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vimal Question by vimal on Mar 21, 2023Hindi
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sir, pl. advise me whether to continue or wait with this fund. I have invested in these funds sip / lumpsum. (1) Aditya Birla Sun Life Small Cap Fund (2) Aditya Birla sun Life frontline equity fund (3) Aidtya Birla sun life liquid fund (4) Aditya Birla sun life tax relief '96 SIP (5) ICICI Prudential Equity & Debt Fund ‐ Growth (5) Hdfc Balanced advantage fund-Direct Plan-Growth Option (6) ICICI prudential value discovery fund_direct plan- Growth (7) Nippon India Focused Equity Fund ‐Growth Plan (8) Nippon India Large Cap Fund‐ Growth Plan ‐Growth Option :– I have invested lumpsum amount in all above scheme. (1) Axis Small Cap Fund ‐ Regular Plan ‐ Growth SIP Canara Robeco Emerging Equities ‐ Regular Plan Growth (2) HDFC Multi Cap Fund ‐ Growth Option (3) ICICI Prudential Flexicap Fund ‐ Growth (4) ICICI Prudential Transportation And Logistics Fund (5) SBI Magnum Midcap Fund - Regular Plan – Growth :- I am investing SIP of Rs. 1500-00 per month since Nov. 202.

Ans: Hello Vimal and thanks for writing to me. The funds you are investing in are good funds and you can continue to invest in them.

If you elaborate your goals and risk appetite, I may recommend other schemes.
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Ans: When deciding whether to continue or wait with your current mutual fund investments, consider the following factors:

Performance: Evaluate the performance of each fund over different time periods. Look at their returns compared to benchmark indices and peer funds in the same category.
Fund Objectives: Ensure that the objectives of the funds align with your investment goals and risk tolerance. Review the fund's investment strategy and portfolio composition.
Fund Manager: Assess the track record and expertise of the fund manager managing each fund. A skilled and experienced fund manager can significantly impact fund performance.
Expense Ratio: Consider the expense ratio of each fund, as higher expenses can eat into your returns over time. Compare the expense ratios of your funds with similar funds in the market.
Market Conditions: Take into account the current market conditions and economic outlook. Certain funds may perform better in specific market environments.
Changes in Personal Financial Situation: Evaluate any changes in your personal financial situation or investment goals that may necessitate adjustments to your portfolio.
Review Periodically: Regularly review your portfolio to ensure it remains aligned with your objectives. Consider rebalancing or making changes if needed based on market trends or changes in your financial situation.
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Hello Sir, I have been investing since 1year in *HDFC Index Fund Nifty 50 Plan Direct -8k *PGIM India Flexicap Fund Direct -5k *Canera Robecco Bluechip Equity Fund -5k. Should I continue in these funds? Or exit SIP in any of these? Please suggest if this is good as per current market status? I would like to invest for 3-5 years. If want to consider small cap fund, Nippon or Quant, which do you suggest. Thank you????
Ans: Given your investment horizon of 3-5 years, your current fund selection appears to be diversified, covering large-cap, flexi-cap, and blue-chip equity segments. Here are some considerations:

HDFC Index Fund Nifty 50 Plan Direct: As an index fund tracking the Nifty 50, it provides exposure to the top 50 companies in the Indian market. Since it's a passive fund, ensure you're comfortable with the index's performance and outlook.

PGIM India Flexicap Fund Direct: This flexi-cap fund offers flexibility to invest across market capitalizations based on market conditions. Flexi-cap funds can adapt to different market cycles, potentially offering better risk-adjusted returns.

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Overview of Your Current Investments
You have a diversified portfolio with the following SIPs and a lump sum investment:

SBI Contra Fund: ?2,000/- per month
SBI Small Cap Fund: ?2,000/- per month
SBI Retirement Benefit Fund Aggressive Growth: ?2,000/- per month
SBI PSU Fund: Lump sum ?11,000/-
Quant Small Cap Fund: ?1,000/- per month
ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Growth Fund: ?500/- per month
Compliments on Your Investment Strategy
Your disciplined approach to investing through regular SIPs is commendable. Investing in a variety of funds shows your understanding of diversification. This strategy helps mitigate risks and enhances the potential for growth.

Analytical Review of Your Portfolio
SBI Contra Fund:

Contra funds invest in undervalued stocks, anticipating future growth.
These funds can offer high returns but come with increased risk.
Consider if this aligns with your risk tolerance and investment horizon.
SBI Small Cap Fund:

Small cap funds can generate significant growth over time but are highly volatile.
Ensure this fund aligns with your risk appetite and long-term goals.
SBI Retirement Benefit Fund Aggressive Growth:

This fund focuses on long-term growth for retirement.
It's a good choice for aggressive investors aiming for high returns over time.
SBI PSU Fund:

Investing in Public Sector Units can be beneficial but is sector-specific and carries concentration risk.
Regularly review this fund's performance and the overall sector outlook.
Quant Small Cap Fund:

Like the SBI Small Cap Fund, this fund offers high growth potential with high risk.
Diversifying within the small cap segment might not be necessary.
ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Growth Fund:

Infrastructure funds invest in infrastructure-related companies.
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Recommendations for Portfolio Improvement
Diversify Across Market Caps and Sectors:

Your portfolio has a significant focus on small cap and sector-specific funds.
Consider adding a large cap or a diversified equity fund to balance risk and stability.
Consolidate Small Cap Investments:

Holding multiple small cap funds may not be necessary.
You can consolidate into one fund to avoid overlap and simplify management.
Review Sector-Specific Funds:

Sector-specific funds like PSU and Infrastructure can be volatile.
Regularly monitor their performance and consider switching to more diversified funds if needed.
Consider Professional Management:

Direct funds have lower expenses but require active monitoring.
Investing through a certified financial planner can provide professional management and potentially better returns.
Steps for Continued Success
Regular Portfolio Reviews:

Periodically review your portfolio to ensure it aligns with your goals and market conditions.
Make adjustments as needed to stay on track.
Increase SIP Amounts Gradually:

As your income grows, consider increasing your SIP amounts.
This will help you build a larger corpus over time.
Maintain an Emergency Fund:

Ensure you have an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses.
This prevents the need to withdraw from your investments prematurely.
Stay Informed and Educated:

Stay updated on market trends and financial news.
Continuous learning will help you make informed investment decisions.
Conclusion
Your current portfolio is well-diversified but has a significant focus on small cap and sector-specific funds. Consider balancing it with more stable large cap or diversified equity funds. Regularly review and adjust your investments to align with your goals and risk tolerance. Your disciplined investment strategy and thoughtful planning are commendable. With consistent efforts and regular reviews, you are well on your way to achieving your financial goals.

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HI, I am 41 years old and want to start a SIP to give a return of 20 lakh in next 15 yrs for children education. which fund I should choose?
Ans: Goal Assessment

You aim to accumulate Rs. 20 lakh over the next 15 years for your children's education.

Starting a SIP is a smart way to achieve this goal.

Let's explore the best approach to meet your objective.

Investment Horizon and Risk Appetite

You have a long-term horizon of 15 years.

This allows you to take on more risk for potentially higher returns.

Equity mutual funds are suitable for long-term goals.

Types of Equity Mutual Funds

Large-Cap Funds: Invest in big, stable companies. Less risky but moderate returns.

Mid-Cap Funds: Invest in medium-sized companies. Moderate risk and returns.

Small-Cap Funds: Invest in smaller companies. High risk but high returns.

Flexi-Cap Funds: Invest across various company sizes. Balanced risk and returns.

Why Not Index Funds?

Index funds follow the market. They lack active management.

Actively managed funds aim to beat the market.

This offers potentially higher returns.

For your goal, actively managed funds are better.

Benefits of Regular Funds

Professional Management: Managed by experts.

Personal Guidance: Certified Financial Planner can guide you.

Better Performance: Regular monitoring and adjustments.

Choosing the Right Funds

Diversify across different types of funds.

This balances risk and reward.

A mix of large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap funds is ideal.

Example Allocation Strategy

Large-Cap Fund: 40% for stability and steady growth.

Mid-Cap Fund: 30% for moderate growth.

Small-Cap Fund: 20% for high growth potential.

Flexi-Cap Fund: 10% for balanced growth.

Regular Monitoring and Review

Review your investments annually.

Adjust based on performance and changing market conditions.

Seek advice from a Certified Financial Planner regularly.

Benefits of SIP

Discipline: Ensures regular investment.

Rupee Cost Averaging: Buys more units when prices are low.

Compounding: Helps in wealth creation over time.

Why Avoid Direct Funds?

Direct funds lack personal guidance.

You miss out on expert advice.

Certified Financial Planners provide valuable insights.

Final Insights

Starting a SIP for your child's education is a wise decision.

Choose a mix of large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, and flexi-cap funds.

Regularly review and adjust your portfolio.

Seek professional guidance to stay on track.

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