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Financial Planner - Answered on Aug 06, 2023

Colonel Sanjeev Govila (retd) is the founder of Hum Fauji Initiatives, a financial planning company dedicated to the armed forces personnel and their families.
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Muthyala Question by Muthyala on Aug 05, 2023Hindi

I have monthly sip investment as follows Rs5000 each in canara robecco Blue chip equity fund and uti midcap fund. Rs2000/- each in tata digital fund,kotak infrastructure and economic reform fund,sbi small cap fund. Is it ok to çontinue them for one child education who is studying 3rd class

Ans: While Canara Robeco Bluechip Equity Fund is a good fund in the large Cap space, there are much better funds in mid cap space than UTI Midcap Funds. Please google and select yourself.

I do not agree with any body using thematic or sectoral funds for long term goals. The other three funds are cyclical and you may not be suitably placed to judge when to get out of them. I would suggest you to choose a flexicap, a multicap and an asset allocator fund instead of the three funds I am referring to.

• I have just no idea about your age, future financial goals, your risk profile, other investments and whether you would have the nerves to not get unduly perturbed if stock markets go temporarily down.
• 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.
• I recommend you to also consult a good financial advisor who would look at your complete profile in totality before you act on this advice given by me.
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• Firstly, kudos on maintaining a disciplined approach to SIP investing over the past five years. Consistency is key!
• Your SIP portfolio consists of a mix of flexi-cap, large-cap, mid-cap, and focused equity funds, providing diversification across market segments.
• Additionally, investing in PPF and SSY reflects your commitment to long-term savings and securing your daughter's future.
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• Education & Marriage: Allocating funds for your daughter's education and marriage is crucial. Consider estimating the future expenses for these goals and adjusting your investment allocations accordingly.
• Retirement: Planning for your retirement after 20 years is wise. Ensure your investment portfolio aligns with your retirement goals and risk tolerance. Regularly review and adjust your investments as needed.
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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL): A strong, diversified conglomerate with stable growth prospects.

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Savita Oil Technologies: A niche player in the lubricants industry, offering moderate growth and stability.

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Your portfolio covers multiple sectors: energy, finance, automotive, FMCG, and industrials. This diversification can reduce sector-specific risks.

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Alignment with Long-term Goals
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Evaluate Performance Regularly: Monitor the performance of your selected stocks regularly. Stay informed about company news and sector developments.

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Risk Management: Assess your risk tolerance and adjust investments accordingly. Diversifying between stocks and mutual funds can provide a balanced approach.

Consult a Certified Financial Planner: For personalized advice, consult a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). They can help tailor your investment strategy to your goals and risk tolerance.

Your current stock portfolio is diversified and has potential for growth. However, incorporating mutual funds can offer stability and professional management, aligning well with your long-term goals.

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Stocks: Assess the potential for growth and consider diversification if necessary.
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