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Equity Mutual Funds: Suitable for investors seeking long-term capital growth
The beauty of investing in mutual funds is that there is a suitable product for everyone irrespective of the time horizon, investment objective and income profile. Equity Mutual Funds, with significant exposure to equities, are the perfect solution for investors looking to build long term wealth.What are Equity Funds?Equity Funds are mutual funds that invest the majority of the corpus (minimum 65%) in the shares of listed companies. Such listed companies could be either large companies like HDFC Bank, Infosys, Maruti, IndiGo or smaller companies like Emami, Escorts, Exide. Listed companies...

What are the different types of mutual funds?
When it comes to making investments, a mutual fund is one of the top choices. For both beginner investors and experienced investors, mutual funds provide a way to grow and increase their capital. But, what are mutual funds?Investing as a whole can generally get daunting and risky. Mutual funds pool together resources from different investors and deploy those in a range of assets. Mutual funds are classified based on where these resources are invested. These funds are professionally managed and since they invest money pooled in from a large number of people, the overall risk of investment red...

All about Dynamic Equity Funds
All about Dynamic Equity FundsDynamic Equity Funds are the ones that allocate less to equities when market valuations seem expensive and increase allocation to equities when market valuations look cheap.How do Dynamic Equity Funds work?These funds have a mix of debt and equity in their portfolio. The equity component in such funds varies from 30% to 70-80%, and at times even go up to 100%.Who should invest in Dynamic Equity Funds?Ideally, first-time investors with low risk appetite should invest in these funds.Why should one invest in Dynamic Equity Funds?With these funds, one ...

Debt Mutual Funds: A perfect choice for conservative investors
A common question in investor’s mind: Interest on money lying in savings account is too low and if I park that money in a fixed deposit, return is not great there too plus there is no flexibility. What should I do? The answer to this question for a conservative investor is “Invest in Debt Mutual Funds”.What are Debt Mutual Funds?Debt funds represent the category of mutual funds that invest in a mix of debt or fixed income securities.Debt securities are loans taken by either Government or Companies. These securities have fixed maturity date and pay fixed rate of i...

All about Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds and their tax implications
All about Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds and their tax implicationsAs the very name suggests, the Dynamic Asset Allocation funds refer to the type of mutual funds that are dynamic in nature. Unlike the traditional asset allocation funds that invest in debt and equity in a pre-defined proportion regardless of market conditions, the Dynamic Asset Allocation funds are the ones that allocate funds in equity, equity-linked derivatives and debt—based on pre-defined market indicators, mostly the Price-Earnings (PE) ratio.Why should one choose Dynamic Asset Allocation Funds?Dynamic Asset...

ELSS funds: everything you want to know!
When people look to invest in any instrument, the result expected is high returns and maximum benefits. While most of the mutual funds do offer quick returns and some tax benefits, very few schemes offer the best of both worlds. Equity Linked Savings Scheme (ELSS) not only provide tax efficiency but also impressive returns, which is why they make it to every tax payer’s plan.What is ELSS funds? They are a type of open-ended equity mutual funds that offer tax exemptions under section 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961. A significant chunk of capital goes towards equity funds here. ELSS funds c...

An introduction to mid-cap funds
In recent years, investors have been making a beeline for mid cap equity funds and mid cap stocks, more than large cap funds. What brought on this trend?Year upon year, mid cap mutual funds have been showing consistent high growth. At times, they have even outperformed the large cap fund segment by a wide margin. But as a new investor, you may be tempted to research the fund over the last 3 or 5 years, and not find the kind of fiscal benefit that you are looking for.Mid cap mutual funds are a viable option if you stay invested in them for a longer time frame, and also choose to reinvest ...

Things You Need To Know About ELSS Mutual Funds
Paying taxes is a very painful process for most of us. Every year we have to give out a considerable portion of our hard earned income in the form of taxes. Now, their are certain ways with which we can save taxes but the returns we get on investing into such options are very low and the lock-in period is very high, for ex, public provident funds, which provide an annual interest of 7% per annum which is good, but the minimum lock-in period is 15 years, which is really high. So in this article, we are going to discuss ELSS funds, which not only provide good returns but also have the lowest l...

Mutual Funds: Your Way to a Secured Financial Future
Mutual funds have become one of the primary investment options in these last few decades. They help people to make maximum use of the equity market and other financial sectors for investments. A mutual fund portfolio involves investments in the equity market, corporate or government bonds and short-term debt. Investing in mutual funds has become easier today. They are not much unlike the recurring and fixed deposits that can be done in banks. How do mutual funds make your future secure?Mutual funds have several features that make them more desirable than fixed-income deposits in the bank...

The Main Differences between Mutual Funds and ETFs
There are a number of differences between mutual funds and ETFs, although a lot of people would make note of the similarities which exist between the two. For example, both ETFs and mutual funds hold bonds and stocks (and sometimes even metals or other commodities), the amount of money that can be included in one particular holding, the amount of money that can be borrowed in relation to the size of the portfolio and the country-specific regulations which govern the activities of both mutual funds and ETFs.That, however, is where all similarities end. What comes up next is a list of the many...

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