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.
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.
Moreover, equity funds are a suitable option for investors seeking equity exposure with limited 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.
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.
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.
Estimated returns = Rs. 21,058 and total value of investment = Rs. 31,058
Estimated returns = Rs. 11,589 and total value of investment = Rs. 21,589
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.
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.
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