Secret – High Return Investment in India

Who doesn’t want to know the secret of High Returns? We keep getting requests for suggesting best investment plan with high returns, High Return Investment in India, low risk high returns investment, high return stocks – the list will keep growing so let’s give you the secret of achieving high returns.

High Return Investment – Uncovering

Is it a good time to invest in equity? Sorry to say but if you are having this question in mind; you have already lost half battle. Don’t get disappointed – I assume you are new to this game & don’t know much about its rules so let’s give you one more chance. Happy!!

High Return InvestmentSometimes people also ask “which are the mutual fund where we can get HIGHEST Return”. I think there is no definition of “Highest Return” but let’s stick to high return for time being. High return for me means beating inflation & comfortably achieving your goals – that’s it.

80:20 rule in your investment success

80:20 rule apply everywhere in this world & same also applies to your investment. But the problem is people waste 80% of their energy on those things which will only contribute 20% in their financial success. And not even 20% on those things which are going to contribute 80%. Let’s understand where things can go wrong.

Let’s start with the things where people give most importance

Timing the Market

“Market kya lagta hai” this is the worst question one can ask & if someone start a reply with “mujhe to lagta hai….” – he is lying to himself. Market timing is the worst strategy which someone can adopt & it hardly contributes any positive returns in once portfolio. But if we talk about investors & advisors 80-90% focus is on this thing – bad part is they have not even learned from their past mistakes. Various researches have proved this strategy if successfully implemented can fetch you 3% of your total returns. Only 3% what about rest 97%??

Check this Video before going forward – High Return Investment

Don’t look at data – it keeps changing

Selection of Security or fund

“Which is the best fund or best investment?” I think this is the most common question I have heard on TFL. There is nothing called BEST – which is best today gives no guarantee of best tomorrow. I did some research with diversified equity funds & shockingly there were very few periods where best fund of last year got listed in even top 10 funds of next year. So best is a myth – yes you may find few good funds with consistent returns. But even this will not contribute more than 7% of returns.  So again what about the 90%??

ReadMagic of Systematic Investment Plan (SIP)

End of the story or a new beginning

90% of the investor’s waste their 90% of the energy in timing the market & selection of best funds or high return investment but both of these combined is not even able to contribute more than 10% in your investment return. So you can see all your efforts till date have gone in drain. So what are things which are important to have a successful financial life?

Portfolio Construction

Actually if we were talking about the steps – portfolio construction comes after asset allocation. Portfolio construction is a very detailed thing but it do two things either reducing your risk at some point of return or increasing your return without increasing risk.

Let’s take example on 5 year period (only mutual funds) – these 6 funds (existing portfolio in below chart) have return of 13.91% & risk of 29.63%. Now we have task in hand that we have to increase its return without increasing risk or other way round reducing risk without reducing return.

If you can see I have not made any changes in the best performing fund of this period – that is HDFC Equity Fund.  I have also not done major replacement of the funds or substantial changes in the fund allocation. In last column you can see there is a shift in portfolio but there is no change in Risk & Return.

Read – Types of Risk That affect your Investments

Asset Allocation

This is where most of returns are generated but not even 1% investor reaches here consciously. People may have something in debt & some part in equity but it is not a thoughtful effort. This strategy is very simple but hard to stick – as they say investing is simple, but not easy.

Asset allocation means dividing the ratio of asset classes for investments as per the risk and time horizon of investment. The weightage of each asset class is kept constant. Once you have made this portfolio you just need to rebalance it at pre-decided date. The profit in the asset class which outperforms is booked & the proceeds are used in the asset classes which underperform in that particular period. This is done keeping the original weightage of the asset class in the portfolio. If we see in 2007 equity gave exceptional returns so if you would have followed this strategy your assets would have automatically moved from equity to debt. And in 2009 when equity underperformed it would have indicated you to increase your exposure in equity. With time this strategy reduces the risk & increases return.

Your Behavior

This is the place where winners do all wrong things to lose the game. If you are new to equity markets you must be thinking that people are fool who invest in top of the market & exit in the bottom. Warren Buffett said “In the equity markets, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” So don’t be over-confident and prepare yourself that you don’t stuck in cycle of greed & fear – 80% of the market participants are going to do this mistake again & again till they broke. That’s the reason equities have given substantial return in past but you will hardly find people who have build their wealth through it. Mind you “It’s the mind game & not number game”.

You cannot change your destination overnight but you can change your direction overnight. So turn to right direction & start moving.

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87 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Hemant ,

    Excellent article !
    Have one doubt over Asset Allocation ,

    Suppose i have decided my current allocation as 75 % in equity and 25% in Debt and according to that have SIP of 6 equity mutual funds of different category and SIP of 2 Debt Funds which i am planning to continue for next 5-10 years

    Lets say in by end of 2012 , equity markets have given very good returns
    and my current asset allocation looks like 85 % in equity and 15 % in Debt after including the returns
    So what should be my strategy now , to reduce the equity SIP outflow and increase it in Debt SIP ? is this advisible ?
    Or there are other ways to rebalance the assets ?

    • Hi Rohan,
      Don’t change the SIP amount just shift some amount from equity to debt to bring your asset allocation back to 75:25. In starting days you may feel that it’s not making much sense but once you have a decent portfolio – you will see the difference.

  2. Excellent article Hemant – agree with everything you say. It’s very hard to gain control of your thought process and exercise discipline to overcome emotion, and that’s where the battle is won or lost.

  3. Hi Hemant
    Beautiful and timely article.I agree that investment in mutual funds should be done with head and not heart. But unfortunately, an investor who has started investing in mutual funds only recently and is in the habit of seeing returns of his investments monthly , will have a sinking feeling in his heart seeing his portfolio giving negative returns months after months.
    Then there are some so called experts who are so much pessimistic about the governance that they are advising the new investors to remain away from the market and keep their cash parked only in bank fixed deposits. On the other hand there are some experts who are so much bullish about the market that they are promising extra ordinary returns from the equity mutual funds.I think what is required is a balanced approach.

      • Hi Hemant
        Thanks. I agree. It is said that with advancing age the allocation in equity has to decrease and that in debt to increase.This means that while rebalancing this aspect has also to be considered.

  4. hi hemant….
    i am quit new to this investment and all..and hence was quite unable to appreciate the article….but am pretty confident that this forum is going to help me a lot in becoming a “financial literates”.(based on the feedback from some friends and my own vibes,although i believe that both of these sources are not good enough to have good investment skills)..Anyways,can u plz guide that based on what factors shud i decide that what shud be my asset allocation…i m a 29 male with a wife and a daughter (2year old).that would b a great help.

    Thanks,

    Anu Gupta

  5. Hi Hemant,

    Once again an excellent article from you. I believe this is the kind of eye opener article for those who believe in timing the market.

    Regards,
    Vishwa.

      • Hi Hemant
        Thanks.
        Sales Persons of Quantum Mutual Fund have called me several times from Mumbai.They want me to invest in Quantum Long Term Equity Fund.The track record of the fund looks impressive.The only apprehension I have about this fund house is that it is a direct to investor fund house with no distribution network. I would like to know whether it is safe to invest with this fund house.

        • WHY NOT ? , Í am in blore. when i got info about quantum, i went thro their web site and found it is a upcoming AMC andit is like TFL/jaga investor and working very hard in the group of well established AMC’s.
          then i have selected only one fund and following them. still good and let us see

          • Thanks,Kumar.
            Recently,I saw one interview of Mr Ajit Dayal,the brain behind this fund house and was very much impressed by his views on various investment issues.The major plus point is their low charges.

            • I have been investing in quantum mutual funds for a long time now and I am very happy with them. The fund (QLTEF) is good. you can invest online with them as well. All you have to do is take a print out of the application form and mail it to them with your KYC. One time hassle.

              Their customer service is very good and its easy to interact with them through email and calls as well.

  6. Hi

    nice article and timely one. While reading I eagerly looked for ETF and P/E strategies which we missed.

    Regards
    Rathisbabu

  7. Hi Hemant,

    Very nice article, however i came across one of the fundamentals of equity market. It is time proven that invest only when market PE multiple is around reasonable value may be 14-15. Ofcourse invest in good fundamental stocks and you will make good growth of your investment. So for investor who actually want to start direct equity and find that the market is overvalued like in 2008, then also he choose to invest and will go wrong. He may never come back to direct equity. It is like timing the market, but it is safe also. SIP is the best way to overcome this fear, but some portion of your investment in direct equity investment at right time can take your financial position to great heights. I have also seen economy and market take a turn in few years. So waiting for right PE multiple is not a good option. My age is 31, As i want to invest 25% in debt and 75% in equity. Out of 75% i am investing 55% in SIPs, but i am keen on investing remaining 20% in good stocks at good PE multiple. Is it a right approach?

    • Hi Purvesh,
      PE is one of the simplest things which talks about valuation of market but it is not the full proof or only thing. Let me ask you I have some money to invest today & PE is above 19 – what should I invest or wait.
      In 2005 sensex was at 7000 & it’s PE was above 16 & in 2007 senxex touched 21000. My suggestion is stick with basics – use asset allocation strategy with your SIPs.
      Behavior is not about timing the market – it is about not doing mistakes.

  8. Hi Hemant

    A very good article as usual !!

    About “Asset Allocation”… for a common man, it is easier said than done. For example, if a person makes a one time investment of 70,000 in equity and 30,000 in debt, it is very easy to track and maintain asset allocation over time as he know his initial fixed investment.

    However in case a of salaried person, who makes monthly(or any other frequency interval) investment in equity/debt according to his monthly income inflow, it becomes quite cumbersome for “aam aadmi” to derive his current asset allocation.

    I only wish if the portfolio tools available at sites such as value research could include FD, PF etc to give a asset allocation ratio.

    • Hi Deepak,
      It’s not that tough…..
      I think it is easier for a salaried person as he is having consistent cashflows & investments but businessman always faces problems with his erratic cashflows.
      You can make a small sheet in excel & update it every 3rd months – try to re-balance portfolio in 6 months.

      • Have to agree with Hemant on this one. I myself have a sheet that I monitor each month. While I cant share it, it essentially features income, expenses, investments, summary of assets and % split of assets. All these are on rows month by month.

        Gives a very clear and crisp picture of your financial standing.

  9. Sir,

    In the very first I come to know your articles when I read about Reliance Gold MF in Jan-Feb, 2011 and from date I always read your each articles and learn very new concepts with your great articles.

    Sir, I am investing in Unit/Share Market from August 2007 and look a great Market fall and also a great earnings from 2007 till date. I also invested in Share as well as MF/SIP and after about 4 years of investment experience, this is my personal view that for a middle class family/ salaried person it is good to invest in FD’s @ 10% p.a. and invest only the money in share market / MF even in SIP for which he must not be care for loss/profit. I think that the share/MF market is a game point and invest a low money and enjoy “Gir Gaya!!!!Gir Gaya!!!! Gir Gaya!!!!” or “market aacha hai” but seriously investment should not be made in share market/MF/SIP.
    Sir, This is my only personal views and I want to share with you as you are a great experienced and a very good advisor that how much am I right?? I also agreed that my views may be changed after some of years OR after playing a bit more in the market.

    • Hi Prakash Kumar
      I am surprised to know your views about investing even after four years of investment experience.Stop playing in the market and first get your basics right by going through all the articles of Hemant.

      • Hi Mr. ANIL KUMAR KAPILA

        Sorry, but I can’t understand that you advise me OR surprised on my comment through these lines “Stop playing in the market and first get your basics right by going through all the articles of Hemant”. I will be highly grateful, if you kindly clarify this. further, it is needless to mention that I have read all the articles of Mr. Hemant Sir published after Feb’11. If any prior article of Mr. Hemant, I should read, kindly provide link also.

        Regards,

        • Hi Prakash Kumar
          From the Home Page of Hemant’s website you can get a list of all the articles published by him till date.I am sure if you read all the articles you will know the correct way of investing.

  10. AS CORRECTLY SAID BY HEMANT, INVESTMENT IS MIND GAME,THOSE WHO HOLD THEIR EMOTIONS EVENTUALLY WINS. ASSET ALLOCATION IS THE KEY.
    I HAVE ADVISED MY CLIENTS TO INVEST IN MF WHICH INCLUDES LUMPSUM & SIP ALLOCATED ACORDINGLY TO RISK PROFILE OF PERSON.
    THEY ALL ARE VIEWING THEIR PORTFOLIO & ENJOYING THE BNEFIT OF IT WHEN COMPARED TO INVESTMENT OF THEIR OTHER RELATIVES/ FRIENDS (MOSTLY IN NFO)

  11. Hi Amit,

    I am following your articles lately, and they are quite awesome. I wish I had seen this site a couple of years back.. Kudos..

    My question when we have SIPs in different mutual funds, how can we transfer the amount from MFs to Debt at any time. I just did not understand this one.. Please clarify..

  12. Hi Hemant
    I have noticed that many financial advisers include property also in asset class. Some go to the extent of saying that even if you have one self occupied house there is no harm in acquiring an other house even if you have to take housing loan for it.I have recently come across an article in which the author says that equity is a better investment than property. As per the author the long term returns of equity are much better than that of property.I would like to have your take on it.

    • Hi Anil,
      That’s true that equity as an asset class has given higher returns than real estate. But people compare I bought that corner plot in X colony at y price & now see it is priced at 20Y – in the same period sensex has given 5x returns. But they are actually comparing apple with oranges – in this case they should also check 100s of stocks that become 100x in the same period.

  13. Hi Hemant
    Thanks! Ultimately it is a question of risk and return. I consider investing in property a huge risk. This alone prevents me from investing in property.

    • Dear anil , your info regarding real estate is totally in correct. Today ask any fund manager or any person in financial sector about what is asset which give them a maximum return , it is only & only real estate. All other assets cannot match with the returns given by real estate.
      But having said this, i will tell you real estate has the lowest liquidity among all classes. so every assest has +ve and _ve .

      • Hi Kumar
        My views on property matters are based on my personal experience.Around 15 years back I invested in a plot in the name of my son.The promoters promised to complete the project with in five years.The project even did not get moving after five years.On enquiry it was found that the proposed project was on a disputed piece of land.It appears that the concerned piece of land was part of the land which the government wanted to acquire.The compensation amount proposed by the government was very low.It became a subject of litigation and the court case dragged for several years.The promoters got some compensation from the government on the directions of the court but the investors got a raw deal.A major portion of the compensation was appropriated by the promoters saying that they had incurred huge charges on account of litigation.I have been recently paid a small amount of compensation after very vigorous follow up.

  14. Dear Hemant,
    Is it worth starting an VIP for 2000/- a month in Benchmark CNX 500 Fund for the next fifteen years for my second son who is 10 months old. Thanks

    JK

    • Hi JK,
      You can go for it if you think active investing is not your cup of tea. Yesterday I was looking at few figures of last 3 years – sensex has given 3.5% return in this period but average of diversified mutual funds is above 9% in the same period.

  15. Dear Hemant

    Regarding switch ever time based on market, only broker/AMC will make money due to change over from debt to equity and equity to debt.

    Please clarify my view on this. What happens when we switch from one equity funds to debt funds- AMC one who has already deducted expenses will again deduct expenses from new fund investment. Money gets eroded in the process.

  16. i am investing in diversified mutual funds and in MIPs. Problem is both gets same effect, when funds are down, MIP are also down. (Though it is a debt product, but due to 10% equity investment),

    so with this switch over is not possible. it may be possible if we have investment in pure equity funds and pure debt funds

  17. Hi Hemant,

    My age is 27, recently married. I can easily invest 25000 /- Per month. I am planning to invest 5000/- every month for 15 years for my Child Education in SIP, 5000/- every month for 20 years for my Child Marriage in SIP, 5000/- every month for 25 years for my retirement in SIP, 5000/- every month for 20 years as a insurance premium & 5000/- every month for 10 years in SIP for investment. Kindly Guide me is it the right decision of mine ? or if not, then kindly recommend me the same ? Also tell me which are the best MF to invest ?

  18. Hi Amit,
    You have asked this query to Hemant, and he will surely guide you. But i also thought to pitch in with some of my ideas. First of all look at the financial planner provided by franklin templeton investment from link below,
    https://www.tflguide.com/2011/04/franklin-templeton-family-solutions.html
    I think it will give you rough idea of how much investment you need to make on each of your goal. And the best part is you can assume/consider your own risk adjusted returns. It may also give you asset allocation strategy you can follow.
    As the age is on your side you can consider 75-80 % in equity and 20-25% in debt according to your risk appetite. From equity portion you can allocate 70% in large cap /large-mid cap funds like ICICI pru bluechip, HDFC top200, HDFC equity, and 25-30% in small and midcap funds like IDFC premier equity , DSPBR micro cap. I personally have investment strategy like this and willing to increase my allocation as per my savings.

    -Purvesh

    • Dear Purvesh,

      I had looked at the planner n checked it. It really very Wonderful. Now according to the planner by investing 5180/- per month for 25 years at a inflation of 6 % & expected rate of return 12%, i will get 98 Lacs after 25 years. Now Please tell me what will be the taxes on the interest generated ? I have heard that the tax is near about 30% on the interest generated. Is it right ? If it is so then the 98 Lacs will reduce to 68.6 Lacs. So, 68.6 Lacs is the amount which i will get after 25 years for my use, which we can say the cash in hand….Is it right ? Please guide me

      • Hi Amit
        When you invest in equity mutual funds for a long time the wealth you create is not treated as your interest income. It is treated as long term capital gains and is tax free right now.

  19. Hi Amit,

    Anil is right and as per now there is no capital gain tax on mutual fund returns. And what i assume direct tax code(2012) also do not have long term capital gain tax on mutual fund. Good that you refer the planner, it will also suggest you the funds in which you should invest. But don’t go blindly their way, just look at performance and management record of the mutual fund. Like i said you can invest in the mutual fund i suggest after a proper knowledge. Or you can also refer valueresearchonline.com for more information on any kind of mutual funds. Just stick to basics of SIP, as per your plan 25000/- per month device them in 4-5 funds and invest regularly. What i see confusing in your query is insurance premium as high as 5000 per month. Thats huge and what i assume it will be either a ULIP or LIC’s traditional plan. I hope you know advantage and disadvantage of ULIPs . Also i hope you know plans from LIC which gives returns which do not beat inflation.

  20. Thanks Purvesh & Anil……
    1.Please tell me is there any time limit for long term capital gain tax. I mean to say if i go for 10 years or 15 years plan then still will it come under long term capital gain????? Is there any time period after which we can say that now it comes under long term capital gain. ?
    2. Is Equities are Capital asset ?
    3. Are Long term capital gains are fully free from Income Tax ?
    4. Is Securities Transaction Tax applicable on Long Term Capital Gain ?
    5. Whats the meaning of sale of equities off Market & Sold on a recognized Stock Exchange ? Whats the difference between these two ? Whats the effect of these Two on sale of Equities ?
    6. Please tell me if i invest in SIP for long term, which is today non-taxable. If i invest today in SIP, can govt. in future make it taxable ? This question is very important for me

  21. I would rather answer in one sentence to all tax related query. All taxation laws are governed by law, no one can answer except law maker. So we do not know, what will come from “bag” of finance minister next year. Our work is to invest as per our savings for future, we should use available tools to determine exactly what we need to invest, its purely on assumption. In the worst case you can assume it can be taxed. So do SIP as per your plan and leave rest to law maker.

    What i understand any asset which is used to make money is capital asset. STT is
    applicable anywhere in equities and mutual fund. But that is not a major part.

  22. Hi Hemant,

    Wish you Happy New Year.
    I have one query, Should I withdraw the ULIP, HDFC Std amount, as i have completed 3 yrs of locking period and no good returns on it, though I have continously switching over the funds from equity to liquid in the period.

    Is it the right time to withdraw the money or should wait for some time?

    Kindly suggest

    Regards
    Seema

  23. Hi Hemant,

    Q1) Don’t you think doing asset allocation as you suggested also looks like similar to timing the market and more complex ? Because as per understanding what you are suggesting is that we need to monitor the various asset classes of our portfolio say A and B. Assume at some point of time (i.e. at a predefined date) we need to look both the asset classes and identify which is doing better. The one which gives superior returns is the one from which we need to pull away the profits and re invest it in another asset class which performs least. Assume A is doing best and asset class B doing average. so we decided to move the profit from A to B. Now what is the guarantee that the asset class B will do better in future and beat the asset class A. This is applicable for vice versa scenario too.
    I think i am communicating and hope you understand. Please confirm.

    I believe the above suggestion works well if two asset allocation growth are mutually exclusive. i.e. if asset class A grows then B will definitely perform low and vice versa.

    Q2) It would be of immense help if you give us one real time example and how this really worked well as you suggested. By this we clearly understand the concept behind this article.

    Cheers
    Sowmi

  24. Hi Hemant
    Thanks for this nice article.
    I have query regarding switch . Switching ever time based on market, only broker/AMC will make money due to change over from debt to equity and equity to debt.
    Please clarify my view on this. What happens when we switch from one equity funds to debt funds- AMC one who has already deducted expenses will again deduct expenses from new fund investment. Money gets eroded in the process.

    • Hi Yogesh,
      Definitely churning of portfolio will increase expenses of investor & income of brokers.
      There will be exit loads & taxes that will eat into your returns.
      AMC is not having much of benefit as they are deducting expenses on daily basis.

      • Hi Hemant,
        Thanks for your response. As per your advise, I want to keep my portfolio in the raito of 75% – Equity and 25%- Debt as a start. Please advise:
        1. Some good debt funds to invest.
        2. How frequently I should review my portfolio and make it balance again 75% – 25%.
        Kindly advise.

          • Yogesh,

            You should not stick to 75-25% ratio always. But as per your age and risk appetite. For debt you should consider always consider PPF, dynamic bond funds (eg. birla sunlife dynamic bond fund) they churn their portfolio based on different market cycle. But you need to remain invested in it for the entire interest rate cycle for good returns.

            -Purvesh Mehta

  25. I want to know whether it is essential to buy a fresh LIC policy, for taking a Home Loan from LIC Housing Finance Limited. My agent is coercing me for new policy while I already have 03 LIC policy running without any default.

    Regards,

    Rajiv

  26. Hi Hemant

    This post has been very helpful in understanding the asset allocation principle. I have few doubts lingering

    1. When you say rebalance, do you mean sell some units from equity fund but keep the sip running and use the money to buy some debt fund while keeping the sip running

    2. Knowing that there is no exit load after one year, should one carry out the rebalance after one year or do it every six months on a pre decided date treating the exit charges as small and inconsequential to over all picture.

    3. The rebalancing principle is to keep the percentage at what was planned for and not timing the market. Am I right

    Keep up the good work

  27. Hi Hemant,

    Easily this is my favourite article. I read this again and again every couple of weeks just to keep focussed. I did open up 5 SIPs worth 40000 and sticking to it. I had been investing in direct equities (about 6 lakhs) in infrasturcture and oil stocks (suzlon, essaroil, gmr, unitech and such) which stands at a huge loss and value slightly more than 2 lacs. I continue to buy in small amounts these stocks at the current low prices today which I treat as another SIP for another 10 years. Since I don’t need the money I continue to invest both in mutual funds and direct equities. Hope to achieve a decent return in long term in both the direct equities and MF

      • I did manage to generate some profit from equities for a year when I entered into equities. Last year, I was abroad on work and failed to pull out of the stocks before I left and did not bother to monitor the portfolio, so the current mess. I was late to wake up into the world of SIPs and mutual funds. I am kind of stuck with the loss I guess. Instead of pulling out the money, I felt I should leave it there as it is now since I don’t need the money any time soon any way and drift into MFs and SIPs henceforth…… Whats your take on that or is there another solution ………..

  28. Dear Hemant,
    Firstly accept my thanks for such a brilliant article… It really provides a new perspective on how people should plan their portfolio and asset allocation strategy.

    I have question regarding the Risk and No change column. In one of your replies you have clarified that the risk is calculated based on the Standard Deviation pattern. Could you please elaborate if the Standard Deviation for a particular Mutual Fund is say “n” how are you calculating the risk and the allocation change for that particular fund.

    Thanks in Advance.
    Krishnendu

  29. Hi, Hemanth!
    If I make a savings of 2 lacs in a year, how much do you suggest I should invest in mutual funds or other risky instruments? An online portfolio suggested I go for an “aggressive” portfolio, because I do not have any dependants, am unmarried, young, and without debts. I would like to know your take on it.

  30. Excellent way of Explaining the situations with the Good examples,, It is really help us lot, before investing, Thank You,,, Hemanth

  31. Dear Sir,

    I use Sensex Forward PE to make buy and sell decisions on my mutual fund. I buy when PE is below average and if i need to sell , i do it only when PE goes above.

    What flaws can you see in the above method ?

    BR/Rama

  32. hi hemant,
    i want to ask is there any strategy for a person to create wealth who earns very less and hardly able to save less than 1000/- monthly

    thanks.

    • Dear Param,

      Wealth creation is a long term process where many changes happens in any ones personal life wrt. income and savings. Start with your savings and increase it as there is increase in your income.

      • dear vikas.
        thanks for the reply.
        if i happened to read hemant ji’s blog 10 year before my financial life would have been different as i was knowing nothing about mutual fund , sip , etc etc.

  33. Hi Hemant

    I hold investment in franklin India taxsheild since last 2008 and my intial investment of 40K has now grown to 69k. should i redeem or let it continue?I have been told that its best to capitalise on the high returns received and redeem and not wait further as there is a possibility of interest rate dropping. please advise .thanks

    • Hi Simran,

      Do not aim to time the market but keep your investments simple. Invest for your goals and not for returns since every investment has its own risk return characteristics.
      Since it was mainly for tax saving , you can exit if you have achieved a reasonable returns and invest the proceeds for your goals.

  34. Hi
    I am Planning to start 3 SIP’s of 2K each in following three funds from different Category. Please let me know if I am doing correct choices of fund from each category.
    Objective: I want to invest for 20 Years from Now and I am expecting 12 to 14% of returns on compounded basis from this planning.

    1.ICICI Pru Focused Blue Chip Equity-(G)-Rank1-
    2.HDFC MidCap Opportunities (G)- Rank1
    3.HDFC Balanced Fund-(G)-Rank2/HDFC Prudence Fund (G)-Rank2

    Note: I already have HDFC Children’s Gif Fund {Investment} SIP of 2K.

  35. Hi Hemant,
    A very informative article for guidanace of retail investor who go on investing on the advises received by word of mouth by friends and brokers (who has more interest in their commision howsoever small it is).

  36. Hi Hemant,
    Very nice article like others.
    Just want to know more about “How to do asset allocation and get high returns”?
    e.g. – I have planned a portfolio for 15 years. invested 80% in equity MF(small, mid, large cap- 3 funds) and 20% long term equity(2 funds).
    After 1 year of SIP if I found out 3 equity MF, 2 performing well quarterly and 1 has less % return compare to last year(say from 20% last year and 15% this year). Then how I can allocate my asset between 3 funds so that I will be on track year-wise for 15 years of my target goal.

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