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Rajesh Question by Rajesh on Apr 05, 2023Translate
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Hi Rama Sir, Good day. I am planning to start SIP's (55K per month) in the following Mutual funds for a horizon of 5-7 years to create 1 corpus. Could you please review and suggest if they look fine or need any changes/alternate funds. I am fine to take higher risks. Thanks a lot. Have a Good Day. Canara Robeco Small Cap 4000 Nippon India Small Cap 4000 Quant Small Cap 4000 HDFC Small Cap 4000 HDFC Flexi Cap 5000 Quant Flexi Cap 5000 Parag Parikh Flexi Cap 5000 HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund 6000 ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund 6000 Motilal Oswal Midcap fund 6000 HDFC Retirements Savings Fund 6000

Ans: 2 or 3 diversified equity funds are sufficient. No need to diversify in 10 funds. You will end up buying same securities thru different funds.

Over-diversification will lead to dilution of returns.
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Hi Hardik, Good day. This is Rajesh N I am planning to start SIP's (55K per month) in the following Mutual funds for a horizon of 5-7 years to create 1 corpus. Could you please review and suggest if they look fine or need any changes/alternate funds. I am fine to take higher risks. Thanks a lot. Have a Good Day. Canara Robeco Small Cap 4000 Nippon India Small Cap 4000 Quant Small Cap 4000 HDFC Small Cap 4000 HDFC Flexi Cap 5000 Quant Flexi Cap 5000 Parag Parikh Flexi Cap 5000 HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund 6000 ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund 6000 Motilal Oswal Midcap fund 6000 HDFC Retirements Savings Fund 6000
Ans: Hello Rajesh, it's great to hear about your plan to start investing in mutual funds through SIPs. I would say that your choice of mutual funds looks diversified and suitable for your investment horizon of 5-7 years.

Since you mentioned that you are willing to take higher risks, your choice of small-cap funds such as Canara Robeco Small Cap, Nippon India Small Cap, Quant Small Cap, and mid-cap fund like Motilal Oswal Midcap fund, is appropriate as they have the potential to generate higher returns in the long run.

In addition, you have also selected some flexi-cap funds such as HDFC Flexi Cap, Quant Flexi Cap, and Parag Parikh Flexi Cap, which can help you to diversify your portfolio and provide flexibility to invest across market capitalizations.

Moreover, your choice of balanced advantage funds such as HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund and ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund, which invest in a combination of equity and debt, can help to manage market volatility and generate stable returns.

Lastly, your choice of HDFC Retirement Savings Fund is a good option for long-term retirement planning.

Overall, I believe that your choice of mutual funds is well-diversified, and suitable for your investment horizon and risk appetite. However, it's always important to review your portfolio periodically and make necessary changes based on market conditions and your financial goals.
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Ans: Hi Rajesh and thanks for writing to me. I assume that your goal is create a corpus of Rs.1 Crore. If your investments grow at around 12% XIRR, then you need to invest around Rs.76,000 every month to achieve your goal.

While most of the funds are pure equity funds, you can consider not investing in thematic funds like Infrastructure Fund or Technology funds and instead increase your allocation to flexi cap funds.

Similarly, you can also consider not investing in a balanced advantage fund and rather invest the sum in equity funds.

Note that these suggestions are made considering that you are fine with high risks associated with equity. If you share your risk profile, I may recommend some other funds.
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Ans: You have chosen an unnecessarily large number (17) of funds to invest Rs 55,000 monthly. If you combine the underlying stock portfolio of all these funds then you would have hundreds of stocks and be running effectively a Nifty500 kind of portfolio. So no need to complicate it. In my view, just having 3-4 funds would be more than enough for your requirements. Assuming you have at least a moderately aggressive risk appetite, you can invest 10-15K in one largecap index fund, 15-20K in one flexicap/large&midcap fund, 10K in one midcap fund and remaining in smallcap fund. This allocation enough will be more than enough for your portfolio requirements

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