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Top Long Term Gilt Funds Rated by FINCASH for 2019 - 2020

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Top Long Term Gilt Funds Rated by FINCASH for 2019 - 2020

Updated on July 16, 2019 , 23 views

Long-term gilts funds invest in long-dated government Bonds with maturities greater than five years up to even 30 years. In Gilt Funds, the higher the maturity of G-Secs, the higher is the vulnerability to an interest rate change. Well, in such case, long-term gilt funds respond actively to interest rate changes than short-term gilt funds. The times where interest rates are expected to come down, long term gilt funds have the capability to deliver good returns.

Mostly, it is advisable to invest in long term bond funds when interest rates are expected to ease down because a decrease in interest rates causes a rise in the prices of long-term securities. Investors who are comfortable with fluctuating interest rates in the market, should only prefer Investing in long term Debt fund. For better results, it is advisable to invest in these top rated long-term gilt funds.

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Top Rated Long Term Gilt Funds

FundNAVNet Assets (Cr)3 MO (%)6 MO (%)1 YR (%)3 YR (%)2018 (%)Debt Yield (YTM)Mod. DurationEff. MaturityExit Load
SBI Magnum Constant Maturity Fund Growth ₹43.9842
↓ -0.07
₹4308.911.316.6119.97.56%6Y 5M 5D9Y 7M 13D NIL
IDFC Government Securities Fund - Constant Maturity Plan Growth ₹31.1148
↓ -0.02
₹379.712.821.111.511.88.06%6Y 10M 20D10Y 7M 2D NIL
DSP BlackRock 10Y G-Sec Fund Growth ₹15.5449
↓ -0.04
₹208.710.715.88.65.97.37%6Y 5M 26D9Y 4M 17D 0-7 Days (0.1%),7 Days and above(NIL)
Note: Returns up to 1 year are on absolute basis & more than 1 year are on CAGR basis. as on 18 Jul 19

Why Are These Top Performers?

Fincash has employed the following parameters for shortlisting the top performing funds:

  • Past Returns: Return analysis of last 3 years.

  • Parameters & Weights: Information ratio with some modifications for our ratings and rankings.

  • Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis: Quantitative measures like Average Maturity, Credit Quality, Expense Ratio, Sharpe Ratio, Sortino Ratio, Alpa, including fund age and the size of the fund has been considered. Qualitative analysis like the reputation of the fund along with the fund manager is one of the important parameters that you would see in the listed funds.

  • Asset Size: The minimum AUM criteria for debt Mutual Funds are INR 100 Crores with some exceptions at times for new funds that are doing well in the market.

  • Performance with Respect to Benchmark: Peer average.

Smart Tips to Invest in Long Term Gilt Funds

Some of the important tips to consider while investing in long term gilt funds are:

  • Investment Tenure: Investors planning to invest in long term gilt funds should stay invested for minimum three to five years.

  • Invest via a SIP: SIP or Systematic Investment plan is the most efficient way to invest in a Mutual Fund. They not only provide a systematic way of investing, but also ensures regular investment growth. You can invest in a SIP with an amount as low as INR 500.

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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