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Best Equity Mutual Funds 2021 - 2022

Updated on February 24, 2021 , 23193 views

An equity fund is a mutual fund that invests principally in stocks. It can be actively or passively (index fund) managed. These are also known as stock funds.

Best Equity Funds

Equity Funds should be the vehicle of choice when Investing for long-term goals as they have created huge profits for investors in the past few years. But as there is a wide choice before investors, choosing the right equity fund becomes critical.

With right qualitative and quantitative measures (discussed below), one can ideally choose the best equity Mutual Funds to invest.

Why to Invest in Equity Funds?

1. Liquidity

Since stocks are actively traded across all major exchanges, every day, this makes equity funds a highly liquid investment. It provides investors, the convenience of buying and selling their stocks depending on the market situation. By investing in equity mutual funds, the money is usually credited to your Bank account in 3 days.

2. Dividend Income

Investing into blue-chip companies may help investors earn a steady Income in the form of dividends. A majority of such companies usually pay out regular dividends even in volatile market conditions, typically paid quarterly. Having a diversified portfolio can provide investors with a steady dividend income in the year.

3. Portfolio Diversification

With best equity mutual funds investors can diversify their portfolio through regularly investing. It means that they can invest in stocks of different economic sectors. So, even if a particular stock drops in value, the others may help investors make up for that loss depending on the market situation.

4. Ideal Investment Vehicle

In many ways, equity funds are ideal investment vehicles for investors that are not as well-versed in financial investing or do not possess a large amount of Capital with which to invest. They are practical investments for most people.

The attributes that make equity funds most suitable for small individual investors are the reduction of risk resulting from a fund's portfolio diversification and the relatively small amount of capital required to acquire shares of an equity fund. A large amount of investment capital would be required for an individual investor to achieve a similar degree of risk reduction through diversification of a portfolio of direct stock holdings. Pooling small investors capital allows an equity fund to diversify effectively without burdening each investor with large capital requirements.

Equity NAV

The price of the equity fund is based on the fund's net asset value (NAV) less its liabilities. A more diversified fund means that there is less negative effect of an individual stock's adverse price movement on the overall portfolio and on the share price of the equity fund.

Equity funds are managed by experienced professional portfolio managers, and their past performance is a matter of public record. Transparency and reporting requirements for equity funds are heavily regulated by the Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

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Top Equity Mutual Funds 2021

Best equity mutual funds are categorised according to its types- ELSS, Large cap funds, mid cap funds, Small cap funds, Diversified Funds, sector funds and Balanced Fund.

5 Best Large Cap Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Canara Robeco Bluechip Equity Fund Growth ₹34.68
↓ -1.18
₹1,50611.924.32515.118.423.1
Axis Bluechip Fund Growth ₹38.25
↓ -1.36
₹21,868821.71715.117.919.7
BNP Paribas Large Cap Fund Growth ₹117.55
↓ -4.20
₹1,01511.122.920.711.815.116.8
Kotak Bluechip Fund Growth ₹309.086
↓ -9.68
₹2,0341325.825.211.515.616.4
SBI Bluechip Fund Growth ₹51.7343
↓ -1.80
₹24,85415.13028.610.715.316.3
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Mid Cap Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Axis Mid Cap Fund Growth ₹53.44
↓ -0.68
₹8,60814.225.828.617.220.626
PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund Growth ₹30.82
↓ -0.38
₹71323.539.554.915.718.948.4
Invesco India Mid Cap Fund Growth ₹68.94
↓ -0.94
₹1,19518.228.528.413.118.824.4
Kotak Emerging Equity Scheme Growth ₹56.228
↓ -0.55
₹9,1622236.232.512.12021.9
TATA Mid Cap Growth Fund Growth ₹190.598
↓ -2.86
₹99716.828.82711.117.624.3
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Small Cap Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Kotak Small Cap Fund Growth ₹115.182
↓ -0.71
₹2,5392846.647.413.220.434.2
SBI Small Cap Fund Growth ₹78.3156
↓ -0.52
₹6,59419.83238.79.62233.6
Nippon India Small Cap Fund Growth ₹56.9128
↓ -0.59
₹10,6372533.2397.320.929.2
ICICI Prudential Smallcap Fund Growth ₹35.87
↓ -0.35
₹1,76024.136.732.46.815.722.8
DSP BlackRock Small Cap Fund  Growth ₹77.618
↓ -0.87
₹5,81217.628.935.55.416.633.1
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Large & Mid Cap Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Mirae Asset Emerging Bluechip Fund Growth ₹77.431
↓ -2.09
₹14,41617.430.633.515.623.422.4
Tata Large and Midcap Fund Growth ₹277.243
↓ -6.16
₹1,88616.627.827.711.916.515.5
Edelweiss Large and Mid Cap Fund  Growth ₹42.575
↓ -1.03
₹60417.829.62711.716.817
Kotak Equity Opportunities Fund Growth ₹159.694
↓ -3.72
₹4,67513.525.723.111.417.816.5
Canara Robeco Emerging Equities Growth ₹128.39
↓ -3.50
₹7,20313.926.325.210.820.524.5
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Equity Linked Savings Schemes (ELSS)

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Canara Robeco Equity Tax Saver Growth ₹93.84
↓ -2.90
₹1,53417.630.530.116.319.527.4
Mirae Asset Tax Saver Fund Growth ₹25.113
↓ -0.76
₹5,6481630.734.214.923.321.5
Axis Long Term Equity Fund Growth ₹60.302
↓ -1.61
₹25,5089.826.219.813.717.420.5
Kotak Tax Saver Fund Growth ₹57.797
↓ -1.47
₹1,54014.627.522.311.917.314.9
BOI AXA Tax Advantage Fund Growth ₹77.02
↓ -1.76
₹36814.227.129.711.819.131.2
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Diversified/Multi Cap Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
UTI Equity Fund Growth ₹206.491
↓ -4.90
₹14,60613.431.431.116.818.631.5
Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund Growth ₹36.9192
↓ -0.92
₹6,8259.717.537.21618.932.3
PGIM India Diversified Equity Fund Growth ₹20.09
↓ -0.42
₹55615.529.742.714.418.635.9
Canara Robeco Equity Diversified Growth ₹180.76
↓ -5.46
₹3,12111.523.122.613.518.622.2
DSP BlackRock Equity Fund Growth ₹54.064
↓ -1.50
₹4,54714.42820.512.418.518.7
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Sector Equity Mutual Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
ICICI Prudential Technology Fund Growth ₹102.12
↓ -1.91
₹1,41217.238.867.925.521.670.6
Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund Growth ₹91.01
↓ -2.13
₹94116.934.457.224.323.259
Franklin India Technology Fund Growth ₹273.464
↓ -0.39
₹49515.434.25624.120.756.8
UTI Healthcare Fund Growth ₹134.903
↓ -1.65
₹6172.38.152.615.39.267.4
TATA Digital India Fund Growth ₹24.0682
↓ -0.34
₹9211737.352.324.719.954.8
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Focused Equity Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
IIFL Focused Equity Fund Growth ₹23.7158
↓ -0.66
₹1,42213.528.42417.920.623.8
Principal Focused Multicap Fund Growth ₹89.12
↓ -2.86
₹47316.328.92613.317.919.7
Axis Focused 25 Fund Growth ₹37.44
↓ -1.24
₹13,6609.124.819.313.319.921
SBI Focused Equity Fund Growth ₹185.845
↓ -4.11
₹12,5201222.416.211.717.614.5
Sundaram Select Focus Fund Growth ₹228.344
↓ -8.16
₹1,14914.52418.711.616.211.9
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Dividend Yield Equity Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
Principal Dividend Yield Fund Growth ₹68.64
↓ -1.75
₹18412.922.626.19.318.720.2
Templeton India Equity Income Fund Growth ₹62.0007
↓ -1.12
₹91919.932.537.88.916.322.9
UTI Dividend Yield Fund Growth ₹81.4047
↓ -1.78
₹2,47413.219.225.58.415.118.9
ICICI Prudential Dividend Yield Equity Fund Growth ₹19.75
↓ -0.39
₹19820.426.832.1314.314.1
Aditya Birla Sun Life Dividend Yield Fund Growth ₹191.78
↓ -2.02
₹6959.514.119.92.410.916.1
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

5 Best Value Equity Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2020 (%)
UTI Value Opportunities Fund Growth ₹81.9667
↓ -2.23
₹5,15614.728.426.311.415.719
ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Fund Growth ₹189.67
↓ -5.75
₹17,0601726.139.59.414.122.9
Nippon India Value Fund Growth ₹95.5324
↓ -2.65
₹3,21818.13028916.916.3
JM Value Fund Growth ₹41.6544
↓ -1.36
₹12517.132.623.78.219.113.4
Templeton India Value Fund Growth ₹319.463
↓ -11.16
₹46826.343.738.65.714.911.5
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 26 Feb 21

*Below is list of Equity Funds having AUM >= 50 Crore having best returns in last 1 Year.

1. ICICI Prudential Technology Fund

To generate long-term capital appreciation for you from a portfolio made up predominantly of equity and equity-related securities of technology intensive companies.

ICICI Prudential Technology Fund is a Equity - Sectoral fund was launched on 3 Mar 00. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 11.7% since its launch.  Ranked 37 in Sectoral category.  Return for 2020 was 70.6% , 2019 was 2.3% and 2018 was 19.1% .

Below is the key information for ICICI Prudential Technology Fund

ICICI Prudential Technology Fund
Growth
Launch Date 3 Mar 00
NAV (26 Feb 21) ₹102.12 ↓ -1.91   (-1.84 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹1,412 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Sectoral
AMC ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.6
Sharpe Ratio 1.46
Information Ratio -0.43
Alpha Ratio 1.48
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 100
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹9,128
31 Jan 18₹12,466
31 Jan 19₹14,578
31 Jan 20₹14,750
31 Jan 21₹24,079

ICICI Prudential Technology Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹518,033.
Net Profit of ₹218,033
Invest Now

Returns for ICICI Prudential Technology Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0.4%
3 Month 17.2%
6 Month 38.8%
1 Year 67.9%
3 Year 25.5%
5 Year 21.6%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 11.7%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 70.6%
2019 2.3%
2018 19.1%
2017 19.8%
2016 -4%
2015 3.9%
2014 26.3%
2013 62.6%
2012 17.1%
2011 -18.9%
Fund Manager information for ICICI Prudential Technology Fund
NameSinceTenure
Sankaran Naren14 Jul 173.55 Yr.
Priyanka Khandelwal8 Jul 200.57 Yr.
Vaibhav Dusad2 May 200.75 Yr.

Data below for ICICI Prudential Technology Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology70.39%
Communication Services13.8%
Industrials9.05%
Consumer Cyclical0.96%
Consumer Defensive0.41%
Health Care0.35%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash5.04%
Equity94.96%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 08 | INFY
19%₹267 Cr2,156,037
↑ 190,000
HCL Technologies Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 20 | HCLTECH
9%₹120 Cr1,315,744
↑ 276,000
Tech Mahindra Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 16 | 532755
7%₹102 Cr1,057,674
↑ 308,169
Persistent Systems Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 May 20 | PERSISTENT
5%₹74 Cr483,133
↑ 165,286
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 May 20 | BHARTIARTL
4%₹63 Cr1,141,840
↑ 205,000
Birlasoft Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | 532400
3%₹48 Cr1,909,182
↑ 712,129
Cyient Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 18 | CYIENT
3%₹45 Cr742,213
↑ 84,839
Coforge Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 20 | 532541
3%₹45 Cr186,593
↑ 67,690
IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | 542726
3%₹44 Cr56,911
↓ -9,893
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | TCS
3%₹37 Cr120,185

2. DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

The primary investment objective of the Scheme is to seek capital appreciation by investing predominantly in the units of BlackRock Global Funds – World Mining Fund. The Scheme may, at the discretion of the Investment Manager, also invest in the units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes, which may constitute a significant part of its corpus. The Scheme may also invest a certain portion of its corpus in money market securities and/or money market/liquid schemes of DSP BlackRock Mutual Fund, in order to meet liquidity requirements from time to time.

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund is a Equity - Global fund was launched on 29 Dec 09. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 3.1% since its launch.  Ranked 19 in Global category.  Return for 2020 was 34.9% , 2019 was 21.5% and 2018 was -9.4% .

Below is the key information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
Growth
Launch Date 29 Dec 09
NAV (25 Feb 21) ₹14.0228 ↑ 0.27   (1.96 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹92 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Global
AMC DSP BlackRock Invmt Managers Pvt. Ltd.
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 1.3
Sharpe Ratio 1.1
Information Ratio 0
Alpha Ratio 0
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-12 Months (1%),12 Months and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹17,828
31 Jan 18₹20,066
31 Jan 19₹19,259
31 Jan 20₹19,966
31 Jan 21₹28,566

DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹530,691.
Net Profit of ₹230,691
Invest Now

Returns for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 9.6%
3 Month 26.2%
6 Month 35%
1 Year 63.9%
3 Year 18.1%
5 Year 22.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 3.1%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 34.9%
2019 21.5%
2018 -9.4%
2017 21.1%
2016 49.7%
2015 -36%
2014 -21%
2013 -14.1%
2012 -0.9%
2011 -15.1%
Fund Manager information for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund
NameSinceTenure
Jay Kothari1 Mar 137.93 Yr.

Data below for DSP BlackRock World Mining Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Basic Materials92.61%
Financial Services2.15%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash4.98%
Equity94.76%
Debt0.01%
Other0.25%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
BGF World Mining I2
Investment Fund | -
96%₹88 Cr200,803
↑ 37,367
Treps / Reverse Repo Investments / Corporate Debt Repo
CBLO/Reverse Repo | -
6%₹6 Cr
Net Receivables/Payables
Net Current Assets | -
2%-₹2 Cr

3. Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund

(Erstwhile Aditya Birla Sun Life New Millennium Fund)

A multi-sector open-ended growth scheme with the objective of long term growth of capital, through a portfolio with a target allocation of 100% equity, focusing on investing in technology and technology dependent companies, hardware, peripherals and components, software, telecom, media, internet and e-commerce and other technology enabled companies. The secondary objective is income generation and distribution of dividend.

Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund is a Equity - Sectoral fund was launched on 15 Jan 00. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 11% since its launch.  Ranked 33 in Sectoral category.  Return for 2020 was 59% , 2019 was 9.6% and 2018 was 15.6% .

Below is the key information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund

Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund
Growth
Launch Date 15 Jan 00
NAV (26 Feb 21) ₹91.01 ↓ -2.13   (-2.29 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹941 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Sectoral
AMC Birla Sun Life Asset Management Co Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.6
Sharpe Ratio 1.35
Information Ratio 0.27
Alpha Ratio 1.8
Min Investment 1,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹9,373
31 Jan 18₹13,318
31 Jan 19₹14,494
31 Jan 20₹16,130
31 Jan 21₹24,673

Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹543,623.
Net Profit of ₹243,623
Invest Now

Returns for Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 0%
3 Month 16.9%
6 Month 34.4%
1 Year 57.2%
3 Year 24.3%
5 Year 23.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 11%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 59%
2019 9.6%
2018 15.6%
2017 22.4%
2016 -3.5%
2015 11.2%
2014 21.1%
2013 50.2%
2012 3.7%
2011 -21.8%
Fund Manager information for Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund
NameSinceTenure
Kunal Sangoi15 Jan 147.05 Yr.

Data below for Aditya Birla Sun Life Digital India Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology72.51%
Communication Services14.16%
Industrials9.9%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.43%
Equity96.56%
Other0.01%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 05 | INFY
22%₹211 Cr1,704,259
↓ -20,000
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 05 | TCS
11%₹102 Cr326,987
↑ 4,911
Tech Mahindra Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 May 13 | 532755
8%₹78 Cr813,943
↑ 170,951
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 19 | BHARTIARTL
7%₹69 Cr1,246,907
↑ 100,000
HCL Technologies Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 10 | HCLTECH
7%₹65 Cr709,931
Cyient Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 May 14 | CYIENT
5%₹47 Cr769,609
Just Dial Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 19 | 535648
4%₹36 Cr603,953
Honeywell Automation India Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 18 | 517174
3%₹32 Cr8,159
Apple Inc (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | AAPL
3%₹24 Cr24,481
Persistent Systems Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 13 | PERSISTENT
3%₹24 Cr156,326

4. Franklin India Technology Fund

To provide long-term capital appreciation by predominantly investing in equity and equity related securities of technology and technology related companies.

Franklin India Technology Fund is a Equity - Sectoral fund was launched on 22 Aug 98. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 19.5% since its launch.  Ranked 41 in Sectoral category.  Return for 2020 was 56.8% , 2019 was 12.4% and 2018 was 11.9% .

Below is the key information for Franklin India Technology Fund

Franklin India Technology Fund
Growth
Launch Date 22 Aug 98
NAV (25 Feb 21) ₹273.464 ↓ -0.39   (-0.14 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹495 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Sectoral
AMC Franklin Templeton Asst Mgmt(IND)Pvt Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.46
Sharpe Ratio 1.47
Information Ratio 0.37
Alpha Ratio 4.67
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹9,634
31 Jan 18₹12,605
31 Jan 19₹13,884
31 Jan 20₹15,200
31 Jan 21₹23,265

Franklin India Technology Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹505,644.
Net Profit of ₹205,644
Invest Now

Returns for Franklin India Technology Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month -1.5%
3 Month 15.4%
6 Month 34.2%
1 Year 56%
3 Year 24.1%
5 Year 20.7%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 19.5%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 56.8%
2019 12.4%
2018 11.9%
2017 19.1%
2016 -2.6%
2015 3.8%
2014 16.8%
2013 53.3%
2012 0.3%
2011 -15.5%
Fund Manager information for Franklin India Technology Fund
NameSinceTenure
Anand Radhakrishnan3 Mar 0713.93 Yr.
Varun Sharma30 Nov 155.18 Yr.
Mayank Bukrediwala24 Aug 200.44 Yr.

Data below for Franklin India Technology Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Technology66.98%
Communication Services16.13%
Consumer Cyclical4.9%
Industrials2.48%
Financial Services0.67%
Real Estate0.19%
Health Care0.12%
Consumer Defensive0.04%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash8.26%
Equity91.55%
Other0.19%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Infosys Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 29 Feb 12 | INFY
24%₹117 Cr945,647
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 04 | TCS
11%₹52 Cr167,936
↓ -2,064
HCL Technologies Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 14 | HCLTECH
9%₹43 Cr470,000
↑ 20,000
Franklin Technology I Acc USD
Investment Fund | -
8%₹38 Cr91,868
Bharti Airtel Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 18 | BHARTIARTL
7%₹33 Cr600,000
Tech Mahindra Ltd Ordinary Shares (Technology)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 14 | 532755
4%₹22 Cr230,000
↑ 10,000
Info Edge (India) Ltd (Communication Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 17 | NAUKRI
4%₹20 Cr46,300
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Nov 18 | 2330
3%₹14 Cr88,000
MakeMyTrip Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 20 | MMYT
3%₹13 Cr60,135
Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 19 | 540005
2%₹12 Cr31,000

5. PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund

The primary objective of the Scheme is to achieve long-term capital appreciation by predominantly investing in equity & equity related instruments of mid cap companies. However, there is no assurance that the investment objective of the Scheme will be realized.

PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund is a Equity - Mid Cap fund was launched on 2 Dec 13. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 16.8% since its launch.  Ranked 40 in Mid Cap category.  Return for 2020 was 48.4% , 2019 was 3.6% and 2018 was -16.1% .

Below is the key information for PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund

PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund
Growth
Launch Date 2 Dec 13
NAV (26 Feb 21) ₹30.82 ↓ -0.38   (-1.22 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹713 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Mid Cap
AMC Pramerica Asset Managers Private Limited
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.52
Sharpe Ratio 1.03
Information Ratio 1.24
Alpha Ratio 19.95
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 1,000
Exit Load 0-365 Days (1%),365 Days and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹11,319
31 Jan 18₹14,067
31 Jan 19₹11,846
31 Jan 20₹13,560
31 Jan 21₹19,188

PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹481,656.
Net Profit of ₹181,656
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Returns for PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month 9.5%
3 Month 23.5%
6 Month 39.5%
1 Year 54.9%
3 Year 15.7%
5 Year 18.9%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 16.8%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 48.4%
2019 3.6%
2018 -16.1%
2017 37%
2016 -1.3%
2015 7.9%
2014 42.8%
2013
2012
2011
Fund Manager information for PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund
NameSinceTenure
Aniruddha Naha5 Apr 182.83 Yr.

Data below for PGIM India Midcap Opportunities Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Industrials20.59%
Basic Materials18.97%
Financial Services17.4%
Technology14.81%
Consumer Cyclical9.77%
Health Care7.6%
Consumer Defensive2.53%
Utility2.33%
Real Estate1.78%
Communication Services0.33%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash3.9%
Equity96.1%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Voltas Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 19 | VOLTAS
4%₹25 Cr275,000
↑ 50,000
Whirlpool of India Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 18 | 500238
3%₹24 Cr95,000
↑ 15,000
Coforge Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Technology)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | 532541
3%₹24 Cr100,000
Max Financial Services Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Aug 19 | 500271
3%₹24 Cr350,000
HDFC Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 21 | HDFCBANK
3%₹24 Cr170,000
↑ 170,000
The Federal Bank Ltd (Financial Services)
Equity, Since 30 Jun 20 | FEDERALBNK
3%₹23 Cr3,116,434
↑ 150,000
Ashok Leyland Ltd (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 30 Apr 20 | 500477
3%₹22 Cr2,000,000
↑ 500,000
Persistent Systems Ltd (Technology)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 20 | PERSISTENT
3%₹21 Cr140,000
↑ 40,000
Kajaria Ceramics Ltd (Industrials)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 20 | 500233
3%₹21 Cr250,000
↑ 50,000
Bharat Forge Ltd Shs Dematerialised (Consumer Cyclical)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 20 | 500493
3%₹20 Cr340,000
↑ 140,000

6. UTI Healthcare Fund

(Erstwhile UTI Pharma & Healthcare Fund)

The Investment objective of the Scheme is capital appreciation through investments in equities and equity related instruments of the Pharma & Healthcare sectors.

UTI Healthcare Fund is a Equity - Sectoral fund was launched on 28 Jun 99. It is a fund with High risk and has given a CAGR/Annualized return of 14.2% since its launch.  Ranked 40 in Sectoral category.  Return for 2020 was 67.4% , 2019 was 1.2% and 2018 was -7.5% .

Below is the key information for UTI Healthcare Fund

UTI Healthcare Fund
Growth
Launch Date 28 Jun 99
NAV (26 Feb 21) ₹134.903 ↓ -1.65   (-1.21 %)
Net Assets (Cr) ₹617 on 31 Jan 21
Category Equity - Sectoral
AMC UTI Asset Management Company Ltd
Rating
Risk High
Expense Ratio 2.59
Sharpe Ratio 1.47
Information Ratio 0.38
Alpha Ratio 6.61
Min Investment 5,000
Min SIP Investment 500
Exit Load 0-1 Years (1%),1 Years and above(NIL)

Growth of 10,000 investment over the years.

DateValue
31 Jan 16₹10,000
31 Jan 17₹9,225
31 Jan 18₹9,651
31 Jan 19₹9,061
31 Jan 20₹9,481
31 Jan 21₹14,654

UTI Healthcare Fund SIP Returns

   
My Monthly Investment:
Investment Tenure:
Years
Expected Annual Returns:
%
Total investment amount is ₹300,000
expected amount after 5 Years is ₹385,859.
Net Profit of ₹85,859
Invest Now

Returns for UTI Healthcare Fund

Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) basis. as on 26 Feb 21

DurationReturns
1 Month -4.6%
3 Month 2.3%
6 Month 8.1%
1 Year 52.6%
3 Year 15.3%
5 Year 9.2%
10 Year
15 Year
Since launch 14.2%
Historical performance (Yearly) on absolute basis
YearReturns
2020 67.4%
2019 1.2%
2018 -7.5%
2017 6.2%
2016 -9.7%
2015 12.4%
2014 43.7%
2013 23.3%
2012 24.8%
2011 -9.6%
Fund Manager information for UTI Healthcare Fund
NameSinceTenure
V Srivatsa3 Mar 173.92 Yr.

Data below for UTI Healthcare Fund as on 31 Jan 21

Equity Sector Allocation
SectorValue
Health Care96.01%
Basic Materials2.21%
Asset Allocation
Asset ClassValue
Cash1.78%
Equity98.22%
Top Securities Holdings / Portfolio
NameHoldingValueQuantity
Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 06 | SUNPHARMA
10%₹64 Cr1,094,387
↓ -38,171
Cipla Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | 500087
10%₹60 Cr730,312
↑ 76,085
Aurobindo Pharma Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Oct 13 | AUROPHARMA
9%₹57 Cr624,369
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 28 Feb 18 | 500124
8%₹50 Cr108,375
↓ -2,407
Divi's Laboratories Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 30 Sep 17 | DIVISLAB
6%₹37 Cr108,683
↓ -2,866
Eris Lifesciences Ltd Registered Shs (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Mar 19 | 540596
6%₹35 Cr578,554
Cadila Healthcare Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 03 | 532321
5%₹29 Cr636,049
↓ -30,996
Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jan 20 | NH
4%₹26 Cr580,716
Ajanta Pharma Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Jul 17 | 532331
4%₹24 Cr137,818
Fortis Healthcare Ltd (Healthcare)
Equity, Since 31 Dec 20 | 532843
3%₹21 Cr1,281,363
↑ 101,312

Smart Tips to Choose Best Equity Funds for 2021

A perfect way to invest in the best equity mutual funds is by looking at its both qualitative and quantitative measures.

1. Qualitative Measures

a. Know Your Fund Manager

The credit of performance of a Mutual Fund scheme lies with the fund manager. A fund manager is responsible for making investment decisions for the fund’s portfolio. So, investors should go through the performance of the funds managed by the particular fund manager, especially during the tough market phases. Also, investors should give more priority to a fund manager who has an experience of managing a similar kind of funds, for example- small and mid caps. Going for a fund manager who has been consistent over his career is a preferred choice.

b. Fund House Reputation

While choosing the best equity mutual funds to invest, always look at the quality & reputation of the fund house. A fund house with a long-standing record, large assets under management, star funds or good performing fund etc., is the one to invest in. Hence a fund house having a strong presence in the financial industry with a consistent track record should be ideally preferred.

2. Quantitative Measures

a. Fund Performance

An investor should do a fair assessment of the funds’ performances for over a period of time. Also, it is suggested to go for a fund that consistently beats its benchmark over 4-5 years, additionally, one should see each period and see if the fund is able to beat the benchmark or not.

b. Size of the Fund

Investors should always go for a fund that is neither too big nor too small in size. While there is no perfect definition and relation between the size of the fund, it is said that both too small and too large, can hinder a fund’s performance. Thus, while choosing a fund, it is advisable to go for the one whose AUM (Asset Under Management) is approximately same as the category.

3. Additional Quantitative Measures

a. Expense Ratio

Investors who have Mutual Fund Investments have to bear certain charges like operation costs, management fees, etc., charged by the Asset Management Company (AMC). Generally, the expense ratio is higher for schemes that are actively managed than it is for passively managed schemes (such as Index Funds or ETFs). As per the SEBI rules, an expense ratio for equity funds are a minimum of 2.5%.However, the expense ratio is something which should not supersede other important factors such as fund performance etc. It is better to pay a higher expense ratio in a fund knowing that it will beat it competitors by a good margin.

b. Ratio Analysis

Some of the important ratios to measure fund performance are:

c. Alpha

Alpha is a measure of the success of your investment or rather outperformance against the benchmark. It measures on how much the fund or stock has performed in the general market. A positive alpha of 1 means that the fund has outperformed its benchmark index by 1%, while a negative alpha of -1 would indicate that the fund has produced 1% lower returns than its market benchmark. So, basically, an investor’s strategy should be to buy securities with positive alpha.

d. Beta

It measures volatility in a stock’s price or fund relative to a benchmark and is denoted in positive or negative figures. A Beta of 1 signifies that the stock’s price moves in line with the market, beta of a greater than 1 designates that the stock is riskier than the market, and a beta of less than 1 means that the stock is less risky than the market. So, lower beta is better in a falling market. In a rising market, high-beta is better.

e. Standard Deviation (SD)

In simple terms, SD is a statistical measure representing the volatility or risk in an instrument. The higher the SD, higher will be the fluctuations in the returns.

f. Sharpe Ratio

Sharpe Ratio measures returns (both negative & positive) with respect to the risk taken. Here the risk is defined by the Standard Deviation. A higher Sharpe ratio means, a higher return without too much risk. Thus, while investing, investors should choose a fund that shows a higher Sharpe ratio.

g. Sortino Ratio

The Sortino Ratio is a variation of Sharpe Ratio. But, unlike Sharpe ratio, Sortino ratio considers only the downside or negative return. Such a ratio is helpful for investors to assess risk in a better manner than just looking at the returns to the total volatility.

Upside Capture Ratio & Downside Capture Ratio

Upside/downside capture ratio guide an investor- whether a fund is outperformed i.e. gained more or lost less than a broad market benchmark- during the phase of the market upside (strong) or downside (weak), and more importantly by how much.

Well, an upside ratio of over 100 means that a given fund has beaten the benchmark during the period of positive returns. And a downside ratio of less than 100 shows that a given fund has lost less than its benchmark during the phase of dull returns. So, generally, investors should go for a fund that has a lower downside capture ratio and a higher upside capture ratio.

Equity Fund Taxation

1. Long Term Capital Gains

LTCGs exceeding INR 1 lakh arising from redemption of Mutual Fund units or equities will be taxed at 10 percent (plus cess) or at 10.4 percent. Long-term Capital Gains till INR 1 lakh will be exempt.

For example, if you earn INR 3 lakhs in combined long-term capital gains from stocks or Mutual Fund investments in a financial year. The taxable LTCGs will be INR 2 lakh (INR 3 lakh - 1 lakh) and tax liability will be INR 20,000 (10 per cent of INR 2 lakh).

Long-term capital gains are the profit arising from selling or redemption of equity funds held more than a year.

2. Short Term Capital Gains

If Mutual Fund units are sold before one year of holding, Short Term Capital Gains (STCGs) tax will apply. The STCGs tax has been kept unchanged at 15 percent.

Equity Schemes Holding Period Tax Rate
Long Term Capital Gains (LTCG) More than 1 Year 10% (with no indexation)*****
Short Term Capital Gains (STCG) Less than or equal to a year 15%
Tax on Distributed Dividend - 10%#

*Gains up to INR 1 lakh are free of tax. Tax at 10% applies to gains above INR 1 lakh.
#Dividend tax of 10% + Surcharge 12% + Cess 4% =11.648% Health & Education Cess of 4% introduced. Earlier, education Cess was 3%.

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Conclusion

While looking for best equity mutual funds, investors should choose equity funds which are doing well in the market. One should know how a fund behaves and performs when the market goes bad. A deep analysis of fund’s last three years’ performances is an ideal way to buy one of the best equity mutual funds.

Disclaimer:
All efforts have been made to ensure the information provided here is accurate. However, no guarantees are made regarding correctness of data. Please verify with scheme information document before making any investment.
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