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All of us, as investors are now familiar with the word mutual fund investments. Speaking of which who does not enjoy the statement: Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risk. Please read the offer document carefully before investing. Having said that, investing money in mutual fund investments is tricky.

Here we will discuss briefly about few important points which everyone must consider before opting any mutual fund investment scheme.

Key to a successful mutual fund investment are the following questions:

1. Why should Investors consider Mutual Funds?
2. When should they consider investing in Mutual Funds?
3. How much they should invest?
4. How safe the Mutual fund investments could be?

Let’s go through them one by one:

Why should Investors consider Mutual Funds?

Mutual fund investments were introduced to diversify the money of investors, in the selection of securities which is managed by professional fund managers. There are different kind of investments introduced within Mutual funds (MF) such as- fund of funds, exchange-traded funds, fixed maturity plans and many more.

Now why MFs? Suppose you have Rs100 in your savings bank account, this let you buy any 10 products of same cost (consider Rs10 for each product). Bank provides 5% annual interest rate to you, and then you will have Rs105 at the end of the year.

Now see this, market inflation increased by 10% that year, now those products cost Rs11 each. Now you cannot buy 10 products in Rs105 in your saving bank account.

Here Mutual fund investments helps by investing your money to such ideal place for long term inflation that help you adjust the power to purchase anything. This is the idea that doesn’t let your hard-earned money drop over the years.

2. When should investors consider investing in Mutual Funds?

It is very important to know where are you investing your money, but it is as well very important to know that when you should invest your money within any mutual fund investment plans. There are numerous of plans to choose, but you should consider investing when you are completely confident about your investment. This can be achieved only if you keep reviewing the market at regular basis. First of all you must be confident that this is going to be a long-term investment and you must measure the performance of market (company) which you are interested in. For better reviews and revisions you must have an idea of 12-24 months performance where you are going to invest.

3. How much should an investor invest?

It is all up to you that how much you should invest. This also depends that what type of risk you are taking or you willing to take. Every investor must consult a fund manager or an expert which is always taking care of the money of others. After all mutual fund investments are not guaranteed, you may not get the exact amount of money you have invested.

4. How safe Mutual fund investments could be?
The real fact about how safe or unsafe your mutual fund investment can be depends upon how you invest in them. You can understand this with the help of this one line that none of mutual funds are safe yet all the mutual funds are safe, if you have the patience and knowledge of the market.

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