Index. Sit Back. Relax

Anybody who has ever entered the stock market has only had just one thing in mind – to beat
the damn thing. Double the money, I say! Triple it! And do it before my next birthday. It’s ironic.
The market’s gone up and up these past many decades, and yet, strangely, no money manager
will ever say that getting the market’s returns is a worthy enough goal.

So then, how do you beat a system that has millions of participants, each playing by his own
rules, and all of them essentially blind to one another?

An easy answer is, well, you don’t. A better answer is, you could try. How difficult could it
possibly be? All you need to do is buy low, sell high. Time your entry and exit right. Right? (more…)

What factors should you consider while investing in mutual funds?

Mutual funds have become the preferred choice of investment for many new investors in India. In recent times, many top-performing mutual funds have been offering attractive returns to investors. This investment option is ideal for those who have extra funds available and want to park them in a safe avenue for the long-term. 

While mutual funds attract millions of investors, they have some amount of risks and disadvantages. Before investing in mutual funds, investors must make themselves fully aware of all these factors and make an informed investment decision. In this blog, we will discuss some important factors that investors should try to remember before investing in mutual funds. 

To begin, let’s first understand the basics of mutual funds.

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Why choose mutual funds as your go-to investment option?

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
–Benjamin Franklin

Mutual funds are one of the most lucrative personal investment options available in India and it is has been booming in recent years with the advent of increasing accessibility, powered by the Internet. But, before we give you the reasons to consider investing in mutual funds it is essential that you decide on it with at least the basic understanding and knowledge of mutual funds.

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Is it a good time to invest in midcap and small cap funds?

The equity market is never meant to take a straight-line trajectory. It has its shares of ups and downs based on a number of other factors like the general economic and political conditions within and outside the country, the interplay of global capital markets, movement of the local currency, and many other factors.

There are 5000 odd stocks listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, there is a classification put in place to differentiate between the stocks based on market capitalization. For the uninitiated, market capitalization is the market value of all outstanding shares of a company.

According to changed norms for fund categorization, large-cap funds can only invest in Top 100 stocks by market capitalization, mid-cap funds can choose between the 100-250th stocks and small-cap funds from the 251st stock by market cap.

What Is So Interesting About The Mid Cap And Small-Cap Space?

The Upside of Mid & Small Cap Space

Is it only the market capitalization that makes mid-cap and small-cap space unique and interesting? Of course not!!

Mid-caps and small-cap space represent that universe of the stocks which are budding or has the highest potential for growth. These companies are in their expansion phases and often prove to be value buys. These companies are not very popular so there are a limited number of value seekers investing in this space.

In a phase when the market is growing, the mid-cap and small-cap stocks often perform better than the large-cap stocks due to their potential for growth. Similarly, the mid-cap and the small-cap funds that majorly invest in these companies do well than the large-cap peers.

No wonder there is a lot of interest in this space.

The Downside of Mid & Small Cap Space

The Mid& Small Cap universe has a number of green-horn companies.

While the management of large-cap stocks is seasoned and can better weather a crisis, midcaps and small caps stocks might still be reaching there. Also, these stocks can quickly go down when there is an economic crisis/bear phase in the market.

Therefore investment in this space is not free from risks as these stocks show higher highs and lower lows (volatility).

Although, Mid-caps and small-cap mutual funds are handled by experienced fund managers yet they cannot guarantee you lesser volatility.

Performance of Mid-Caps/Small Caps vis-a-vis large caps

All said and done each one of us looks to maximize our investments. So performance is a key factor.

We looked into the performance of BSE Large Cap 100, BSE Mid Cap, and BSE Small-Cap indices over a 5 year period. This is considered as a proxy for Large Cap and Mid& Small Cap funds.

5 year performance of indices

We see that all 3 indices had a common base figure (almost) in 2013. While the index figure for Large Cap is just nearing the double-figure, the Mid-cap and Small Cap indices have moved way past that figure indicating growth in these stocks.

On the other hand, the volatility (ups and downs) for the Mid and Smallcap indices is also much higher when compared to volatility for the Large Cap index. For Ex: Consider a one-year horizon from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018, the fall in mid & small-cap indices has been much more than the fall in large-cap, thereby validating our view of higher highs and lower lows.

Takeaways

There is no right or wrong time to invest in any fund. Every fund stands to satisfy a certain need like large caps allow lesser returns with lesser risk and it is the vice-versa for mid and small caps.

The time horizon for holding also matters. Investments in mutual funds generally pay well over longer time horizons.

One cannot totally shun or embrace the mid-cap and small-cap funds. The investments in these funds should be guided by your risk appetite, holding horizon, and financial goals rather than timing the market.

Key pitfalls of investment that every investor must avoid

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”
-Warren Buffett

Your investment portfolio should consist of those products that match your needs and work towards your financial goals. Investment is a must these days. Because investments allow an individual to create a corpus, but they also enable us to earn a good return on the savings and can even generate regular income if done right. If you are a first-time investor or have been in the investment game for a while, you should consider these points and that will surely help you in your investment tactics and will also maximize your long term returns.

Mentioned below are the few factors that can help you find the right type of investment:

1. Understanding your financial product

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MyWay Wealth is now Finity

Finity is now finity

Your investment journey and your experience through this journey have always been at the core of everything we did at MyWay. As the world around us has changed a lot, we have been evolving too – but our focus hasn’t changed. 

Your trusted investment partner- Myway is undergoing a rebranding exercise to reflect our values and mission of being a customer-centric company in a clearer way. As a part of the exercise, we will now be called Finity– a word that symbolizes our commitment to your financial and investing journey till infinity and beyond.

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Muhurat Trading is live

Hurry, Muhurat Trading time is running out! Invest now for prosperous life

Muhurat Trading is already live until 7:15 pm! Any trade during these 60 minutes is considered auspicious and is thought to bring great prosperity and wealth.

If you are a long term investor, you should take advantage of Muhurat trading by starting a SIP. Our research team recommends “Axis Bluechip Fund-Growth/Direct”, which has delivered 16.43% returns (past 3 years). You can start an SIP of Rs.500 in just 5 mins.

Invest now, before time runs out. Click on the button below:

Muhurat trading is around the corner

Muhurat Trading hour is starting in a few minutes, get ready to invest!

Muhurat Trading is just a few minutes away (from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm)

This auspicious hour also embarks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year (Vikram Samvat 2076), and hence, any trade during these 60 minutes is considered to bring great prosperity and wealth.

If you are a long term investor (and not a trader), you can still take advantage of this shubh Muhurat trading by starting an SIP to get blessings of goddess Lakshmi.

Our research team’s recommendation is “Axis Bluechip Fund Direct Plan-Growth”, which has delivered 16.43% returns in the last three years. You can invest as low as Rs. 500 with SIP within just 5 mins.

Click on the button below to invest in Axis Bluechip Fund Direct Growth:

Muhurat Trading

Start a SIP during the auspicious hour of Muhurat Trading

Diwali, the festival of lights, is considered to bring wealth & prosperity with the blessings of Goddess Laksmi to fulfill your financial dreams along with good fortune and happiness.

Well, it’s not just us! For more than half a century, stock traders all around India trade stocks on Diwali for one hour (popularly known as “Muhurat Trading.”) This auspicious hour also embarks the beginning of the Hindu calendar year (Vikram Samvat 2076). Hence, any trade during these 60 minutes is considered to bring great prosperity and wealth.

This year the Muhurat Trading is scheduled to be held on October 27 with the opening bell ceremony at 6.15 pm, and trading will continue for an hour up to 7.15 pm.

However, even in the most auspicious hour, one cannot avoid risks such as high volatility and lack of diversification in stocks trading. Hence if you are a long term investor (and not a trader), you can instead start an SIP during the “Muhurat” to get blessings of goddess Lakshmi.

Don’t worry, we will remind you few minutes before “mahurat” (6:12 pm on October 27) to invest in “Axis Bluechip Fund – Direct/Growth” (5-star fund recommended by our research team) which has delivered 16.43% returns in the last 3 years. Within just 5 mins, you can start an SIP of Rs.500 while still making the most of your precious time with your family.

Click the button below to explore the Axis Bluechip Fund now (to make sure that you are ready to invest immediately during Muhurat trading hour, instead of wasting time on the day of Diwali).

Happy Diwali from our team at Finity!

Is it a good time to invest in midcap and small cap funds?

The equity market is never meant to take a straight-line trajectory. It has its shares of ups and downs based on a number of other factors like the general economic and political conditions within and outside the country, the interplay of global capital markets, movement of the local currency, and many other factors.

There are 5000 odd stocks listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, there is a classification put in place to differentiate between the stocks based on market capitalization. For the uninitiated, market capitalization is the market value of all outstanding shares of a company.

According to changed norms for fund categorization, large-cap funds can only invest in Top 100 stocks by market capitalization, mid-cap funds can choose between the 100-250th stocks and small-cap funds from the 251st stock by market cap.

What Is So Interesting About The Mid Cap And Small-Cap Space?

The Upside of Mid & Small Cap Space

Is it only the market capitalization that makes mid-cap and small-cap space unique and interesting? Of course not!!

Mid-caps and small-cap space represent that universe of the stocks which are budding or has the highest potential for growth. These companies are in their expansion phases and often prove to be value buys. These companies are not very popular so there are a limited number of value seekers investing in this space.

In a phase when the market is growing, the mid-cap and small-cap stocks often perform better than the large-cap stocks due to their potential of growth. Similarly, the mid-cap and the small-cap funds that majorly invest in these companies do well than the large-cap peers.

No wonder there is a lot of interest in this space.

The Downside of Mid & Small Cap Space

The Mid& Small Cap universe has a number of green-horn companies.

While the management of large-cap stocks is seasoned and can better weather a crisis, midcaps and small caps stocks might still be reaching there. Also, these stocks can quickly go down when there is an economic crisis/bear phase in the market.

Therefore investment in this space is not free from risks as these stocks show higher highs and lower lows (volatility).

Although, Mid-caps and small-cap mutual funds are handled by experienced fund managers yet they cannot guarantee you lesser volatility.

Performance of Mid-Caps/Small Caps vis-a-vis large caps

All said and done each one of us looks to maximize our investments. So performance is a key factor.

We looked into the performance of BSE Large Cap 100, BSE Mid Cap and BSE Small-Cap indices over a 5 year period. This is considered as a proxy for Large Cap and Mid& Small Cap funds.

5 year performance of indices

We see that all 3 indices had a common base figure (almost) in 2013. While the index figure for Large Cap is just nearing the double-figure, the Mid-cap and Small Cap indices have moved way past that figure indicating growth in these stocks.

On the other hand, the volatility (ups and downs) for the Mid and Smallcap indices is also much higher when compared to volatility for Large Cap index. For Ex: Consider a one-year horizon from Dec 2017 to Dec 2018, the fall in mid & small-cap indices has been much more than the fall in large-cap, thereby validating our view of higher highs and lower lows.

Takeaways

There is no right or wrong time to invest in any fund. Every fund stands to satisfy a certain need like large caps allow lesser returns with lesser risk and it is the vice-versa for mid and small caps.

The time horizon for holding also matters. Investments in mutual funds generally pay well over longer time horizons.

One cannot totally shun or embrace the mid-cap and small-cap funds. The investments in these funds should be guided by your risk appetite, holding horizon and your financial goals rather than timing the market.