Mint30 is a curated list of 30 investment-worthy mutual fund schemes. You need just 5-8 schemes to build a good portfolio. Mint uses qualitative and quantitative parameters to select 30 schemes out of more than 2,000 schemes. Also Read: Methodology of Mint30We use past returns as a good starting point, but that is not enough. Managing risk is a big part of buying market linked financial products and therefore we blend in metrics of risk. Also Read: How to use the Mint30 basketWe add the fund managers’ point of view to understand their strategies, consistency in following the investment mandate and how ‘true to label’ schemes really are. Also Read: Four new mutual funds that have entered the Mint30 listWe usually avoid schemes that chase momentum or herd mentality. Use this list as a starting point and then spend time selecting your unique portfolio out of these.Also Read: Mint50 is now trimmed down to Mint30 Also Read: 30 best mutual funds to choose fromAlso Read: Which are India’s best mutual funds?