the Option of 20% Trigger Target and Switch to ICICI Liquid Plan - dividend Reinvestment Option.

One can consider investing in this Fund

Best of luck,
Srikanth Shankar Matrubai

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Taurus Mutual Fund has launched a New Fund named Taurus
The New Fund Offer has already open now and will close on 20 March 2009.
The Fund is particularly targetted at Investors who want to put their money in a Shariah-compliant instrument. The fund will make investments only in the shares of companies that are compliant with the dictates of the Shariah, which forbids ties with companies involved in banking, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, non-halal meat or pornography. As interest cannot be earned on investments made as per Shariah laws, the fund will not invest in debt either.

New Funds are a strict no-no for me. And coming from a Fund House with a pathetic trackrecord, it is better to avoid the New fund Offer. The fact that Fund's stock universe is limited may also restrict its potential to deliver high returns. Better to stick to an existing Diversified Fund.

Best of luck,
srikanth shankar Matrubai

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


JM basic fund SIP

Dear Sir
My sip for jm basic fund(G)expires on 25 jan,it was from last one year.Should i continue or not.I have 8 diff. sip of 1000/pm and plannig for 10 year.Others are sbi Contra,hdfc prudence,hsbc equity,Magnum global,diversi power reliance,rel vision and growth,icici infra.All r growth option.I have to re-arrange portfolio,pl advice.

Dear Uday,
JM Basic Fund has been one of the Disasters of 2008. In fact, the JM Fund House itself has had a Disasterous Year in 2008. Almost all their Funds lost heavily, in fact more than the Benchmark and some Funds lost even 80%.

Their investment
approach too seems to be losing focus looking at thier portfolio. You are advised to STOP your sip in this Fund and Discontinue the same.
Regarding your other Funds, here is my take on each of them :
SBI Contra - Continue
HDFC Prudence — Continue
HSBC Equity — Continue
Magnum Global - Discontinue and switch to Birla Sunlife Equity Fund
Reliance Divesified Power - Discontinue and Switch your SIP to Fidelity Equity Fund
Reliance Vision - Continue
Reliance Growth - continue
ICICI Infra - Stop and Switch your SIP to ICICI Dynamic Fund

And your JM Basic SIP can be routed to a Better Looking and much more promising Sundaram Select Focus Fund.
BEst of luck,
Srikanth Shankar Matrubai,

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