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Ashwani BhatiaLast Updated at September 5, 2019 01:28 IST

If I have a one-year investment horizon, should I opt for arbitrage or short-duration debt funds? I understand that short-term funds, too, have default risks. What are the risks associated with arbitrage funds? Fundamentally, the returns for short-duration and arbitrage funds should be in the same range. Arbitrage spreads are linked to short-term interest rates in the economy.

Arbitrage funds are, however, relatively low-risk products. These schemes capitalise on profitable arbitrage opportunities (price differential in a stock) between cash and futures markets. The risk that an …

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First Published: Thu, September 05 2019. 01:28 IST

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