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Mutual fund investors showing great appetite for assuming risk: Dhirendra Kumar

Mutual fund investors showing great appetite for assuming risk: Dhirendra Kumar

Finance
One would have thought that new investors who came into mutual funds will be running away. But they are getting into riskier category of funds and the scale of flow is quite significant, says Dhirendra Kumar, Founder & CEO, Value Research. Excerpts from an interview with ETNOW.It is heartening to see investors sticking with their SIPs irrespective of the news flow. At least they are staying put in liquid funds?Yes, not only liquid funds, equity funds have shown great resilience and mutual fund investors are showing great appetite for assuming risk. If you look at the kind of money flowing into focus funds, the scale of money coming into midcap funds is quite significant. It is also quite sizable. One would have thought that new investors who came into mutual funds will be running away...
Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane denies showing Real Madrid winger disrespect

Sports
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has denied showing disrespect to Gareth Bale, and claimed the Wales forward refused to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich on Sunday.Zidane has said Bale is "very close to leaving" the club and that his exit would be "best for everyone".Those comments led Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett to complain Zidane had "no respect" for the 30-year-old. "I haven't shown a lack of respect towards anyone," Zidane said."What I said the other day is that the club was working on Bale's exit."I've always said the same thing: the players are the most important ones in all of this. Whenever there's a player involved, I'll always back them."Football Daily podcast: Bale...
Analyst: Military parades can be good showing off strength

Analyst: Military parades can be good showing off strength

World
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's plan for a show of military might and speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Independence Day is similar to military parades in countries like India and France, but actually could be viewed more as a tactic to remind Americans that the United States remains the superpower of the world despite China's growing prominence, a defense expert said Wednesday. The ceremony will feature M1 Abrams tank, Bradley fighting vehicle and other vehicles on static display. A march by ceremonial troops and flyovers of the Blue Angels, F-35 stealth jets and Air Force One jumbo jet are also expected. Countries like India, France and Singapore have showcased their military hardware on days of national importance. A defense researcher said that the military is a vital element ...
Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

Technology
Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a major Earth sciences conference paint one of the bleakest pictures yet of dramatic warming in the Arctic and Antarctica. Alaskan scientists described to The Associated Press Tuesday never-before-seen melting and odd winter problems, including permafrost that never refroze this past winter and wildlife die-offs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tuesday released its annual Arctic report card, detailing the second warmest year on record in the Arctic and problems, including record low winter sea ice in parts of the region, increased toxic algal blooms, which are no...
Women protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

Women protest acquittal in Irish rape case by showing their underwear

World
Women in Ireland and on social media are showing their underwear as a sign of protest over the acquittal in a rape case where the defense used the victim’s underwear as evidence of consent. On Nov. 6, a 27-year-old man who was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl was acquitted after his defense attorney showed the girl’s underwear as evidence, prompting hundreds of Irish women to take to the streets in protest over what they say is victim blaming. During the trial in Cork, Ireland, defense attorney Elizabeth O’Connell presented jurors with a lacy thong worn by the girl on the night of the alleged incident, according to The Irish Examiner. O’Connell asked jurors, “Does the evidence out-rule the possibility that she was attracted to the defendant and was op...