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Sai Kumar: Hello Nikunj - I am 40 and wish to start investing in MFs. I can invest up to 1.3 lakh per month. My aim is to continue investing it for next 5 years and have maximum returns. My risk appetite is moderate to high. Please advise which funds I should look at.
Nikunj Saraf: Hello Sai Kumar. Thanks for discussing your requirements. I recommend investing in the following schemes based on all factors:
- Quant Flexi Cap Fund -- 40000
- Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Growth -- 40000
- Axis Mid Cap Fund -- 30000
- Nippon India Small cap Fund -- 20000
Kamlesh Kriplani: I am 42 years old. I have 40 Lakh that I want to invest in Mutual Funds with good returns. I also plan to put additional 50000 every month in SIP.
Nikunj Saraf: Hi Kamlesh. On the basis of age factors and requirements, assuming a holding period of 3-5 years.
For 40 lakh, I recommend diversifying your portfolio across different asset classes. Hence, I would recommend investing 80% in equity funds and 20% in hybrid funds.
To benefit from future market volatility, I recommend investing via STP rather than lump sum. The following schemes would be suitable for SIP investments.
- Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Growth -- 20000
- Kotak Bluechip Fund -- 15000
- PGIM India Flexi Cap Fund -- 15000
Nishant Jain: I am 32 years old and I am investing monthly 50000 in below funds. For long term. Please let me know if the below funds are good to invest.
- Canara robeco bluechip equity fund - 20000
- Axis Growth opportunities fund - 15000
- Parag parekh flexi cap fund - 15000
Please suggest if I need to add or modify my investment.
Nikunj Saraf: Hi Nishant. Based on an analysis of your current investments, your investments appear to be in line with the market. As far as the portfolio is concerned, no modifications are needed.
swami das: My age is 27 and i am planning for my retirement so i am investing 20K every month in sip and will step up 10% every year .
I am expecting 15% return on my investments. I started investing in MF from march 2022 and I have also investing 10K in EPF and 1.5 L in LIC.
I have added all my mutual funds below , please reveiw and share ur opinion. If it’s over diversified suggest me which fund i need to remove from my portfolio.
Small cap funds – 4( 6500 )
1. Axis Small Cap Fund Direct Growth-2000
2. Kotak Small Cap Fund - Direct Plan - Growth (Erstwhile Kotak Mid-Cap) -1500
3. NIPPON INDIA SMALL CAP FUND - DIRECT -1500
4.Quant Small Cap Fund - Direct Plan Growth -1500
Mid cap Funds – 4 (4500)
1. PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund - Direct Plan – Growth- 1000
2. Quant Mid Cap Fund – Growth -1500
3. Invesco India Midcap Fund - Direct Plan Growth -1000
4. Axis Mid Cap Fund - Direct Growth -1000
Blue chip & Growth -2 (2500)
1. Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund - Direct Plan-1500
2. Axis Growth Opportunities Fund Direct Growth -1000
Sectorial Diversification -6 (4500)
1. ICICI Prudential Technology Fund - Direct Plan – Growth - 1000
2. ICICI Prudential Pharma Healthcare and Diagnostics (P.H.D) Fund Direct Plan Growth -500
3. ICICI Prudential Banking and Financial Services Fund - Direct Plan – Growth -500
4. Mirae Asset Great Consumer Fund - Direct Plan -1500
5. Quant infrastructure fund - 1000
US market (2500)
- 1. Navi US Total Stock Market Fund of Fund Direct Plan Growth – 2500
Nikunj Saraf: Hello swami. The detailed overview of your MF portfolio indicates over-diversification with 20k SIP. Hence, I would suggest reconsidering, pruning, and reshuffling your portfolio.
As part of the portfolio reshuffle, make sure to have AMC diversification as well.
Limit yourself to 1-2 schemes in each category.
I can see several schemes in different categories for each AMC. I recommend reconsidering the scheme for Navi US scheme to better scheme in same category.
Micheal Selvam: Good morning, I am 32 years old and my risk profile is some what extremely high. Currently I am invested around 6.5L through SIP and one time, details are below.
Axis Small Cap - 1,12,500 SIP - 12,500
Axis Mid Cap - 1,12,500 SIP - 12,500
ICICI Pru Small - 97,000 recently switched from ICICI Pru Technology fund
Mirae Asset Global X AI & Technology ETF - 1,00,000 bought in NFO
Mirae Asset Global Electric and Autonomous vehicle ETF - 1,00,000 bought in NFO
Canara Robeco Small Cap - 65,000 SIP-5,000
Parag Parikh Flexi Cap - 45,000 SIP-5,000
SBI Small Cap - 15,000 SIP-5,000
Currently holding 4 Small Cap funds which I keep for tracking for 2 years to see the performance, based on performance may I withdraw and invest in other.
Target: 2-3 Cr in 10-13 years, and more than 10 Cr for wealth creation for retirement.
Planned to add additional 10k SIP, which fund I can increase SIP amount that I am holding or to focus any ELSS fund?
Any modification to be done in current holdings? Your advice please, thank you in advance.
Have a Great Day
Nikunj Saraf: Hello Micheal Selvam. Based on your portfolio, it is evident that you enjoy taking risks when it comes to investments. Although the selection is good, I would still recommend diversifying the risks.
Currently, majority of your investments are at aggressive risk. Consider adding low & moderate-risk funds to your portfolio, since any market changes will first affect midcap and smallcap funds. To remain prepared for any future effects, it is important to maintain your portfolio.
pavan krishnamurthy: I am 28 yrs old working professional. I'm currently investing in the following mutual funds for accumulating corpus amount of 1cr in long term:
ICICI Prudential Bluechip-G: 3300
Kotak Flexicap Reg-G: 3300
Aditya Birla SL Medium-Term-G: 4500
Kindly guide if my selection of mutual funds is fine and kindly suggest some more funds to add. I can invest upto 16k per month in SIP.
Nikunj Saraf: Hi Pavan. I would suggest you reconsider the ABSL amount if you are looking for a long-term vision in MF. In your portfolio, you can include large & midcap funds as well as midcap funds. Based on the assumption that the goal has a 15-year vision, the 16k sip is a smart investment.
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