We all know
Mutual Funds investment comes with a risk and Scheme related documents should be read carefully before investing. But what is in that document that should be read with so much care and what we as investors must understand and be sure of before plotting our funds? Here’s a little insight to a few points that can help you sort the mystery:
- Risk- This we know is involved in investment, but with conscious calculations and by means of several calculators available online and otherwise, one can measure and judge the scheme and its benefits for you.
- Assessment- Investment as a whole is a process of assessment. Foremost being your age, funding of finances, financial goals, income sources and flow, time span for investment, existing assets and risk taking ability. Sorting it all can help you solve and be clear in the kind of policy you need.
- Performance- Essential it is to look at the past performance and see how the track record of the scheme has been when it comes to returns. Also it is important to compare with other similar funds schemes and their returns. The higher and consistent the returns, better is the fund to invest in. Although future may or may not be as predictable and past performance may or may not sustain in the future.
- Diversification- Investing funds all in one place can be quite a gamble, thus it would be good to allocate your assets across different schemes.
- Investment Objective- This helps you define the objective and get the logic of investing in place. While defining you specify whether the funds will be invested in equity, debt, or both. What will be your objective and strategy to achieve your goal?
- Exit Load- it is a charge collected at the time of redemption or during the transfer between schemes. The exit load percentage is deducted from the NAV. Consider and enquires if this cost exists for you when you invest. The schemes without this charge are referred to as 'No Load Schemes'.
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Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.