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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Types of Mutual Fund Schemes

Equity mutual funds schemes are specially designed to cater to the retail investors desire to invest in stock market. If you don't understand equities market, buying equity mutual funds is probably much better than buying equities themselves. This is because equity MFs mirror the stock market and when the market is going up, the NAVs of the equity MFs also go up. Its always important to understand the types of mutual fund schemes available in the market and which one suits you the most looking at your medium/long term objectives in term of returns.

Below are the types of Mutual Fund Schemes:

1. By Structure
  •  Open - Ended Schemes
  •  Close - Ended Schemes
  •  Interval Schemes

2. By Investment Objective
  •  Growth Schemes
  •  Income Schemes
  •  Balanced Schemes
  •  Money Market Schemes
3. Other Schemes
  •  Tax Saving Schemes
  •  Special Schemes (Index Schemes, Sector Specific Schemes)