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In which fund category can one make lump-sum investments?

Dhirendra Kumar discusses the suitability of debt funds for making one-time investments


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Is there any fund wherein we can invest a lump-sum amount like we do in a fixed deposit? And will this be feasible in the long term?
- Keshav

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For lump-sum investments, only debt funds are the ones to choose from. Of these, liquid and ultra-short-duration funds should be your choice. Recently, SEBI has introduced new norms for liquid funds to make them safer.

However, for a first-time investor like you, a careful analysis should be conducted before choosing a fund. You should opt for a fund that neither has any questionable debt nor a lower-rated debt instrument.

I would like to add a word of caution, always invest a lump-sum amount in a debt fund instead of considering an equity fund.

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