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FEFI falls 3.7% in January 2010
February 5, 2010

The Fundsupermart All-Equity Fund Index January Update


Author : iFAST Research Team



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FEFI Performance UPDate

The New Year started with a bang with the SENSEX going up all the way to 17,701 but subsequently settling back to 16000 levels, losing almost 6.3% on a month-on-month basis. Some of the reasons that led to the fall were the fears of a rate hike by the RBI on account of higher-than-expected WPI inflation, a rate hike by China, and a correction in the international markets.

As on 31 January 2010, the FEFI closed at 1831.56 points, registering a 3.7% loss. The equity fund managers did a good job in January, considering that the fall in the FEFI is less than the BSE SENSEX, and other broad-based indices like BSE 500 and S&P CNX 500 With SENSEX, BSE 500 and S&P CNX 500 losing 6.34%, 4.86% and 4.0% respectively.

 

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Table 1: FEFI Index levels

FEFI - IN

Year-to-date (%)

31 December 2009

1831.56

-

31 January 2010

1763.09

-3.7

Table 2: Top 5 Equity funds on our platform in January

 

Sector

YTD Returns

MTD Returns

ICICI PRUDENTIAL DISCOVERY FUND - GROWTH

Contra

0.37%

0.37%

IDFC PREMIER EQUITY FUND GROWTH

Contra

0.27%

0.27%

SBI MAGNUM MIDCAP FUND- GROWTH

Midcap

-0.10%

-0.10%

ICICI PRUDENTIAL EMERGING STAR - GROWTH

Diversified

-0.37%

-0.37%

EDELWEISS ABSOLUTE RETURN EQUITY FUND- GROWTH

Specialty

-0.69%

-0.69%

 Clearly, the Contra / Value  funds performed well in January. Both the top performing funds for the equity segment are contra funds. The remaining funds in the top five funds list delivered negative returns on a month-on-month basis.

 Table 3: Bottom 5 Equity funds on our platform in January

 

Sector

YTD Returns

MTD Returns

SUNDARAM BNP PARIBAS SELECT FOCUS APPRECIATION

Specialty

-6.9%

-6.9%

BSL INTERNATIONAL EQUITY PLAN A -GROWTH

Global

-7.3%

-7.3%

JM LARGE CAP FUND- GROWTH  

Specialty

-7.4%

-7.4%

BSL COMMODITIES EQUITIES FUND GLOBAL MULTI COMMODITY PLAN RETAIL- GROWTH

Global

-7.6%

-7.6%

MIRAE ASSET GLOBAL COMMODITY STOCKS FUND- GROWTH

Global

-8.8%

-8.8%


As for the worst performing funds, the funds with exposure to companies outside India ended up at the bottom. Globally, most of the equity indices fell in January due to the rate hike in China. The MSCI World Index fell by over 4% while the rupee appreciated by 0.8% in January. Both these factors led to a negative performance of global equity funds.


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