October 11 2018
The Great Indian Festival Sale is on on various e-commerce websites and in physical stores across the country. The newspapers and electronic media are awash with ads featuring products with discounts ranging from 20-90%. Lakhs of Indians are excited (Including these companies) and are on a buying spree.
There is another big sale going on in the country which hardly few people are excited about. That is ‘The Great Indian Mutual Funds Sale’. Due to sharp fall in prices of stocks over last 8-9 months, several well managed funds which have created huge wealth for investors in the past, are now available at hugely reduced NAVs. That is equivalent to ‘The Great Funds available at Discounted Prices’. If an ecommerce website was to present this opportunity, it would look something like this.
Great Funds. Great Discounts.
*The values shown above are highest values attained by Index or funds. The discounted values are their closing values on 10/10/2018.
With a market drop of 20-30%, this is once-in-couple-of-years investment opportunity and investors shall do good by being slightly excited about ‘The Great Indian Mutual Funds Sale’ as well. Investguru, being an investment advisor(And not a sales organization), would like to mention that participation in ‘The Great Indian Mutual Funds Sale’ is not meant for everyone.
This Sale is for You
Investment in equities/equity funds is an opportunity to create wealth, but over long term. It is a good time to invest If:
- You need to invest in ELSS funds for tax savings under section 80C
- Your investment horizon is more than three years
- You wish to generate inflation beating returns from your investments
- You are not disturbed by short term market volatility
This Sale is Not for You
Though the equity funds are available at reduced prices, you should be careful to invest your money in these funds if:
- You don’t like market volatility
- You don’t like your investments going down
- You want your investments to grow every month
- Your investment horizon is less than three years
- You want to make some quick money
- You think that prices from here will only go up and cannot reduce further
- Your goals are approaching
‘The Great Indian Mutual Funds Sale’ provides an opportunity to serious, long term investors who wish to generate attractive returns on their investments and are not disturbed by market volatility. Take out some money from your festival budget and invest in good quality equity funds. Little additions made to your equity investments today shall grow big later to fulfill your dreams and family goals.
As always, your views and feedback on the above are welcome.
Pawan Agrawal is the founder and managing partner of Investguru. You may reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org .