Markets have been tumultuous last year with the macro factors going haywire.

India had to bear the brunt of trade wars, oil prices, fed rate hikes, NBFC crisis and what not. The equity market had hardly given any returns. Going forward, general elections fall in May 2019, which again is an invitation for volatility.

In this article, we will discuss the five best funds to invest for a duration of one year.

Now, since we are talking about a one-year duration, we have selected only debt funds, as they are low in risk and more stable.

Let’s begin!

5 Best Funds to Invest For One Year – Details

1.SBI Magnum Constant Maturity Fund – Direct – Growth

Launched in 2013, this fund has consistently beaten its benchmark. By looking at the table below, we can see three-fold benefits if we put our money now into the fund.

Firstly, the SIP amount is as low as INR 500, therefore not a hit on the pockets. Second, the expense ratio is reasonable at 0.32%.

Key Information

Launch Date02 – Jan – 2013
AUM (Size)354 crores
Minimum SIP500
Minimum for First Investment5000
Performance w.r.t its benchmarkHas beaten the benchmark CCIL All Sovereign Bond – TRI over consistent periods of time
Age of the fund6 years
Expense Ratio0.32%
Total Securities3
Exit LoadNil
Type Debt Gilt
Fund ManagerDinesh Ahuja

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the fund is to generate risk-free returns by investing in a portfolio of securities. These securities are issued and guaranteed by the State and Central Government.

Holding Analysis

2.Kotak Low Duration Fund – Direct – Growth

If we refer to the table below, we can look at how  Kotak Low Duration Fund has beaten its benchmark CCIL T Bill Liquidity Weight.

If we are in a tussle because of the market going southwards and would like to garner risk-free returns, Kotak Low Duration Fund is one of the best we can look for.

The expense ratio of this fund is as low as 0.31%.

Returns Comparison

Particulars1-Year returns3-Year returns5-Year returns
Kotak Low Duration Fund – Direct – Growth8.30%8.60%9.20%
CCIL T Bill Liquidity Weight (Benchmark)4.26%4.29%4.78%

Key Information

Launch Date01 – Jan – 2013
AUM (Size)4,434 crores
Minimum SIP1000
Minimum for First Investment5000
Performance w.r.t its benchmarkHas beaten the benchmark CCIL T Bill Liquidity Weight over consistent periods of time
Age of the fund6 years
Expense Ratio0.31%
Total Securities67
Exit LoadNIL
Type Debt Low Duration
Fund ManagerDeepak Agrawal

Investment Objective

The primary objective of the fund is to generate stable income from a portfolio comprising of short and medium-term debt and other money market securities. (However, the scheme does not guarantee assured returns)

Holding Analysis

3.Franklin India STIP – Direct – Growth

Launched in 2013, this 5 stars rated fund has provided great returns to investors. It has also consistently beaten its benchmark

With a reasonable amount of SIP at INR 500 and expense ratio at 0.77%, investors can look to invest in this scheme for a time horizon of one year.

Key Information

Launch Date01 – Jan – 2013
AUM (Size)11,960 crores
Minimum SIP500
Minimum for First Investment5000
Performance w.r.t its benchmarkHas beaten the benchmark CCIL T Bill Liquidity Weight over consistent periods of time
Age of the fund6 years
Expense Ratio0.77%
Total Securities131
Exit LoadExit Load is 0.5% if redeemed between 0 Year to 1 Year
Type Debt Short Duration
Fund ManagerSantosh Kamath, Kunal Agrawal

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the fund is to generate stable returns by investing in short term fixed income securities.

Holding Analysis

4.Reliance Prime Debt Fund – Direct – Growth

This fund has a reasonable AUM as compared to other funds in the same category. Therefore, it can grow even further in the coming years.

The expense ratio of the scheme is very low at just 0.34%;

The minimum SIP amount for the scheme is INR 100, therefore, any and every retail investor can easily invest in the scheme.

Key Information

Launch Date01 – Jan – 2013
AUM (Size)3,388 crores
Minimum SIP100
Minimum for First Investment1000
Performance w.r.t its benchmarkHas beaten the benchmark VR Bond over consistent periods of time
Age of the fund6 years
Expense Ratio0.34%
Total Securities48
Exit LoadNIL
Type Debt Corporate Bond
Fund ManagerAmit Tripathi, Anju Chajjer

Investment Objective

The objective of the fund is to provide regular income and constant capital appreciation.

Holding Analysis


5.Franklin India Corporate Debt Fund – Direct – Growth

This fund is preferred by investors as it has a low expense ratio of 0.32% and a low AUM.

This fund is excellent if you want to invest in a fund which can you decent returns and shield you from market volatility.

The fund has consistently beaten the returns provided by its benchmark VR Bond.

Key Information

Launch Date01 – Jan – 2013
AUM (Size)832 crores
Minimum SIP500
Minimum for First Investment1000
Performance w.r.t its benchmarkHas beaten the benchmark VR Bond over consistent periods of time
Age of the fund6 years
Expense Ratio0.32%
Total Securities50
Exit LoadNIL
Type Debt Corporate Bond
Fund ManagerSantosh Kamath, Sumit Gupta

Investment Objective

The investment objective of the fund is to generate regular income to the investors primarily through investments in fixed income securities.

Holding Analysis

Conclusion

If you have idle money and want to invest for a short amount of time, or if you just want to attain stable returns by taking low risk, you can opt for these 5 funds.

Happy Investing!

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are that of the author and not those of Groww

 

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