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Total return index is a more transparent benchmark

It takes into account dividend payout of constituent stocks to help investors with better ideas

mutual funds, MFs

DSPBlackrockMutualFundannouncedrecentlythatallitsactiveequityfundswillbebenchmarkedagainsttotal-returnindices.Sofar,onlyQuantumMutualFundbenchmarkeditsequityfundsagainstatotalreturnindex.Theiruseiswidespreadindevelopedmarkets.Expertssayusingatotalreturnindexasbenchmarkisamoretransparentwayofshowcasingfundperformance.  MostequityfundsinIndiaarebenchmarkedagainstprice-returnindices.TheNifty,Sensexandmostotherindiceswecomeacrossareprice-returnindices.“Priceindicesaredesignedtotrackonly ...