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5 Red Flags for a New Mutual Fund Investor

17 May 2022

In order for you to get the best out of the investing game, choosing a flawless start when investing in mutual funds is essential and making the right start is critical for anyone interested in investing in mutual funds. While all of the other crucial aspects can be discovered as you get a hold of the entire investing situation there are a few important points to be considered, especially for a new investor in Mutual Funds.

In this blog, we have put together a very brief Mutual Fund investment guide for new mutual fund investor to assist them in the best decisions possible in this significant investment instrument because no one wants to hold a negative first encounter for not being well aware of the basics and thus, you must always make certain to have a leg up. Something to be kept in mind while choosing any mutual funds for yourself is that the ideal investment scheme for you will always be the one that is suitable for your finances along with your capacity for risk tolerance while also being the one that offers a decent amount of returns. 

5 Factors and Red Flags to Consider with Mutual Funds Guide for New Investors

1. The Risk and Return Trade-off of Various Mutual Fund Categories Differ from One Another

One of the most relevant points to remember would be that the risk and return trade-off of different mutual fund segments tends to vary. It is very difficult to determine the various levels of risks in any specific components of mutual funds through specific factors or scales and this is because the risk that comes with every different category of mutual funds is not the same.

2. Select The Option That Is the Most Suitable and Appropriate For YOU

Begin your search for the selection of an appropriate mutual fund by determining your investment and financing goals and your risk appetite. For investment and capital gains exceeding over a year or so, make sure that you engage in a lengthy mutual fund asset where your money will be accumulated for over a period of 12 months or even more but if you are a fan of current income, make sure that you invest in brief and short-term schemes.

3. Over-diversifying is Tricky

The fact that diversification reduces risk is a well-known fact. However, over/wide diversification is not directly proportional to mitigating risks. Beyond a basic level of diversification, funds will not increase gains. It is important that novice investors start with the basics and tread forward. There is a possibility that in the rush you might end up adding similar kinds of funds to your portfolio, thereby moderating returns.

4. Category V/S Fund Rationale

One of the most common investing practices amongst people includes investing in a fund that is ranked the highest on internet sites or mutual fund organizations but it is more important to clearly identify the category that is most suitable for yourself. You can begin analyzing the funds once you’ve decided which categories your portfolio will include. The most significant factor to keep in mind is the availability and stability of funds, the rate of annual returns, expense ratio, and financial adviser.

5. It Is Highly Unlikely for You to Receive the Same Returns Every Year

 When people talk about Mutual Fund returns, what they usually mean are annualized returns. This may create an impression that your returns will be consistent year after year. Assume that the annualized returns of a particular Mutual Fund Scheme are 8%, this does not really guarantee that you’ll make 8% yearly. This is due to the fact that mutual fund returns are not consistent. A Mutual Fund Scheme, for example, could give you +10% returns in 2021 but might only give you -2% returns in 2022. There also may be times when there are no returns at all. As a result, you should expect this variability in your annual returns as well.

Here’s hoping these precepts make Mutual Fund investing easier for you!

Conclusion

Well, now that you know the five most important things about mutual fund investing, it is time you put them into practice.

If you need any mutual fund assistance, you can simply drop an email to [email protected] or call us on our Customer Support number! Our team will solve your query.

Until then,

Happy Investing!

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