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Answered by our expert: Amit Kukreja

Viewer Query: Name: Denver Fernandes
 
Age: 32 years
 
I have invested in MF through SIP's my portfolio includes the following,
  1. HDFC EQUITY FUND - 5,000/- per month.
  2. HDFC CAPITAL BUILDER - 5,000/- per month. 
  3. ICICI VALUE DISCOVERY FUND - 5,000/- per month.
  4. SBI MAGNUM MIDCAP FUND - 2,000/- per month.
  5. SBI SMALL & MID CAP FUND - 3,000/- per month.
 
I invest 20,000 per month in the above mentioned funds, with allocation as
  • LARGE CAP- 43%
  • MID CAP- 35%
  • SMALL CAP- 22%
 
Apart from this i have a HDFC SL PRO GROWTH FLEXI policy for 15 years, wherein I pay 1,00,000 yearly and here my funds allocation is  70% - HDFC MIDCAP OPPORTUNITIES and 30%- HDFC EQUITY.
 
Kindly advice on the funds I am investing in or any other good fund where i can switch to or look forward to invest in.


Expert advice: You have done a good selection of funds. However I suggest you to stop your SIP in HDFC Equity Fund and SBI Small & Midcap Fund due to its poor performance. Instead you can choose another multi-cap fund that has done well in the recent past. Kotak Select Focus Fund or Franklin India Prima Plus or Mirae Asset India Opportunities Fund can be chosen to replace HDFC Equity. And either DSP BlackRock Micro Cap Fund or Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund can be chosen to replace SBI Small & Mid Cap Fund.

Do ensure to invest in Direct Plans only for your investments in the chosen mutual fund schemes. They deliver better returns compared to regular plans and thus create a better compounding effect in your portfolio.
3 years ago

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Subramani Iyer : 2 years ago
why this policy company is cheating n looting all.

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