Sir My name is santanu. my age is 49 years old. l have private job.I want to invest Rs. 5000 P/M up to my 60 years age. please suggest which is best and secure plan for my money, because my job is private and this money is future wealth and health for me. I am so worried because my job is no so long.
Ans: Dear Santanu,
Looking at your age and investment horizon, before investing you have to understand the risk and the reward associated with the investment avenue. If your risk appetite is low and you are looking for complete safety over the period, you can opt for any debt fund which invests in government securities or high rated bonds such as AAA or you can invest in any top-rated dynamic bond fund.
However, if you are willing to take moderate risk for your investments you can also opt for any Hybrid fund category such as Balanced Advantage or Aggressive Hybrid funds - with increasing risk, the probability of getting higher returns increases.
If you are willing to take risk, I suggest you to start your monthly SIPs into any Index funds or flexi cap fund where you will get decent returns on your investments. As index funds works on the strategy that replicate the returns of the benchmark, investing in this fund is always a suggestable call. Flexi cap is the category where you get the exposure of all the three categories of equity market and get diversification within your investments.
Hence, I suggest you to evaluate your risk and do complete research before initiating the investments.
• 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.