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Types of Mutual Funds
There are various types of mutual funds that exist, catering to different people based on their needs. They can be categorized into:
1. Growth or Equity Funds: They invest mainly in equities and have a primary objective of wealth creation or capital appreciation. They also have an added potential of generating higher returns over long-term investment.
2. Income Funds: These are funds which invest in fixed income securities such as bonds or government securities, commercial papers and debentures, bank certificates of deposits, as well as money market instruments like commercial paper and treasury bills.
3. Hybrid Funds: They invest in fixed income and equities, offering the best of both worlds. They also have the benefits of growth potential and income generation.
The benefits of investing in mutual funds include the wide range of types you can choose from.
Our topic is a popular investment choice: Mutual funds. Simply put, a mutual fund buys and sells stocks, bonds, other securities… But how does it raise the money for all this buying? By selling shares in the fund to people like you. The mutual fund hopefully goes on to make money, keeps a chunk to cover costs, pays the managers…THEN whatever profit is left, is paid out to you – the shareholder.
There are gazillion types of Mutual funds, but they ALL have the same 3 features:
1 – They all state an “investment objective” for what the fund wants to achieve
2 – Every mutual fund has a manager – or managerS – who run it
3 – All of them offer a “reinvestment plan”, so you can plow your profits right back into buying more shares
Now all this is just an appetizer of information… for the 8-course meal on mutual funds, you need a professional. Of the investment kind. From Wall Street E, of course …
Watch this video to understand how to choose the right type of mutual fund which will help you fulfil your goal and help achieve your investment objective.
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Ultra short-term funds are a type of mutual funds that invest in fixed-income instruments which are mostly liquid and have short-term maturities. Recurring Deposit is a special kind of Term Deposit offered by banks in India which help people with regular incomes to deposit a fixed amount every month and earn interest at the rate applicable to Fixed Deposits. Investing in ultra-short debt funds are a good mutual plan investment as it offers best and more returns than recurring deposits. These funds offer 9 – 12% returns while recurring deposits give 5 to 6% of returns. However, there are moderate risks associated with ultra-short term funds. So you need to do some research and then invest your money in it. These are the best ultra-short debt funds in India:
Indiabulls ultra-short term debt funds
ICICI PRUDENTIAL FLEXIBLE INCOME PLAN
HDFC FLOATING RATE INCOME FUND–ST PLAN
ADITYA BIRLA SL SAVINGS FUND
FRANKLIN INDIA ULTRA SHORT BOND F
Visit their websites and invest accordingly.
Mutual Fund is a type of investment fund that pools a collection of money from different investors to buy securities like stocks and bonds. These funds are managed by financial officers who allocate the fund’s assets and attempt to yield profits for the investors.
Now, there is always some mutual fund risk. They can be Market Risks, which implies that the fund assets don’t perform well in the market either due to recession, inflation or change in supply-demand or even a natural calamity.
There is a Liquidity Risk, which can happen if the assets are not sold to a buyer and the investment can’t be redeemed without a loss for the investor. Then, there is Concentration Risk where you could run losses if you concentrate all your money into one scheme only. You can reduce the risk by mutual fund risk diversification.
Mutual Fund diversification, also known as risk diversification, is the process of investing in more than one type of mutual funds. This way you reduce the risk of losing all your assets because, even if one fund doesn’t perform well, there are others to compensate for your loss. You could buy shares in equity funds, invest shares to buy bonds in debt funds or keep a mix of both in Balance funds. The debt funds promise larger returns and are tax-efficient.
You can check your rights as an investor as laid down by the AMFI. In case you are a fund distributor, AMFI has banned the use of “Mutual funds sahi hai”, or MFSH for advertising mutual funds so be careful.