In this fifth episode of our Prime Podcast, host Pavithra Jaivant engages in a insightful discussion with Vidya Bala, co-founder of PrimeInvestor, focusing on "How much returns to expect from your equity investments?" The episode commences with a roundup of significant financial news, from the Nifty's fleeting encounter with the 20,000 mark to intriguing buyback plans. Vidya sheds light on recent big demergers in the market, notably the one involving ITC's hotel business, and the emergence of Reliance's foray into the asset management sector through a collaboration with BlackRock.
The central theme revolves around investors' perennial dilemma of setting realistic return expectations for equity mutual funds. Vidya provides valuable insights into how investors typically arrive at such expectations and the pitfalls of relying solely on past performance, emphasizing the significance of equity risk premium and the necessity of being mindful of macroeconomic indicators such as GDP growth and inflation when sett