If there’s one thing all mutual fund investors are clear about, it’s that SIPs are a great thing. Every time you have money to invest, it is not a given that you use SIPs (or STPs). There are times when it’s perfectly fine to be making lumpsum investments.
When you have too much of your portfolio invested in fund(s) of a single AMC, you’re concentrated towards an AMC. So you might think. But it’s not that cut-and-dried. AMC concentration risk comes in only when the funds are of a similar type or when you have too much of your portfolio in a single fund.
“Should I invest in mutual funds if I invest in stocks directly?”– and other questions from our webinar
We had a wonderful time answering your thought-provoking questions in our first, premium webinar on portfolio design. But the 40-minute QA could still not do justice to the questions we received. We have therefore answered more here.
This is the second in our 2-part series on managing your portfolio when you near your goal. In this second and concluding part, we shall answer if you should have equity in your portfolio, especially in your retirement. We will cover the following questions:
Some of the common questions we are asked when people near their goals are:
• How close to the goal should I start moving out of equity?
• Should I move out of equity entirely?
• Should I move out by selling lumpsum or should I do a STP/SWP?
• Should I move to debt funds or fixed deposits?
• If I leave some money and move out of only some funds, which category of funds should I move out of?