Wondering if you did the right thing with your mutual fund investments?
Omkeshwar Singh, Head, Rank MF, a mutual fund investment platform, will answer your queries.
If you want his advice on your mutual fund investments, please mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, 'Mutual Fund Query', along with your name, and Omkeshwar will offer his unbiased views.
Anita Saxena: The money I had invested in mutual funds has reduced substantially. Should I make further investment in mutual funds? If yes what mutual funds would you suggest with three year horizon?
Omkeshwar Singh: Request if you could share your present portfolio of schemes for further direction on existing investments. Yes, you can further invest in mutual funds, and the suggested funds, all 5-star rated funds, for 3-year duration are as under:
- ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund – Growth
- Sbi Multi Asset Allocation Fund – Growth
- DSP Equity & Bond Fund – Growth
- Axis Equity Hybrid Fund Regular Plan -- Growth
Rajat Yadu: I invested nearly Rs 3 lakh in mutual funds like Canara Robeco, LT, HDFC, Motilal Oswal, about 18 months back. After a month’s investment, got Rs 14,000 plus in total. But since then it is always in minus. Present rise of market due to FM relaxing taxes gave some rise but still there is a deficit of some Rs 22,000 in total.
What should I do? Should I redeem or hold?
Omkeshwar Singh: Requesting Kindly share the name of the schemes
Ravi Shastri: I am investing through SIP in HDFC Top 100 Debt Mutual Funds for the past seven years. Of late it's not performing well. Should I exit or hold on? Please advise.
Omkeshwar Singh: HDFC Top 100 is 4-star rated fund; however, a few suggested 5-star rated funds are as under:
- Axis Bluechip Growth
- Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Growth
- UTI Equity Fund Growth
Navin Kumar: I have following SIPs of different value. Could you please give your expert opinion in the view of current scenario?
- ICICI Prudential bluechip Fund- Growth
- Reliance small cap Fund- Growth (Nippon)
- SBI small cap Fund Regular Growth
- Sundaram mid cap Fund Regular Growth
- Sundaram Select Focus Regular Plan-Growth
- HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund-Growth
Sugumaran Jayaraman: I have recently started investing in mutual funds through SIPs. I have two queries
1. My age is 40 and I am a single earning member. Is my portfolio right?
2. Is it better to invest directly or through third parties? I have invested through ICICIDirect and Geojit. ABSL and HDFC have done directly.
Request your suggestion. Thank you in advance. My investment details are as below:
1. ABSL Frontline Equity Fund - Direct plan - Growth – Rs 5000/month
2. HDFC Hybrid Equity Fund - Direct plan - Growth – Rs 5000/month
3. SBI Blue Chip fund - Regular - Growth – Rs 7000/month
4. ICICI Prudential Blue Chip Fund - Growth – Rs 7000/month
5. Franklin India Focused Equity Fund – Rs 2000/month
6. DSP Focus Fund - Regular - Growth – Rs 2000/month
7. L&T Infrastructure - Growth – Rs 2000/month
Ramanamurthy: I am having 12,821.3132 units of ICICI Pension Flexi Growth and 19092.5076 units of Pension Multiplier Fund. Please advise me what to do?
Omkeshwar Singh: A term insurance plan and investment via mutual funds are better for wealth creation compared to investment via insurance product. Therefore, if the corpus is required after 10 years and above the recommended schemes -- all 5-star rated funds -- are as under:
- Axis Focused 25 - Growth
- Tata Large and Mid-cap - Growth
- UTI Equity Fund - Growth
- Motilal Oswal Multi-cap 35
- DSP Mid-cap Fund - Growth
Kailas Menon: I invest in SIPs of varying amount between Rs 1,000 and Rs 4,000 in the following funds: Is this balance right?
1. HDFC Equity Fund
2. HDFC Top 100 Fund
3. SBI Equity Hybrid Fund - near expiry
4. Kotak Bluechip Fund - near expiry
5. Tata Ethical Fund - near expiry
6. Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund
7. Axis Midcap Fund
8. ICICI Prudential Long Term Bond
Samit Chakraborty: I have the following ongoing SIPs. Please let me know if I should continue with them or switch?
- Franklin Templeton Focused Equity – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
- Axis Long Term Equity – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
- Axis BlueChip – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
- Mirae Emerging BlueChip – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
- Mirae Large Cap – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
- HDFC Index Fund Nifty 50 – Direct Growth – Rs 18,000
I earlier had HDFC Mid Cap Opportunities but switched to HDFC Index Fund as it wasn’t doing that well. I also had Franklin Templeton Equity Fund but switched to Franklin Templeton Focused Equity as above as fund wasn’t doing well and ICICIDirect had recommended Sell.
Vishal Sharda: I am having investments in following mutual funds, which are not performing well. What should I do?
- Reliance Small Cap Fund - Growth Plan Growth Option -- Rs 2,000
- HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Fund - Regular Plan - Growth - Rs 2,000
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