Wednesday, January 15, 2020

How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund

How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund
How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund
How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund | What is mutual fund investment?
Mutual Fund seek to mobilize money from all possible investors, various investor have different investment preferences. Mutual fund mobilize different pool of money. Each pool of money is called a mutual fund scheme. Every scheme has a pre-announced investment objective. A mutual fund is a company that pools money from many investors and invests the money in securities such as stocks, bonds, and short-term debt. The combined holdings of the mutual fund are known as its portfolio. Investors buy shares in mutual funds.

Why Mutual Fund?

Mutual fund offer facilities that help investor invest amount through Lump-sum amount, systematic Investment plan (SIP), Withdrawal amount regularly through a Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP), Move Money between different kind of schemes through Systematic Transfer Plan (STP)

Mutual Fund Lump sum Investment -

A lump sum amount is defined as a single complete sum of money. A lump sum investment is of the entire amount at one go. For example, if an investor is willing to invest the entire amount available with him in a mutual fund, it will refer to as lump sum mutual fund investment.

Systematic Investment plan SIP

1. Simple and discipline approach towards investment.
2. Investment possible with small sum of money invested regularly to accumulate wealth.
3. Flexibility in terms of Amount or Quantity based SIP
4. Flexible intervals like Daily/Weekly/Fortnightly/ Monthly basis.
5. Reduce Risk because of Rupee Cost Averaging
6. Timing the Market is not necessary.

My friend was a knowledgeable guy. He worked in a leading MNC and made a 7-figure salary. He also handled his finances himself choosing which investment avenues to invest in and which to avoid. However, few years down the line when a medical emergency struck his family, He didn’t have enough liquid funds to pay for the expenses. He had to avail a loan, borrow, break his Fix deposited amount which would not have been required if he would have been careful with his financial planning.

The story of my friend would resonate with many of you who do their financial planning on their own. We all think we know exactly which avenues to choose, how much to invest and how to build a good financial portfolio. But do we really know?

Let’s take the example of your health. There are various over-the-counter medicines which come to your rescue when you have a headache or a common cold and need a cure. But what if the headache or cold persists over a long period of time? Do you self-medicate or do you consult a specialist?

You consult a specialist for long-term care, don’t you? Then why take risks with your finances? Isn’t an expert financial advisor or a money doctor required for handling your long-term finances?
Yes, a money doctor is required for building a long-term financial portfolio. If you are still wondering why, here are the reasons –

How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund
How To Invest Money In Mutual Fund
For financial goal planning

Investing is useless unless you invest towards a specific goal. In life, you have various financial goals like child future’s planning, buying a house, retirement planning, abroad holiday etc. You save towards your goals so that, when required, your investments would provide you with the desired funds. To understand your life goals, ascertain their financial requirement and then to plan your investments for each goal the help of an expert is required. So, if you want to chalk out your goals and a separate investment for each, you need a make financial planning.

For asset allocation

Do you consider your risk appetite when investing? Everyone has a different risk tolerance capacity. Some like to take risks while others are conservative. Your investments should be based on your risk profile. If you are risk-averse investing in equity could be a bad call. At the same time, investing all your money in debt could bring down your returns. That is why you need a proper asset allocation where your investment is invested as per your risk appetite and goals while at the same time the returns are maximized. Can you do this yourself?

For a diverse financial portfolio

Is there one medicine which is cure your all health issue? No, there isn’t. Similarly, one investment avenue cannot take care of all your financial goals. You should have a diversified portfolio which would be the answer to all your financial requirements. My friend didn’t plan an emergency fund or invest in health insurance as a result of which he faced a financial difficulty. You should learn from his mistakes. Your financial portfolio should be diverse. It should have an emergency fund and different goal-based funds so that every financial requirement that you face in life could be taken care of. Building such a diverse portfolio requires expert assistance which can be provided by a money doctor.

For tax planning

Tax planning is also an important task which should be done so that you can save taxes on your investments. If tax planning is not done, you lose your hard-earned money on paying taxes. Moreover, you cannot even judge the tax efficiency of your investments which is necessary for maximum returns. An expert financial advisor knows the tax rules and helps you plan your taxes to your benefit.

Given these reasons, what do you think? Don’t you require a financial advisor?

You do. Even if you are well aware of the financial world, you cannot keep abreast of all the developments and changes happening around you and understand how the changes would affect your finances. Even if search engines can give you knowledge, they cannot provide you solutions. For instance, you can find out medical treatments and procedures online, but can you perform them yourself? So, seek the help of professional financial advisors and create a long-term portfolio which would take care of all your financial needs and secure financial independence.

So these are how to invest money in mutual fund and you must have now fully understood about mutual funds. If you have some questions related to this, then you can write me in the comment.

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