At present, the mutual fund industry is managing an asset base of about Rs 20 lakh crore mark.
While the future remains uncertain, many investors may find it difficult to digest the change in the environment.
In comparison, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought equities worth 21,000 crore during the period under review.
S Krishna Kumar of Sundaram Mutual Fund said inflows into financial instruments have been steady and there has been no major trend change.
Being in control of your income, expenses, investment and everything else that involves money and staying informed about the latest market movements are the stepping stones of financial independence.
While the increasing investor interest in equities is great, investors should invest with a clearly defined risk and time horizon in mind, especially in Small & Mid-cap funds, which can tend to fall a greater extent if markets turn bearish in the short term
You should seek to route your investments to avenues that provide compounding and inflation beating returns.
Systematic investment in equity mutual funds is the most convenient option for retail investors to create a large corpus over the long term.
This also marks the 16th straight month of inflows into equity schemes. Prior to that, such funds had witnessed a pullout of Rs 1,370 crore in March 2016.
The assets under management (AUM) of mutual fund industry rose from Rs 18.96 lakh crore at the end of June from Rs 19.97 lakh crore by the July-end, as per the data of Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).
Mutual funds have something for everyone including aggressive investor who may want to earn high returns by taking high risk, moderate risk-taking investors and those who are conservative with minimum risk-taking ability.
A consolidated statement across mutual funds help you track your investments better.
Young investors have an advantage since the longer you stay in the market, your investments become less risk prone.
Mutual funds' assets under management (AUM) from B15 locations - small towns beyond top 15 (T15) cities - grew from Rs 2.42 lakh crore in June-end 2016 to Rs 3.54 lakh crore at the end of June 2017, according to latest data available with Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).
Despite the red flags staring at most Indian banks, mutual fund managers do not seem to bother about them. Reports say that the allocation to the banking sector by mutual funds has reached an all-time high of Rs 1.47 lakh crore at the end of June.
Investment in short-term debt funds provides low average maturity periods and helps in delivering higher returns than other bank fixed deposits.
Mutual funds, too, have risks in varying degrees. One must analyse risks before picking any investment instrument.
The number of investor accounts stood at 5.54 crore at the end of March quarter.
Assets under management of balanced funds more than doubled to Rs 1.1 trillion as of June from Rs 46,000 crore a year ago, while folio counts jumped 55 percent to 40,62,169 from 26,22,051 during the same period.
UTI Mutual Fund is targeting at least 5,000 new retail investors for its new open-ended equity oriented ETF Nifty Next 50 launched on Tuesday.
Overall, fund manager remains upbeat on markets as domestic mutual fund (MF) industry average AUM increased for the 15th consecutive quarter in 2QCY17 to a new high of Rs19.6 trillion.
In comparison, mutual funds saw an outflow of close to Rs 41,000 crore in May. Prior to that, Rs 1.51 lakh crore were invested in April.
Watch the interview of Anand Shah BNP Paribas MF with Surabhi Upadhyay and Anuj Singhal on CNBC-TV18, in which he shared his reading and outlook on Indian economy, BNP Paribas Mutual Fund portfolio and markets.
Do not get carried away by the appeal of monthly income, instead check the asset allocation and the post tax returns.
Mutual funds' assets under management (AUM) from B15 locations grew from Rs 2.32 lakh crore in May 2016 to Rs 3.41 lakh crore at the end of May 2017, according to latest data available with the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).