Myths and Facts about Mutual Funds

September 27, 2018
  1. MYTH

Mutual fund are for experts

FACT

In fact, Mutual funds are meant for of common investors who may lack the knowledge or skill set to invest in securities market. Mutual Funds are professionally managed by expert Fund Managers after extensive market research for the benefit of investors. A mutual fund is an inexpensive way for investors to get a full-time professional fund manager to manage their money.

 

  1. MYTH

Mutual fund investments are only for the long term

FACT

Mutual funds can be for the short term or for longer term based on one’s investment horizon and objective.

There are different types of mutual fund schemes – which invest in different types of securities – in equity as well as debt securities that are suitable for different investor needs.

 

  1. MYTH

Investing in mutual funds is the same as investing in stock market / mutual fund is an equity product

FACT

Mutual Funds invest in stock market (i.e., equities), bond market (corporate bonds as well as govt. bonds) and Money Market instruments such as Treasury Bills, Commercial Papers, Certificate of Deposit, Collateral Borrowing & Lending Obligation (CBLO) etc. Many of these instruments are not available to retail investors due to large ticket size of minimum order quantity (such as G-Secs) and hence, retail investors could participate in such investments through mutual fund schemes

 

 

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I am Nehanchal. 3 years ago, I started my career as content writer at Money classic Research. I am fascinated with this job and I feel habit of reading and writing enhances your skills. I love to write technical and health blogs. However, I am engineer turned writer and pursued graduation at Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidhyalaya.
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