📄 New framework for multi-cap MFs & Fed’s new inflation policy.
Orowealth Weekend Reads: September 20, 2020
LAST WEEK MARKET MOVES
|Sensex||Nifty||Nifty Midcap 100||Nifty Smallcap 100|
|38,845.82 (-0.02%)||11,504.95 (+0.35%)||17,399.45 (+3.78%)||5,991.50 (+6.04%)|
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NEWS WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued a clarification on a circular it had released pertaining to the asset allocation requirements for multi-cap mutual funds. It said the funds have several options to adhere to the criteria set out by it regarding the way invested money is allocated for multi-cap schemes. Fund houses could rebalance the portfolio to meet the requirements or could merge a multi-cap scheme with a large-cap scheme. They could allow unitholders to switch to other schemes or could reassign a multi-cap scheme to another category like a large cum mid-cap scheme. The capital markets regulator felt the need to issue this clarification for a circular issued in the previous week which had mandated fund houses to allocate 25% of the assets invested in multi-cap schemes to each of large, mid, and small-cap stocks; fund managers were free to invest the remaining 25% as they pleased. The regulator noted that this circular had led to different views and conclusions, leading it to issue this clarification. SEBI had to issue the guidelines as it had observed that even after being labeled as multi-cap schemes, several funds were skewed towards large-cap stocks with minimal or no exposure to small-cap stocks thus defeating the purpose of a multi-cap scheme.
SEBI has given fund houses until January 31, 2021 to comply with its guidelines and rebalancing the portfolio is just one of the ways to ensure compliance.
In its post monetary policy meeting statement, the US Federal Reserve said that it would not raise interest rates at least through 2023. Stocks rose after the release, but gave up their gains as Chairman Jerome Powell described the central bank’s guidance as “powerful”. The central bank also decided to continue its asset purchases at current levels dampening expectations of an increase in Treasury bond buying. The economic forecasts, which were also released after the meeting, showed that the central bank expects core inflation to remain below its 2% target until 2023. Simultaneously, it expects the unemployment rate to decline to 4% in 2023, below the long-run rate of 4.1%. In light of these projections, the Fed’s guidance was read as dovish by market participants, thus leading to stocks giving up gains. The central bank recently tweaked its monetary policy stance when it decided to let inflation remain above the 2% target for some time before it acts to contain it. And going by its forecasts, it expects the personal consumption expenditure inflation to reach 1.9% to 2% range only in 2023.
While some market participants were worried that inflation could become a problem; the Fed has expressed concerns about disinflation instead.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I believe that in life you should always take the serious things lightly and the light things seriously”. – Zsa Zsa Gabor (a Hungarian-American actress)
Chosen by Pankaj – Orowealth.