Why should one invest in Fixed Income Mutual Funds?

Why should one invest in Fixed Income Mutual Funds? zoom-icon

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A Fixed-Income Mutual Fund, (a form of mutual fund) channels investments into fixed-income assets such as corporate bonds, government bonds, money market instruments and other debt securities as per the asset allocation of the Fund and SEBI permissible guidelines and limits.  They aim to earn returns through interest and capital growth. This flexibility suits different investment objectives and risk tolerances. Fixed-income Mutual Funds are also called Debt or Bond Funds.

Fixed-Income Mutual Funds provide numerous features for investors, such as:

  • Diversification: These funds offer diversification by spreading investments across various fixed-income securities, such as government and corporate bonds, reducing overall portfolio risk.
  • Liquidity: Open-ended fixed income funds allow for liquidation, particularly during urgent financial situations as they don’t have any lock-in period
  • Relatively Lower Risks: These funds are widely regarded as low to medium risk, although not entirely risk-free.
  • Additional Income: Fixed income funds may provide an extra source of cash flow, especially through systematic withdrawal plans, subject to management fees supplementing your primary earnings and enhancing overall financial stability.
  • Retirement Planning: These funds can serve as a key component in retirement planning, to plan for a low risk, low return income stream during post-employment years through Systematic Withdrawal Plans, subject to market risks and performance of the fund.

Fixed-Income mutual funds are attractive to risk-averse investors. They are suitable for individuals seeking consistent, modest, returns rather than high-risk investments.

Fixed-Income funds do not guarantee returns. It's important to note that the actual returns are subject to market conditions and other factors.  Investors should consult their financial advisers if in doubt about whether the Fund is suitable for them.


Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.

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