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Head, Rank MF - Answered on Nov 17, 2022

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Greetings of the day! With reference to your article below, 

Read this article https://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/omkeshwar-singh-help-me-build-a-mf-portfolio/20221103.htm 

Would you please advice on my mutual fund portfolio for any additions or changes or switches? 

Here are my goals: 

Car: 20 lakh down 5-6 years

Child one education: 50 lakh

Child two education: 50 lakh

Health reserves: 50 lakh

Retirement: 10 crore 

My monthly salary is 1.8 lakh. I pay pf 1.2 lakh per year, NPS tier1 70k per year, LIC policies: 1.3 lakh per year. 

Advice on portfolio please. 

DSP TAX SAVER FUND-GROWTH: 1500 sip

MIRAE ASSET EMERGING BLUECHIP FUND-REGULAR PLAN-GROWTH OPTION:2000 sip

HDFC HYBRID EQUITY FUND REGULAR PLAN GROWTH :2000 sip

TATA DIGITAL INDIA FUND REGULAR PLAN GROWTH:2500 sip

ICICI PRUDENTIAL COMMODITIES FUND GROWTH: 2500 sip

UTI MID CAP FUND-GROWTH PLAN:3000 Sip

EDELWEISS RECENTLY LISTED IPO FUND-REGULAR PLAN-GROWTH: 2500

UTI FLEXI CAP FUND-REGULAR PLAN-GROWTH:1500 sip

Ans: Please specify the duration (only car duration is given), accordingly planning can be done.

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1. You have over diversified your portfolio by investing in so many funds. There seems to be a lot of overlapping in your portfolio. Ultimately equity funds invest in stocks and if your funds are investing in similar stocks, you are not achieving any diversification which you may think you are doing.

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7. Motilal Oswal Nasdaq 100 FOF: The fund invests in international companies and sectors that helps in eliminating the concentration risk. Continue with this fund.

8. Motilal Oswal Midcap, UTI Mid Cap fund, DSP Mid Cap Fund and PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund: I recommend you to hold just one fund in this category to get the exposure of mid cap which is risky in nature as compared to large cap category.

9. SBI Bluechip Fund: This lump sum investment in a large-cap fund can provide stability to your portfolio. Continue with it and continue monitoring its performance relative to its benchmark.

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I do not recommend you to add more funds in your portfolio as you already have too many funds which you need to cut down on.

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• Hence, please note that I am answering your question in absolute isolation to other parameters which should definitely be considered when answering a question of this type.
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