|Reliance Diversified Power Sector - Dividend Plan||25000||One time|
|Principal PNB Long Term Equity Fund - Series 2||10000||One time|
|JM Contra Fund - Dividend Plan||10000||One time|
|DSP Merilly Lynch TIGER Fund - Dividend Regular||25000||One time|
|Kotak Global Emerging Market Fund||10000||One time|
|Birla Sun Life International Equity Fund- Plan B - Dividend||30000||One time|
|Tata Indo Global Infrastructure Fund - Dividend||30000||One time|
|Tata Pure Equity Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Tata Equity Oppurtinity Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|DSP Merill Lynch Top 100 Equity Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|DSP Merill Lynch Tax Saver Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Kotak Tax Saver - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|DSP Merill Lynch Top 100 Equity Fund - Dividend||25000||One time|
|DSP Merill Lynch Top 100 Equity Fund - Dividend||2000||SIP for 1.5 years|
|HDFC Top 200 Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|DSP Merill Lynch TIGER Fund - Dividend||25000||One time|
|DSP Merill Lynch TIGER Fund||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Sundaram BNP Opportunities CAPEX Opp Fund - Dividend||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Kotak 30 - Dividend||25000||One time|
|Kotak 30||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund (Dividend )||30000||One time|
|ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Century SIP - BIRLA SUNLLIFE Frontline Equity Fund ( Growth )||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
|Reliance - Regular Saving Fund (Growth )||2500||SIP for 1.5 years|
SRIKANTH SHANKAR MATRUBAI replied :
You have a good exposure of your savings to Equities. But considering, that you call yourself a 'Safe" investor, it surprises me that you have more than 40% of your lumpsum investment into Infrastructure Funds and 25% of your sip investments going into again Infrastructure Funds. You need to reduce your exposure to Infrastructure Funds and add more of Diversified Equity Funds to add Stability to your portfolio. While Infrastructure as a Sector looks highly promising, its short and medium term outlook does not look all that rosy because of the slowdown in the economy and the high interest rate scenario. If you are willing to hold for more than 5 years or so, you can continue to stay invested in these funds.
I agree with you that most of the funds do have same set of stocks. But the key differenciator as to why some funds become outperformers and some laggards, is because of the percentage of the stocks they own. Suppose Fund A owns more Reliance and Fund B owns more L&T. And, if say, Reliance spikes up due to some news, then Fund A gains more thant Fund B and thus becomes a better performing fund.
Also, it also depends on Cash component held by fund at each stage of market. Fund A holding more cash in a Bearish Market will definitely gain and will be able to outperform others due to its ability to keep picking stocks at every fall.
Also, some funds perform better because of their Enter/Exit Strategy. Example, ICICI Fusion Fund II has bought Subhiksha (unlisted) at a very low low price, and once the scrip is listed, the Fund will see a Spike in its NAV.
These and some more factors are considered while evaluating funds and their future performance.
As far as your portfolio is considered, while you can continue to stay invested in most of your lumpsum investments for now, do take a call around April 2009 when the Full year's Annual Results are announced.
However, since you already have sufficient exposure in Infrastructure Fund, I recommend you stop/switch your sip in all the three Infrastructure funds, and consider investing in Diversified Equity Funds.
So, stop sips in DSP Tiger, ICICI Infra and Sundaram Capex Funds.
Alternatively, you can consider investing in HDFC Prudence Fund, Sundaram Select Focus Fund and DWS Alpha Equity Fund.
Best of luck,
Srikanth Shankar Matrubai.
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