Looking for the perfect balance between safety and returns? Hybrid funds offer a blend of equity and debt that help you navigate any market condition. This makes them a dependable and versatile investment that are in red-hot demand. In fact, these funds got a cash injection of Rs 18,650 crore in September alone.
That's why, for our cover story, we bring you nine hybrid funds that suit every investment need. There's a recommendation for every kind of investor - conservative, moderate, and aggressive.
The highlights of this edition include:
- How long is long-term investing?
People say you should invest in equities for the long-term. But what exactly do they mean by 'long-term'? On one hand, there are investors like Warren Buffett, and on the other, there are day-traders. We try to find out what is the sweet spot for investors.
- The ultimate guide to buying your first home
If you are in your 30s and are planning to buy a home, this piece will offer a lot of answers to your questions.
- NPS can help you get rich apart from saving taxes!
Find out how NPS performs compared to equity mutual funds when you invest Rs 50,000 per month in it. This is a must-read if you are in the higher tax brackets.
- "Do you think large-cap investing has lost its appeal?"
Mahesh Patil has over 30 years of experience in fund and investment management. In the interview, he tells us why his fund house's equity franchise has struggled recently.
- What is the right time to start planning for retirement?
Young people view retirement as a speck in the rear-view mirror. This leads them to planning for this phase of their life quite late. Shyamali Basu highlights why you should start planning for your retirement early and start investing to meet that goal.
- Sensex v/s Nifty: Which is the better performing index?
Nifty 50 is home to 30 companies listed on Sensex as well, making them 86.67 per cent identical. We do some number crunching and find out which index comes out on top.
Like every other issue, we include the mutual fund scoreboard and a list of SIP returns of different funds.
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