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    Assessing Financials: The Major Holdings in Indian Funds

    Financials are the major holdings in Indian funds The three funds in this review—the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund (INDAX), the Matthews India Fund (MINDX), and the Wasatch Emerging India Fund (WAINX)—provide investors access to Indian equities. The financial sector represents most of these funds’ respective portfolios, according to their latest releases. As of June […]

    By Pete Raine
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    Why It’s Important to Keep an Eye on India’s CPI Inflation

    Though India’s CPI inflation has come down, certain risk factors could cause it to rise again.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Forecasts Indicate a Strong Indian Macro in 2016

    With 2015 behind us, we will study the prospects of Indian equities in 2016. We will look at certain macro indicators and the performance of the Indian equity market.

    By Pete Raine
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    Analyzing the Historical Returns of 5 India-Focused Funds

    Within the last six years, 2009 was the best year in terms of returns for all three funds in existence then.

    By Pete Raine
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    Is India’s Consumer Price Inflation Indicating a Rate Cut?

    With India’s government committing to maintain its fiscal deficit targets, the RBI can be expected to reduce the repo rate further either at the next scheduled meeting on April 5.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund (INDAX) Portfolio Analysis

    The ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund (INDAX) intends to invest at least 80% of its net assets directly or indirectly in equity and equity linked securities of Indian companies.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Matthews India Fund Portfolio Analyzed

    The Matthews India Fund (MINDX) invests mainly in small-cap and mid-cap Indian stocks. As of November 2015, the fund had $1.5 billion in assets under management.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund Fared in 2015

    In 2015, the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund returned -4.6%. The top holding of the portfolio, Infosys, formed 5.7% of the fund’s portfolio and returned 7.5% in 2015.

    By Pete Raine
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    2015’s Gainers and Losers of the Indian Stock Markets

    In this article, we will analyze the sector-wise performance of Indian stocks for 2015—a dismal year for all sectors.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Do Banks View the Indian Infrastructure Sector?

    Infrastructure companies are normally highly leveraged. A highly leveraged company has a higher dependence on debt from banking and financial institutions.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    India’s Infrastructure Sector Growth Slumped while GDP Improved

    Despite the government’s efforts, the infrastructure sector seems far from being on the recovery path.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Foreign Money Fleeing Indian Shores

    India’s net FPI (foreign portfolio investment) has been negative on almost all days in December, especially for the equity segment, which saw a net outflow of $287 million on December 1.

    By Pete Raine
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    What Drives India’s Construction Sector?

    According to India’s government, the construction sector is valued at over $126 billion.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Major Sectors of the Indian Equity Market

    The current global economy is under stress. Major benchmark equity indexes around the globe have given dismal returns, and India is no exception.

    By Pete Raine
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Does the RBI Expect CPI Inflation to Pan Out?

    The RBI’s assessment was that the CPI inflation would rise after September—based on the fact that the base effect, which has kept it down, would wear off.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why India Needed the Major FDI Reforms Announced This Month

    On November 10, 2015, the government of India announced major reforms in FDI (foreign direct investment). The government has introduced reforms in 15 major sectors of the economy.

    By Pete Raine
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    How Has the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund Performed?

    The YTD return of the ALPS Kotak India Growth Fund is about 1%. On a cumulative basis, the fund has returned 30.8% since inception.

    By Pete Raine
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    Assessing the Multiples and Dividend Yields of Key Indian Stocks

    The Indian market’s PE and PBV multiples were lowest in fiscal 2013. The dividend yield was best in fiscal 2013.

    By Pete Raine
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    Overview: Last 5 Years of Foreign Portfolio Investment in India

    India’s fiscal 2013 was the lowest in terms of market capitalization in the past five years. However, the foreign portfolio witnessed an impressive growth of about 80% in fiscal 2013 over the previous year.

    By Pete Raine
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    Why India’s Equity Market Recovered after Continuous Slides

    In this series, we’ll briefly overview the Indian equity market. Specifically, we’ll analyze trends in the Indian equity market over the past five years.

    By Pete Raine
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    The Projected Path of Consumer Price Index Inflation in India

    According to the RBI, consumer price index inflation is expected to begin rising in September 2015 and continue rising for a few months.

    By David Ashworth
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