Mutual Funds- A guide

Mutual funds have become very popular over 20 years. Once just obscure financial instrument, now these are a part of our daily lives. Almost, each and every person invests in mutual funds, which means over trillions of dollars are invested in them. Everybody knows that investing in mutual funds is a better way than simply wasting cash in savings account.

So, what exactly mutual fund is? It is a professionally managed investment fund that pools money for securities. Investing through mutual funds has become one of the popular ways of investing. MF is much easy than buying and selling stocks and bonds. You can sell your shares whenever you want. The investment is handled by a pool of talented professionals, who use your money to create a portfolio. The portfolio which they create consists of stocks, money market instruments, bonds and mixture of any of those. It work both ways, either you invest on your own or you can do fund ownership. In fund ownership, you own shares of mutual fund that permit you to invest small amount of money or as much you like, even if other people invest much more. So, all the shareholders invested with you in fund ownership shares profit and losses on equal basis, proportionately to the money they invested.

There are different types of mutual funds present in the market, each with their own goals. For example the investment objective, the fund manager decides which stocks and bonds should be in the fund’s portfolio. Now, mutual funds issuers are offering diverse instruments to maximum returns and minimizing risk. These issuers offer the advantage by managing money and funds without making you bother about the paperwork at all.

Checkpoints before investing in mutual funds:

Check out the Macros: Not every new issue of MF is an opportunity to invest. Before investing, keep the background in mind like current economic scenario, liquidity position and industrial opportunities.

Sense the Sensex: No point in investing, if you are not getting the price right. So, watch the Sensex, if it is moving up or down.

Interest rates and Liquidity: If you are willing to invest in balanced or debt fund, always check the interest rate scenario. Remember, interest rates and bond prices are inversely proportional, if interest rates go up; the bond price will fall down, vice-versa.

Here are some benefits of investing in Mutual Funds:

  • With small investments, your money would be divided into various companies.
  • All you investments will be professionally managed by experts, who possess expertise in this arena.
  • You money will be divided into different industries, which diversifies the risk and gives advantage.
  • Everything depends on your choice. There are wide varieties of schemes to choose from to suit your requirements.

For more information, you can contact via mail id-customer_care@reliancemutual.com or Whatsapp @ 9664 00 1111

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