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How Much Can I Earn in 10 Years If I Invest Rs.10,000 and in Which Funds?

15 June 2022

Even a small investment of Rs. 10,000 in mutual funds can generate substantial returns over a long investment period. The returns will be dependent on various factors like the choice of fund, market trends, and the performance of the particular scheme. 

The following sections will discuss the returns of various investment options and how much you can expect to earn by investing Rs. 10,000 for 10 years.

Equity Mutual Funds

These mutual funds primarily invest at least 65% of their fund corpus in stocks and equity-related instruments. The gains and losses of underlying stocks in an equity fund’s portfolio reflect its NAV (Net Asset Value) and, consequently, your profits or losses.  

Equity mutual funds carry the highest risk among mutual funds but also offer the possibility of the highest returns. However, their risks are usually lower than investments in direct equity investments as these funds offer a diversified portfolio. 

Pros:

  • Offers a range of investment options (large-cap funds, mid-cap funds, small-cap funds, etc.)
  • Diversifies the portfolio across asset sub-classes and sectors to reduce portfolio risk
  • Has the potential to offer considerable and inflation-beating returns
  • Ideal for inexperienced investors with a long-term investment horizon 

Moreover, equity funds are a suitable option for investors seeking equity exposure with limited funds. 

Cons:

  • These funds tend to have higher management costs.
  • Since they are highly reactive to market volatility, they may not work well for investors with a short-term investment horizon.
  • The performance of an equity fund is highly dependent on the expertise of fund managers.

Hybrid Mutual Funds

These mutual funds invest in both stocks and debt instruments to diversify risk and returns. Hybrid funds can offer higher returns than debt funds but also carry higher risks. 

The goal of hybrid funds is to combine the benefits of stocks and debt instruments. In other words, these funds can generate decent returns at moderate levels of risk. Fund managers of these funds allocate the fund corpus to equity and debt instruments based on the objectives of the scheme. 

Pros:

  • Offers more stability than pure equity funds 
  • Provides diversification by investing in a wide range of stocks and debt instruments
  • Ideal for investors looking for a prudent balance of risk and returns (in this regard, the choice of hybrid fund is crucial)

Cons:

  • Since hybrid funds invest in equity, their performance is impacted by market volatility.
  • Fund managers may not have the skills required to manage both equity and debt allocation.
  • If a fund invests in debt securities with low credit risk, it can lead to the loss of interest as well as capital. 

Debt Mutual Funds

These mutual funds invest primarily in fixed-income debt instruments, including treasury bills, corporate bonds, debentures, and money-market instruments. Debt funds aim to considerably reduce the risk factor for investors while offering steady returns. 

Conservative investors who are unwilling to participate in a highly volatile equity market may consider these funds. Though it generates lower returns compared to other mutual funds, it is associated with low volatility.  

Pros: 

  • Debt funds with a low maturity period are the least risky among mutual funds.
  • These schemes can offer higher returns than bank fixed deposits.
  • Debt funds offer higher stability than equity-oriented funds 

Cons: 

  • The institution issuing corporate bonds may default in paying interest
  • Debt funds carry interest rate risk
  • Historically, stock markets have outperformed debt most of the time

How Much Can You Get from an investment of Rs. 10,000 in 10 years?

Firstly, the performance of an investment in mutual funds is dependent on numerous factors, including market fluctuations, the performance of a particular scheme, and the fund manager’s decision. Each and every investment may perform differently, and there are no guaranteed returns. 

With this in mind, let us examine the following examples to get a rough estimate of returns on lumpsum investments for a period of 10 years. We will use the lumpsum calculator to figure out the estimated returns.

  • Rs. 10,000 investment in equity funds at an expected return rate of 12%:

Estimated returns = Rs. 21,058 and total value of investment = Rs. 31,058

  • Rs. 10,000 investment in hybrid funds at an expected return rate of 8%:

Estimated returns = Rs. 11,589 and total value of investment = Rs. 21,589

  • Rs. 10,000 investment in debt funds at an expected return rate of 6%:

Estimated returns = Rs. 7908 and total value of investment = Rs. 17,908

If the investor wants to use his Rs. 10,000 for wealth creation and has a high-risk appetite, he can triple his investment in 10 years. If he wants to keep a balance between equity and debt, he can still double his investment. 

On the other hand, if he wants the minimum risks with short-duration debt funds, he can make around Rs. 8000 with an investment of Rs. 10,000 in 10 years. 

Final Word

There is no one-size-fits-all solution in the case of mutual fund investments. Individuals must consider their financial goals and risk appetite before allocating their savings to a mutual fund scheme. Furthermore, it is crucial to check certain factors, such as the experience of the fund manager and past returns of the fund before investing. 

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

Disclaimer

The stocks mentioned in this article are not recommendations. Please conduct your own research and due diligence before investing. Investment in securities market are subject to market risks, read all the related documents carefully before investing. Please read the Risk Disclosure documents carefully before investing in Equity Shares, Derivatives, Mutual fund, and/or other instruments traded on the Stock Exchanges. As investments are subject to market risks and price fluctuation risk, there is no assurance or guarantee that the investment objectives shall be achieved. NBT do not guarantee any assured returns on any investments. Past performance of securities/instruments is not indicative of their future performance.
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