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Top 5 Mutual Funds to Invest in 2023

Updated on September 25, 2023 , 35915 views

Mutual Funds off late have become a popular mode of investment, and many investors are inclining towards Investing in it. Mutual Funds don’t only offer good returns, but also gives a systematic opportunity to achieve Financial goals, which is of one the reason for their popularity in recent times. However, in order to achieve the desired investment goal or to earn good returns, investing in the right fund is important. That’s why we are here! Investors planning to invest in Mutual Funds, we bring you some of the Best Performing Mutual Funds that you need to consider while investing. These funds have been shortlisted by undertaking important parameters like AUM, NAV, past performances, peer average returns, information ratio, etc.

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Top 5 Best Performing Mutual Funds in India

Best Equity Mutual Funds 2023

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)Min InvestmentMin SIP Investment3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2022 (%)Information RatioSharpe Ratio
Nippon India Small Cap Fund Growth ₹117.791
↑ 1.09
₹34,469 5,000 100 17.929.53642.
L&T Emerging Businesses Fund Growth ₹59.5566
↑ 0.57
₹10,766 5,000 500 15.725.931.540.
HDFC Small Cap Fund Growth ₹101.791
↑ 0.68
₹21,067 5,000 300 16.428.139.638.917.74.602.77
ICICI Prudential Infrastructure Fund Growth ₹120.77
↑ 0.55
₹2,917 5,000 100 13.621.636.538.719.128.802.71
Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund Growth ₹120.688
↑ 0.60
₹9,104 5,000 500 15.42637.237.815.83.60.422.73
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 22 Aug 23
Note: Ratio's shown as on 31 Jul 23

Best Debt Funds 2023

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2022 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. Maturity
Franklin India Ultra Short Bond Fund - Super Institutional Plan Growth ₹34.9131
↑ 0.04
₹2971.35.913.78.8 0%1Y 15D
Sundaram Short Term Debt Fund Growth ₹36.3802
↑ 0.01
₹3620.811.412.85.3 4.52%1Y 2M 13D1Y 7M 3D
Sundaram Low Duration Fund Growth ₹28.8391
↑ 0.01
₹550110.211.85 4.19%5M 18D8M 1D
Invesco India Credit Risk Fund Growth ₹1,631.21
↑ 0.24
₹1361. 6M 25D2Y 7D
Franklin India Short Term Income Plan - Retail Plan Growth ₹5,149.41
↑ 1.55
₹4092. 2D
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 7 Aug 22

Best Hybrid Funds 2023

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2022 (%)
ICICI Prudential Equity and Debt Fund Growth ₹273.24
↑ 0.76
BOI AXA Mid and Small Cap Equity and Debt Fund Growth ₹26.62
↑ 0.10
HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund Growth ₹369.934
↑ 0.81
ICICI Prudential Multi-Asset Fund Growth ₹535.756
↑ 2.12
UTI Hybrid Equity Fund Growth ₹295.495
↑ 0.49
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 22 Aug 23

Best Gold Mutual Funds 2023

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)5 YR (%)2022 (%)
Edelweiss Multi Asset Allocation Fund Growth ₹45.49
↑ 0.10
UTI Multi Asset Fund Growth ₹51.2645
↑ 0.21
Axis Triple Advantage Fund Growth ₹30.6888
↑ 0.05
Axis Gold Fund Growth ₹17.6993
↑ 0.06
SBI Gold Fund Growth ₹17.6311
↑ 0.05
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 22 Aug 23

Mutual Fund Types: Risk and Return

Before you invest, know the basic risk and average returns of the following Mutual Fund categories:

Mutual Fund Category Average Return Risk Type of Risk
Equity Funds 2%-20% High to Moderate Volatility Risk, Performance Risk, Concentration Risk
Debt/Bonds 8-14% Low to Moderate Interest Rate Risk, Credit Risk
Money market funds 4%-8% Low Inflation Risk, Opportunity Loss
Balanced Fund 5-15% Moderate Higher exposure to Equity, Debt Holdings

Mutual Fund Calculator: Pre-Determine Your Investment Returns

A sip calculator is a smart tool that solves major queries of investors like ‘how much to invest’, ‘how much would I earn’, ‘how much would be my profit’, etc. A mutual fund calculator, more specifically, SIP calculator pre-determines your investment amount for the tenure you would like to invest for. It is also one of the best tools for effective financial planning. Whether one wants to plan to buy a car, house, plan for retirement, a child's higher education or any other financial goal, the SIP calculator can be used for the same. Here’s how the calculator works:


Monthly Investment: ₹ 2,000

Investment Period: 10 years

Total Amount Invested: ₹ 2,40,000

Long-term Inflation: 5% (approx)

Long-term Growth Rate: 14% (approx)

Expected Returns as per SIP Calculator: ₹ 4,98,585


All you need to do in a SIP calculator is enter some basic inputs like investment amount and period of investing (additional inputs like inflation and expected Market returns will give a more realistic picture). The output of these entries would be the final amount at maturity and gains made.

A similar calculation with a goal in mind can also be made to determine the amount one should invest to reach the goal. You have to choose a particular goal, like the ones below, and estimate the details using the goal calculator.


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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