Other than asset class, how else can one classify Mutual Funds schemes

Other than asset class, how else can one classify mutual funds schemes? zoom-icon

Mutual Funds Sahi Hai?

Variety is the spice of life. At the same time, you do not seek variety just for the sake of it. Some variety is required simply because the situation demands it. So when you eat food, you’ve got to maintain balance. Food serves certain basic needs of the body – they offer vital nutrients: you need energy, you need stamina, you need strength, you need good eye sight – you get these from the vital nutrients – the fats, carbs, proteins, vitamins, etc. that food provides. At the same time, no single food item provides everything and hence you need varieties of food items in your daily meals.

In a similar manner, there are different Mutual Fund schemes for different purposes – to fulfill different needs of different investors.

Let us look at the basic requirements out of investments. An investor mainly needs a combination of four things: (1) safety of capital, (2) regular income, (3) liquidity, (4) growth of capital invested.

There are Mutual Fund schemes available to serve these needs. Look at the table on the left to know more.

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