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Vivek Shah  |55 Answers  |Ask -

Financial Planner - Answered on Feb 13, 2023

Vivek Shah is a SEBI registered investment advisor and certified financial planner from FPSB India. He has over 18 years of experience in financial planning.
Shah founded Finrise, a financial planning and wealth management firm, in 2011. He believes that equity investment is the only way to generate long term wealth.
He has an MBA in finance, a degree in chartered accountancy and is a registered life planner from Kinder Institute of Life Planning, USA.... more
Asked by Anonymous - Feb 13, 2023Translate

Sir Is it right time to invest in Mutual funds as the stock prices are falling due to Adani Problem

Ans: First of all as an investor and also managing your family finances, you need to answer following questions before deciding on which instrument you want to invest

1) Goal or financial goal or purpose of doing investment.
This will matter a lot as a goal of child education and retirement needs to see with different perspective and also should have asset allocation and market cap exposure accordingly.

2) Time Horizon of your goals- this is very important as it will help you to select the asset class and it's allocation based on your time period of financial goals. This is where investor makes biggest mistake of misalignment of asset time cycle and goals time period. If you allign this properly, your journey will be quite smooth.

3) Optimum Return expectations on your capital invested-
If you are saving and investing for some better future to fulfill your goals offcourse you will ask something in return which should be respectable higher returns than inflation for long term period( more than 7 years). If you are investing in India than equity return assumptions and calculations should be based on 12% return expectations and debt it should be 6.5%. Remember that you should assume practical return assumptions ( not the highest or what your friend says) as you can put any number in the excel sheet for your mental satisfaction😃

4) Risk taken on your capital-
Risk is a very negative word being taken in india but actually it's the risk appetite and risk acceptance of an investor which makes his outcome/ returns favourable. Understand one thing that if you want high returns you have to assume high risk and there is no option for it or an investor has to be happy with sub optimal returns if he is not ready to take risk.

Risk according to me is the capacity of a person until where and when he will not have any palpation in his stomach and he can absorb the downside easily( both realised and majority of time unrealised).

You should remember one thing that after deciding on above parameters, TIME IN THE MARKET IS MORE IMPORTANT RATHER THAN TIMING THE MARKET. As an investor, wealth is created over a period of decade and have your allocation to equity accordingly and enjoy the journey of markets which is going to be up and down.

After looking at all these parameters you can think of taking allocations to equity mutual funds and decide how much allocation to equity mutual funds is comfortable to you. If you dont have any prior expertise in investing in mutual funds or equity markets, its better to hire an advisor to help you do that or start with allocation in Equity Diversified mutual funds which will help you to take exposure in stocks.

And after all that, i would say it's your behaviour and emotions management which will help you create wealth in the equity market.

I hope this helps. Happy investing
DISCLAIMER: The content of this post by the expert is the personal view of the rediffGURU. Users are advised to pursue the information provided by the rediffGURU only as a source of information to be as a point of reference and to rely on their own judgement when making a decision.

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Hello Sir, I am 38 years working professional. Below are my Mutual Funds list. 1. Axis Bluechip fund Direct Plan growth - 2000 / month 2. PGM mid cap opportunity Direct Plan growth - 2000 / month 3. SBI small cap fund Regular growth - 1000 / month 4. Axis nifty 50 Direct Plan growth - 2000 / month 5. ICICI next nifty 50 Direct Plan growth - 2000 / month 6. ICICI nasdaq index direct plan growth - 2000 / month 7. ICICI technology fund Regular plan growth - 1000 / month Kindly give your input on this. Shall I continue with this for long term or not?
Ans: According to the data you have given, it appears that you have a Rs. 12,000/- monthly systematic investment plan (SIP) distributed across seven different mutual funds. Generally speaking, if your entire investing amount is Rs. 10 lakhs, you should invest in 6-7 mutual funds. Over-diversification can result from having too many mutual funds in your portfolio.

Regarding the recommendation on the mutual funds in your portfolio, all of them are considered to be fundamentally strong with a good track record. Investments in pure equity funds are recommended for the long term, ideally for a period of 5-7 years.

On the other hand, certain categories such as Small Cap, Mid Cap, and Sectoral funds are recommended only if you have an investment horizon of more than 7 years.

It's worth noting that two of the funds in your portfolio, namely Axis Nifty 50 Direct Plan Growth and ICICI Nasdaq Index Direct Plan Growth, are recently launched funds. As a result, they do not have sufficient track record to accurately assess their risk and reward potential.
We hope that you have made your investments based on your short-term and long-term goals, taking into consideration your risk profile.

• 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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