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Hello Sir, I want to invest 20k per month, 5k in ELSS and balance 15k in normal Mutual fund for better return. Kindly suggest.

Ans: For ELSS, consider established funds with a strong performance history. In the diversified equity category, opt for funds with a proven track record of delivering consistent returns. Evaluate the funds based on factors like fund manager expertise, investment approach, and expense ratio to make an informed decision.
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Hi team, I want to invest 1 L per month in ELSS Mutual Funds for a period of 5 years with the objective of buying a home. Can you please advise the structure of the investment. Thanks
Ans: Investing in ELSS Mutual Funds is a wise step towards achieving your goal of buying a home. With a monthly investment of 1 Lakh for 5 years, you demonstrate commendable commitment towards your objective.

ELSS funds, known for their potential to offer inflation-beating returns, are tax-efficient as well. By investing consistently over the years, you're leveraging the power of compounding to grow your wealth steadily.

Regular investments through a Certified Financial Planner can provide you with valuable insights and personalized advice, ensuring your investment strategy aligns with your financial goals.

While direct funds may seem appealing due to lower expense ratios, they often require expertise in fund selection and market timing, which can be challenging for individual investors.

Moreover, actively managed funds offer the advantage of professional fund management, which aims to outperform the market and deliver superior returns over the long term.

Index funds, on the other hand, may offer lower costs but lack the potential for active management to capitalize on market opportunities and navigate through volatility effectively.

By choosing ELSS funds over real estate, you're opting for a more liquid and diversified investment avenue, which can offer potentially higher returns with lower entry barriers and reduced risks associated with property investments.

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Hi sir, I am investing 10000 per month in quant flexi cap fund 10000 per month ICICI prudential value discovery fund 10000 Edelweiss midcap 150 momentum 50 index fund 10000 DSP smallcap 250 quality 50 index fund 10000 motilal oswal NASDAQ 100 etf Total investment of 50000 per month Plz suggest
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Diversification: While it's good to have a diversified portfolio, make sure you're not over-diversified. Consider consolidating your investments into fewer funds to simplify tracking and monitoring.

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