How to become rich by investing in mutual funds— Explained

Mutual Funds: A powerful tool for long-term wealth creation and financial stability

Sangeeta Ojha
First Published19 Jun 2024, 01:31 PM IST
Investing in mutual funds is ideal for various types of investors.
Investing in mutual funds is ideal for various types of investors. (IStock)

Mutual funds are suitable for investors who prefer professional investment management and want to participate in the broader financial markets without having to select individual stocks or bonds themselves. Becoming wealthy through investing in mutual funds involves a disciplined approach and a long-term perspective.

It would be best to consider investing in mutual funds when you have long-term financial goals and are looking for a diversified investment option that matches your risk tolerance. Investing in mutual funds is also advisable when you have surplus funds available for investment after setting aside emergency savings and paying off high-interest debts. Additionally, mutual funds can be a good option if you're looking for flexibility regarding investment amount and liquidity.

Investing in mutual funds is ideal for various types of investors. How can you become rich by investing in mutual funds? And when should you consider investing in MFs?Here are key scenarios where mutual funds can be particularly beneficial.

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Long term goals

Mutual funds are highly advantageous for achieving long-term financial objectives, such as saving for retirement, purchasing a home, or funding education expenses. One of the key benefits of mutual funds is the power of compounding returns over time. As earnings from investments are reinvested, they generate additional returns, thereby accelerating the growth of your investments. This compounding effect is particularly beneficial when investing in the long term.

Moreover, mutual funds promote disciplined investing habits. By setting up systematic investment plans (SIPs), investors cultivate a consistent approach to wealth accumulation.

Additionally, mutual funds offer diversification across various asset classes, sectors, and geographic regions, reducing the risk associated with individual stocks or sectors. This diversification enhances portfolio stability and minimizes the impact of market volatility on your investments.

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New Investors and Busy Professionals:

Individuals who are new to the market or have demanding professional commitments should strongly consider investing in mutual funds. They offer a professionally managed, diversified portfolio, saving time and reducing the complexities of direct stock investment,

“By opting for mutual funds, investors save valuable time and avoid the complexities associated with the direct stock investment,” said Dr Ravi Singh, SVP - of Retail Research, Religare Broking Ltd.

Sectoral Bets

If you believe certain sectors will outperform but are unsure which stocks to pick, sector-specific mutual funds are a good option. They spread the risk across multiple companies within the industry, enhancing growth potential.

Tax Savings

Equity-Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS) funds are a smart choice for tax-saving purposes. They offer tax benefits under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, providing growth and tax efficiency, said Dr Ravi Singh

Overall, mutual funds are powerful tools for long-term wealth creation. They allow investors to build a robust financial foundation while benefiting from compounding returns and disciplined investment strategies.

Meanwhile, in the first two months of the current fiscal year (FY25), the mutual fund industry has witnessed an increase of more than 81 lakh investors' accounts. According to recent data from the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), the total number of mutual fund folios reached 18.6 crore by the end of May, marking a 4.6% rise from 17.78 crore recorded at the end of March.

Note: This story is for informational purposes only. Please speak to a SEBI-registered investment advisor before making any investment-related decision.

 

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First Published:19 Jun 2024, 01:31 PM IST
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