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The performance of a scheme is reflected in its net asset value (NAV) which is disclosed on daily basis in case of open-ended schemes and on weekly basis in case of close-ended schemes. The NAVs of mutual funds are required to be published in newspapers. The NAVs are also available on the web sites of mutual funds. All mutual funds are also required to put their NAVs on the web site of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) www.amfiindia.com and thus the investors can access NAVs of all mutual funds at one place
The mutual funds are also required to publish their performance in the form of half-yearly results which also include their returns/yields over a period of time i.e. last six months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years and since inception of schemes. Investors can also look into other details like percentage of expenses of total assets as these have an affect on the yield and other useful information in the same half-yearly format.
The mutual funds are also required to send annual report or abridged annual report to the unitholders at the end of the year.
Various studies on mutual fund schemes including yields of different schemes are being published by the financial newspapers on a weekly basis. Apart from these, many research agencies also publish research reports on performance of mutual funds including the ranking of various schemes in terms of their performance. Investors should study these reports and keep themselves informed about the performance of various schemes of different mutual funds.
Investors can compare the performance of their schemes with those of other mutual funds under the same category. They can also compare the performance of equity oriented schemes with the benchmarks like BSE Sensitive Index, S&P CNX Nifty, etc.
On the basis of performance of the mutual funds, the investors should decide when to enter or exit from a mutual fund scheme.
How to know the performance of a mutual fund scheme?
One Response to “How to know the performance of a mutual fund scheme?”
Rahul said on November 22nd, 2011 at 1:14 pm
What a blog you have here..& quite a following, I must say.
Request your comments on my selection of Mutual Funds for SIP investment, starting Dec 2011 onwards. Please suggest if the funds I have shortlisted for SIP are good enough or not recommended…
I am 29 years old. Plan to invest INR 12K each, in all these funds…
HDFC TOP 200 FUND- GROWTH Large Cap
Fidelity Equity Fund (G) Large Cap
IDFC Premier Equity – A (G) Midcap & Small cap
SBI Magnum Emerging Busi (G) Midcap & Small cap
ICICI Discovery Fund Midcap & Small cap
HDFC EQUITY FUND- GROWTH Multicap
Canara Robeco Infrastructure Fund Infrastructure Fund
ICICI PRUDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY FUND- GROWTH Technology Fund
RELIANCE PHARMA FUND- GROWTH Pharmaceuticals
Reliance Gold ETF Gold
AIG World Gold Fund (G) Gold