A mutual fund that invests principally in stocks. It can be actively or passively (index fund) managed. Also known as a "stock fundAn investment pool, such as a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund, in which core holdings are fixed income investments. A debt fund may invest in short-term or long-term bonds, securitized products, money market instruments or floating rate debt. The fee ratios on debt funds are lower, on average, than equity funds because the overall management costs are lower.
Advantages of Investing into a Mutual FundThe reason that mutual funds are so popular is that they offer the ability to easily invest in increasingly more complicated financial markets. A large part of the success of mutual funds is also the advantages they offer in terms of diversification, professional management and liquidity.Flexibilty - Mutual Fund investments also offers you a lot of flexibility with features such as systematic investment plans, systematic withdrawal plans & dividend reinvestment.Affordability - They are available in units so this makes it very affordable. Because of the large corpus, even a small investor can benefit from its investment strategy.Liquidity - In open ended schemes, you have the option of withdrawing or redeeming your money at any point of time at the current NAVDiversification - Risk is lowered with Mutual Funds as they invest across different industries & stocks.Professional Management - Expert Fund Managers of the Mutual Fund analyse all options based on experience & researchPotential of return -The fund managers who take care of your Mutual Fund have access to information and statistics from leading economists and analysts around the world. Because of this, they are in a better position than individual investors to identify opportunities for your investments to flourish.Low Costs - The benefits of scale in brokerage, custodial and other fees translate into lower costs for investors.Regulated for investor protection - The Mutual Funds sector is regulated to safeguard the investor's interests.
Mutual Fund<br /><ul><li>Mutual funds are funds that pool the money of several investors to invest in equity or debt markets. Mutual Funds could be Equity funds, Debt funds or balanced funds. Funds are selected on quantitative parameters like volatility, FAMA Model, risk adjusted returns, rolling return coupled with a qualitative analysis of fund performance and investment styles through regular interactions / due diligence processes with fund managers.</li></li></ul><li>Types of Mutual Fund<br />Equity fund<br />Debt fund<br />
Advantages of Investing into a Mutual Fund<br />Flexibility <br />Affordability <br />Liquidity <br />Diversification <br />Professional Management <br />Potential of return<br />Low Costs <br />Regulated for investor protection <br />
HDFC Mutual Fund<br />Name :HDFC Equity Fund (Growth & Dividend)<br />Date of inception : 24/12/1994<br />Fund manager : Mr. AnandLaddha & Mr. Prasant Jain. <br />Fund Size in Rs. Cr. : 8946.62 as on Mar 31, 2011<br />Face value : Rs.10<br />Minimum investment amount : Rs. 5,000/-<br />Benchmark Index - CNX500<br />
NET Asset Value<br />Latest NAV : 286.24 as on Apr 8, 2011.<br />52 –Week High : 315.35 as on Nov 10, 2010.<br />52 - Week Low : 230.43 as on May 25, 2010.<br />
Assuming that you have invested in this growth scheme on 1/1/2006 at an NAV of 107.009 your IRR will be 24.65%<br />
Templeton India short term- income Ret<br />Name: Franklin Templeton Asset Management India Pvt. Ltd.<br />Date of inception: January 2002<br />Minimum investment: 5000<br />Entry load: Nil.<br />Exit load: 0.5% for redemption within 270 days<br />
Objective & strategy<br /> To generate stable returns by investing in fixed income securities with maturity periods likely to be less than 3 years.<br />The average maturity of the portfolio of the scheme is likely to be between 4 months and 12 months.<br />