About Mutual Funds

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Mutual funds are a good way for investment and get good returns, that’s why even you might have seen through many advertisements that “mutual fund Sahi hai” and as the market is at it’s low,  use of this opportunity for mutual funds to invest now and good returns in future.

When investing in a mutual fund, remember your investment goal and invest accordingly for your:

  • Retirement
  • Own House in the future
  • Your children’s education
  • Marriage
  • Own car

Remember that Mutual funds are subject to market risks so invest after checking all the options.

There are two ways to invest in mutual funds:

  1. SIP
  2. Lumpsum
Know The types of mutual funds and decide which Mutual Funds in India are best for you:

1) Equity Mutual Funds or Long Term Funds:

  • Investing in equity mutual funds is very risky, as the full amount will be invested in the Equity Market butt these funds have the capability to generate higher returns compared to other funds.
  • These types of funds are suitable for long-term goals.

5 Top Best Equity Mutual Funds in India: (Source: ClearTax)

Fund NameReturns
Axis Focus 25 Fund18.60%
ICICI Prudential US Bluechip Equity Fund18.18%
Axis Bluechip Fund16.96%
Aditya Birla Sun Life Banking & Financial Service Fund16.44%
SBI Banking & Financial Service Fund16.29%

2) Balanced Funds:

  • Balanced Funds are also known as hybrid funds with money invested in both stocks and bonds.
  • These funds are ideal for those people who are looking for a mixture of safety, income, and modest capital appreciation.

Top Best Balanced Mutual Funds in India: (Source: ClearTax)

Fund name3-year returns
Mirae Asset Hybrid-Equity Fund11.31%
ICICI Prudential Advisor Series – Conservative Fund10.56%%
Motilal Oswal Dynamic Fund8.98%
SBI Equity Hybrid Fund12.03%
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund9.69%

3) Fixed Income Funds:

  • These types of mutual funds are good for Medium Term and are less risky.
  • The money in these funds is not invested in equity funds.
  • Good fund for earning extra income to complete your daily needs.

4) ELSS Mutual Funds:

  • ELSS funds also known as the Tax Saving Mutual Funds.
  • All the Investors can claim deductions up to Rs 1.5 lakh a year with the ELSS funds as per Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • In these types of funds, there’s no maximum limit to invest and can generate higher returns when compared to the PPF and NPS.

10 Top Best ELSS Mutual Funds in India: (Source: Cleartax)

Fund Name3-year Returns
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund15.88%
Axis Long Term Equity Fund15.88%
Aditya Birla Sun Life Tax Relief 9611.47%
DSP Tax Saver Fund10.68%
Kotak Tax Saver11.98%
Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver Fund12.79%
Motilal Oswal Long Term Equity Fund12.01%
UTI Long Term Equity Fund9.84%
ICICI Prudential Long Term Equity Fund9.52%
SBI Magnum Tax gain Scheme7.61%

5) Liquid Funds:

  • Liquid funds are also known as short-term and ongoing funds.
  • Liquid funds generate very fewer returns but have almost no risk and provide 100% returns.
  • There’s zero exit load in these kinds of funds.

5 Top Liquid Mutual Funds in India to Invest in 2020: (Source: ClearTax)

Fund NameAUM (cr.)1 Year Returns3 Year Returns5 Year Returns
Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund₹40,8356.70%6.99%7.43%
Axis Liquid Fund₹29,1196.61%6.98%7.39%
Nippon India Liquid Fund₹24,2356.69%7.00%7.42%
Franklin India Liquid Fund₹12,5296.85%7.07%7.49%
Baroda Liquid Fund₹6,0716.62%7.00%7.46%

You can invest in mutual funds through 3rd party applications or by visiting directly to the Mutual fund’s companies’ websites.

You can also make use of ET-money, Fisdom, Angel bee applications or websites to invest in mutual funds.

To invest in Direct mutual funds use Mycams, Zerodha application or website.

Also, you can give the request to cancel, redeem and switch funds online or through the Application anytime.

Monthly Investment Amount: 10000
Expected Returns5 years10 years20 years25 years30 years
8.0%7.4 Lac18.3 Lac58.9 Lac95.1 Lac1.5 Cr
10.0%7.7 Lac20.5 Lac75.9 Lac1.3 Cr2.3 Cr
12.0%8.2 Lac23.0 Lac98.9 Lac1.8 Cr3.5 Cr
15.0%8.9 Lac27.5 Lac1.5 Cr3.2 Cr6.9 Cr
20.0 %10.1 Lac37.6 Lac3.1 Cr8.5 Cr22.9 Cr

Difference between Regular and Direct mutual funds:

  • As the name suggests Direct Funds are those mutual funds that you have bought directly from the mutual fund company through their website or application.
  • But Regular Funds, what you have bought through a broker or distributor, and In regular mutual funds company pays a commission to the intermediary but it will not be deducted from your installments and then recovered as an expense from your Mutual Fund plan.
  • When we compare the Direct and Regular Funds the expense ratio is higher for a Regular plan compared to Direct.

Note: When are investing in Mutual Funds return you make on a direct plan is higher by approximately 0.5% for equity funds and approximately 0.2% for debt funds

Also, Read at knowandask:

ELSS Mutual Funds in India [Equity Linked Savings Scheme] save Tax While Creating Wealth.

Liquid Mutual Funds in India for Safe and short investment.

Equity Mutual Funds in India – High Risk but High Returns.

Balanced Mutual Funds in India also called hybrid funds.

Amit Singh Rawat_Knowandask

Amit Singh Rawat: Owner/ Founder of Knowandask a Digital Learning platform to educate yourself learn spread knowledge and share knowledge.

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