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Can investing in MFs make you a crorepati?

By Omkeshwar Singh
February 20, 2020 10:55 IST
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Wondering if mutual fund investments can help you make you enough money for your retirement and child's marriage?

Omkeshwar Singh, Head, Rank MF, a mutual fund investment platform, answers your queries.

 

If you want his advice on your mutual fund investments, please mail your questions to getahead@rediff.co.in with the subject line, 'Mutual Fund Query', along with your name, and Omkeshwar will offer his unbiased views.

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Shubhadeep Mitra: Kindly advise whether to continue with the following funds with a time horizon of 10 years.

Omkeshwar Singh:

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Shubhadeep Mitra    
1. Aditya Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund-Growth Equity - Focused Fund 4
2. Axis Bluechip Fund – Growth Equity - Large Cap Fund: 5
3. ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund- Growth Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
4. Mirae Asset Large Cap Fund – Growth Equity - Large Cap Fund: 4
5. I Blue Chip Fund – Regular Plan – Growth Equity - Large Cap Fund: 4
6. Kotak Standard Multicap Fund – Growth Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 4
7. MotilalOswalMulticap 35 Fund – Growth Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5
8. SBI Magnum Multicap Fund – Regular Plan – Growth Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 4
9. ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund – Growth Equity - Value Fund: 2
10. LNT India Value Fund – Regular Plan – Growth Equity - Value Fund: 3
11. HDFC Hybrid Equity Fund – Regular Plan – Growth Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 5

Omkeshwar Singh: You may continue with 4 and 5 star rated funds; for remaining you may consider from below:

Equity - Value Fund::

  1. Tata Equity Pe Fund - Growth
  2. UTI Value Opportunities Fund - Growth Plan

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  2. LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Sreekanth Vemuri: I invested 1 lakh each in the below funds one time 500 days back. Currently my portfolio is not doing good. Please suggest if I need any changes in my portfolio. 

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Sreekanth Vemuri    
Aditya Birla SL - Pure Value Fund Reg (G) Equity - Value Fund: 1
Axis - Focused 25 (G) Equity - Focused Fund 5
Can Robeco - Consumer Trends Fund Reg.plan (G) Equity - Thematic Fund - Other 4
MotilalOswal - Multicap 35 Reg (G) Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5
Nippon India - Multi Cap Fund (G) Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 2
Principal - Emerging Bluechip (G) Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4
SBI - Focused Equity Fund Reg (G) Equity - Focused Fund 4
Tata - Equity P/E Fund Reg (G) Equity - Value Fund: 4

Omkeshwar Singh: You may continue with 4 and 5 star rated funds; for remaining you may consider from below:

Equity - Value Fund:

  1. Tata Equity Pe Fund - Growth
  2. UTI Value Opportunities Fund - Growth Plan

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Jay Sonawane: Should I invest in HDFC Balance Advantage, monthly dividend reinvestment direct plan for 10% growth. Please guide or send feedback to this mail.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Jay Sonawane    
HDFC Balance Advantage monthly dividend reinvestment-Direct Hybrid - Balanced Advantage 3

Omkeshwar Singh:

Top rated Hybrid - Balanced Advantage are under:

  1. ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth
  2. Nippon India Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth

Kapil Kant: I request to guide me regarding MF investment. I invest SIP Rs 1500 in Axis Bank BlueChip Fund Direct Plan for Growth and I want to invest in some other fund also. Please tell me which is the best Plan for Future.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Axis BlueChip Fund Direct Plan Equity - Large Cap Fund: 5

Omkeshwar Singh:

Other options are:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth
  3. Axis Focused 25 Fund - Growth

Raja Chakraborti: I am presently doing a monthly SIP of Rs 60,000 in following funds and increase it every year by 10%. Kindly suggest me whether I am on right track or need some changes as my target is to generate at least Rs 12 crore in next 20 years for my retirement & daughter’s marriage.

  1. ICICI Bluechip Fund- Rs.3000
  2. ICICI Value Discivery-Rs.3000
  3. ICICI Mid Cap-Rs.2000
  4. ICICI Multicap- Rs.2000
  5. Motilal Oswal Multicap-35 – Rs.7000
  6. Motilal Focussed 25- Rs.2500
  7. Mirae Asset Large Cap-Rs.6000
  8. HDFC Balanced Advantage-Rs.8000
  9. Kotak Standard Multicap-Rs.6000
  10. Franklin Smaller Companies Fund- Rs.6000
  11. Axis Long Term Equity Fund-Rs.15000

 Also investing about Rs 4,00,000/annum in NPS, ULIP, LIC & FDs.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
A. ICICI Bluechip Fund- Rs.3000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
B. ICICI Value Discivery-Rs.3000 Equity - Value Fund: 2
C. ICICI Mid Cap-Rs.2000 Equity - Mid Cap Fund: 2
D. ICICI Multicap- Rs.2000 Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 2
E. MotilalOswal Multicap-35 – Rs.7000 Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5
F. Motilal Focussed 25- Rs.2500 Equity - Focused Fund 5
G. Mirae Asset Large Cap-Rs.6000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 4
H. HDFC Balanced Advantage-Rs.8000 Hybrid - Balanced Advantage 4
I. Kotak Standard Multicap-Rs.6000 Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 4
J. Franklin Smaller Companies Fund- Rs.6000 Equity - Small Cap Fund: 1
K. Axis Long Term Equity Fund-Rs.15000 Equity - ELSS 5

Omkeshwar Singh: You may continue with 4 and 5 star rated funds; for remaining you may consider from below:

Equity - Value Fund:

  1. Tata Equity Pe Fund - Growth
  2. UTI Value Opportunities Fund - Growth Plan

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  2. LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  1. MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  2. DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  1. Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

TIRATH LAL: For my son (age 27), who is working since 2018, I have invested in below MFs through monthly SIPs:

1. L & T Emerging BuisnessFund- Growth  rs 2000 Monthly SIP

2. Franklin India smaller companies Fund rs 1000 Monthly SIP

3. DSP Black Micro cap fund-regular plan growth - rs 1000 Monthly SIP

I had invested in these funds, keeping in mind long term -- at least 10 years -- but all 3 funds are in NEGATIVE. Kindly advise if these funds can be continued basis long time horizon?

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
TIRATH LAL    
1. L & T Emerging BuisnessFund- Growth Equity - Small Cap Fund: 1
2. Franklin India smaller companies Fund Equity - Small Cap Fund: 1
3. DSP Black Micro cap fund-regular plan growth Equity - Small Cap Fund: 2

Omkeshwar Singh: The funds are not in investment category as per RankMF ratings, better options are available.

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  1. Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

Mohit Bhardwaj: I do a regular investment per month of Rs 9000 as SIP in mutual funds. The funds I am holding currently are: 

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
MohitBhardwaj    
1. DSP Equal Nifty 50 Fund-Reg (G)  -Rs 2000 Index Funds - Nifty 2
2. DSP Equity Opportunities Fund-Reg (G) -Rs 1000 Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4
3. DSP Natural Res & New Energy Fund-Reg (G)  - Rs 1000 Equity - Sectoral Fund - Energy & Power 2
4. Franklin India Prima Fund (G)- Rs 1000 Equity - Mid Cap Fund: 2
5. Franklin India Taxshield (G)- Rs 1000 Equity - ELSS 4
6. ICICI PruBluechip Fund (G)- Rs 1000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
7. ICICI Pru Value Discovery Fund (G) - Rs 1000 Equity - Value Fund: 2
8. ICICI Pru Value Fund-16 (G) – Rs 1000 Equity - Value Fund: 2
9. ICICI Pru Value Fund-17 (G)  Equity - Value Fund: 2
10. ICICI Pru Value Fund-18 (G) Equity - Value Fund: 2
11. Invesco India Growth Opp Fund (G) Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4
12. L&T Hybrid Equity Fund-Reg (G)  Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 5
13. MotilalOswalMulticap 35 Fund-Reg (G) Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5
14. Nippon India Capital Builder Fund-IV-A (G)     
15. Nippon India NiveshLakshya Fund (G) Debt - Long Duration Fund 5
16. Quantum Long Term Equity Value Fund-Reg (G)   Equity - Value Fund: 2
17. Parikh Long Term Equity Fund-Reg (G) Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5
18. Tata Hybrid Equity Fund-Reg (G) Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 5

I have invested Rs 351,388 till now and my market value is Rs 386,870 which means my annual return is 5.2 per cent. Shall I continue to invest in the above funds or shall I switch to some other better fund as per your advice and what will be my capital (return) if I continue to invest for next 10 years as my current age is 35 years and I wish to invest till my age reach 50.

Omkeshwar Singh: You may continue with 4 and 5 star rated funds; for remaining you may consider from below:

Equity - Value Fund:

  • Tata Equity PE Fund - Growth
  • UTI Value Opportunities Fund - Growth Plan

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  • UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  • Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  • UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  • LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  • MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  • DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  • Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  • Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

Prabhat Banerjee: I am 63+ have following MF investments. Please advise which fund I should continue which one I should switch over to other funds. Going by the trend in last 33 months, I don’t find any encouraging result, will you guide me please?

1. L&T Emerging business fund growth Rs.1,000/- SIP - Money has not appreciated at all

2. Baroda Pioneer Credit risk fund Growth Rs.4 lakh

3. L&T Credit risk Fund Growth Rs.3 lakh

4. ICICI Pru Balanced Advantage Fund Growth Rs.3 lakh

5. ICICI Pru Equity & Debut fund Growth Rs.1 lakh

As I am 63+ I want to get return of approx 0.60% SWP/month. Please enlighten which fund will be suitable for me.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Prabhat Banerjee    
1. L&T Emerging business fund growth Equity - Small Cap Fund: 1
2. Baroda Pioneer Credit risk fund Growth Debt - Credit Risk Fund 2
3. L&T Credit risk Fund Growth Debt - Credit Risk Fund 2
4. ICICI Pru Balanced Advantage Fund Growth Hybrid - Balanced Advantage 5
5. ICICI Pru Equity & Debt fund Growth Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 3

Omkeshwar Singh:

Equity - Small Cap Fund & Debt - Credit Risk Fund are high-risk categories.

Hybrid - Balanced Advantage are under:

  1. ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth
  2. Nippon India Balanced Advantage Fund - Growth

Karthik Deep: I have a guaranteed job and a stable income for the next 12 years. Thus I want to generate Rs 1 crore by the end of 12 years for buying a home and to have some surplus money. I am currently investing 30000 per month (half my take home salary) in mutual funds. Please tell me if my current investments will enable me to achieve this target.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Karthik Deep    
1. ICICI Prudential Bluechip Fund- 5000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
2. L&T Midcap Fund- 5000 Equity - Mid Cap Fund: 3
3. L&T Emerging Businesses Fund- 5000 Equity - Small Cap Fund: 1
4. SBI Magnum Multicap Fund- 10000 Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 4
5. Axis Bluechip Fund- 5000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 5

Omkeshwar Singh: 30000 per month is sufficient for creating wealth of Rs. 1 cr in 12 years. Few top funds are listed below for your consideration.

Equity - Value Fund:

  • Tata Equity PE Fund - Growth
  • UTI Value Opportunities Fund - Growth Plan

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  • UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  • Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  • UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  • LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  • MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  • DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  • Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  • Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

Naveed Iqbal: I am 25 years old. I have invested in two mutual fund Mirae Asset Emerging Blue Chip Fund and Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund through sip of ₹1000 and ₹500 respectively from last 7 months. I am moderate risk taker and now I want invest more 2000 rupees through sip. I want to invest for the duration of 12-15 years.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Naveed Iqbal    
MiraeAsset Emerging Blue Chip Fund Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4
Motilal Oswal Multicap 35 Fund Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 5

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue


Birendar Yadav: I want to make an investment (SIP) for my son age 25 years in the following MFs @ Rs 1000/- pm in each fund. Request your advice

1. HDFC Top 100 fund

2. HDFC Hybrid equity fund

3. Mirae asset tax saver fund

4. Axis long term equity fund

5. Axis blue chip fund – direct

6. SBI magnum multi cap - direct growth

7. SBI equity hybrid fund -Reg plan growth

Also, I am a retired person. I have invested my retirement corpus in the following funds as lump sum investments:

1. Debt MF

  • Axis Banking and PSU debt (G)
  • Franklin - India liquid fund super Ins (G)
  • ICICI Pru - savings fund (G)
  • Kotak low duration fund std (G)
  • Mirae asset savings fund Reg (G)

2. Equity MF

  • Axis - mid cap (G)
  • ICICI Pru - blue chip fund Reg (G)
  • Mirae asset emerging blue chip fund Reg (G)

Please confirm whether I should continue in the above funds or switch over to some other funds.

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Birendar Yadav    
1. HDFC Top 100 fund Equity - Large Cap Fund: 3
2. HDFC Hybrid equity fund Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 5
3. Mirae asset tax saver fund Equity - ELSS 4
4. Axis long term equity fund Equity - ELSS 5
5. Axis blue chip fund – direct Equity - Large Cap Fund: 5
6. SBI magnum multi cap - direct growth Equity - Multi Cap Fund: 4
7. SBI equity hybrid fund -Reg plan growth Hybrid - Aggressive Hybrid Fund 5
1. Debt MF    
Axis Banking and PSU debt (G) Debt - Banking and PSU Fund 3
Franklin - India liquid fund super Ins (G) Debt - Liquid Fund 5
ICICI Pru - savings fund (G) Debt - Low Duration Fund 4
Kotak low duration fund std (G) Debt - Low Duration Fund 5
Mirae asset savings fund Reg (G) Debt - Low Duration Fund 3
2. Equity MF    
Axis - mid cap (G) Equity - Mid Cap Fund: 4
ICICI Pru - blue chip fund Reg (G) Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
Mirae asset emerging blue chip fund Reg (G) Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4

Omkeshwar Singh: You may continue with 4 and 5 star rated funds; for remaining you may consider from below:

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  2. LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  1. MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  2. DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  1. Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

Debt - Banking and PSU Fund

  1. Kotak Banking And Psu Fund - Growth
  2. Hdfc Banking And Psu Debt Fund - Regular Growth 

Abhishek Gaur: My age is 35 years. I am planning to invest in mutual fund as SIP from Rs. 6000-8000. I am married having one daughter age 8 years and son of 2 years. I am looking for long term investment for children education and marriage. I am in confusion in which MF scheme should invest. Please guide me as soon as possible.

Omkeshwar Singh: Please find few top rated schemes for your consideration:

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  2. LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  1. MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  2. DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Small Cap Fund:

  1. Kotak Small Cap Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Small cap Fund - Growth

Equity Focused Fund:

  1. Axis Focused 25 Fund Growth
  2. MOSL Focused 25 Fund Growth

Arun Kumar: I do an investment per month of Rs 14,000 as SIP in mutual funds. The fund currently I am holding are:

1. HDFC Top 100 Fund -Rs 3000 (Recently Switched from HDFC Midcap Opportunities fund)

2. SBI blue chip fund - Rs 2000

3. ICICI prudential blue chip fund - Rs 2000(regular plan)

4. Mirae Asset emerging blue Chip Fund-2000

5. ICICI Prudential midcap fund-2000(regular plan)

6. Franklin India feeder US Opportunities fund-3000.(Recently Switched from Franklin india smaller companies fund).

I want to add one multicap fund by removing one midcap and one bluechip funds. Till Now my total investment was 318,000/- and current profit was 34,721/-

I am 33 old, I have 3 years old baby, and I want to start LIC policy for her education and another LIC policy for my retirement plan. 

Kindly suggest me how can I manage. 

Name of the Fund Category RankMF Star Rating
Arun Kumar    
1. HDFC Top 100 Fund -Rs 3000  Equity - Large Cap Fund: 3
2. SBI blue chip fund - Rs 2000 Equity - Large Cap Fund: 4
3. ICICI prudential blue chip fund - Rs 2000(regular plan) Equity - Large Cap Fund: 2
4. Mirae Asset emerging blue Chip Fund-2000 Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund 4
5. ICICI Prudential midcap fund-2000(regular plan) Equity - Mid Cap Fund: 2
6. Franklin India feeder US Opportunities fund-3000. FoFs (Overseas) 2

Omkeshwar Singh: Better options available for consideration. FOFs to be avoided at present.

Equity - Multi Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Equity Fund – Growth
  2. Axis Multicap Fund – Growth

Equity - Large Cap Fund:

  1. UTI Mastershare Unit Scheme - Growth Plan
  2. LIC MF Large Cap Fund-growth

Equity - Mid Cap Fund:

  1. MOSL Midcap 30 Fund – Growth
  2. DSP midcap – growth

Equity - Large & Mid Cap Fund:

  1. Axis Growth Opportunities Fund - Regular Plan 
  2. Tata Large And Mid Cap Fund Regular Plan - Growth

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