Thursday, January 22, 2009

Is my SIP investments in the right funds?

Is my SIP investments in the right funds?

One blogger Mr.Nishan Asher queried "


I have an SIP plan in the following companies, please let me know if should continue stay invested with the same amount or should I stop or reduce the amount I invest monthly.

I am right now investing a Rs 5000 per month in each SIP

Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund – BSL Midcap Fund – Growth (B251G)

DSP Merill Lynch Mutual Fund – DSP India T.I.G.E.R Fund Grow-Reg (D13)

SBI Mutual Fund – Magnum Global Fund – G (L021G)

Sundaram CAPEX – Growth (S82)




Dear Nishan Asher,

Sadly, your portfolio lacks Good Solid Large Cap Funds. Stop your sips in all the existing funds IMMEDIATELY!!!!!.
Birla Midcap Fund, as the name suggests, is a Mid Cap Fund, which had a good run in the bullish times but now as with the case of all Mid Cap Funds, had a horrendously poor run. Mid cap funds do not look attractive even with a 3 years perspective. Stop your sip and for your existing investment, think about switching to Birla Sunlife Equity Fund.
DSP Tiger Fund and Sundaram Capex fund are both Thematic Funds. Both funds are heavily invested in Infrastructure stocks. With the economy taking a breather and Infrastructure Sector's future not looking rosy, you need to look elsewhere. Stop your sip in both the funds. Stay invested in both the funds for now.
SBI Magnum Global Fund is a Diversified Fund, but had a terrible past and a very poor track record. Stop your sip immediately and switch to SBI Bluechip Fund.
You can look at investing your 5000 * 4 sip into these funds, with different dates in each fund to take maximum advantage of NAV volatility.
1. Fidelity Equity Fund.
2. HDFC Prudence Fund
3. Reliance Growth Fund
4. Sundaram Select Focus Fund
All these funds have had a good track record both in bull and bear markets. Split your sip investment into different dates.
Review your investments every 6 months or so.
Best of luck,
Srikanth Shankar Matrubai.

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