Like any other common man, I work for a better lifestyle, better education of my kids and a secured future. I dream big and strive to get near my goals, but somehow lay stranded with mere satisfaction. What I realized is when you try to play safe, you are just barely getting the minimum of your expectation. I invest in fixed deposit, Tax saving investment and government securities, but something was missing. When I wanted to invest in Mutual funds/SIP’s my inner guts said “NO” as I saw market crashing, fluctuations in the money market. Whom can we trust and how? Maybe someone who can guide me likes a trustworthy person.
I am cautious investor, and when it comes to investing I was very tentative going for investments in securities, g-Sec, and bonds. I mean, who doesn’t want your investment to grow quickly, but that was not the case with my investments. The growth was there, but very slowly and in today’s fast world mind you, money is needed in all walks of life. Hence, I started exploring for investment solutions.
And then I came across the ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund. It is a SIP where I discovered what my money can do if taken care by the hands of experts. They explained it to me very neatly and in simple terms that where my money will go, who are the people handling my money etc. It is very simple and easy to invest in and withdraw the investments which I thought was not necessary as the balanced advantage fund looked very promising. It not only provides me with higher returns for my investments, but also gives me tax benefits and on top of it gives me medical cover, what more can you ask for from your investment. Looking at the expertise they had to handle my money I was satisfied that my money was in safe hands.
We tend to get busy in our daily routine work life as well as personal life. There are so many things we tend to miss because of a busy work schedule. But after knowing that there is someone there to multiply our hard earned money with minimal risk I was contending. I think that those people who find it hard to invest in equity markets and balancing their portfolios this may be a better option for them.
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund:
ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund is an Open ended Equity Fund. It aims to make investing easy and less stressful, by allocating your investments between equity and debt instruments as per changing market conditions
· Offers the benefits of investing in both Equity and Debt instruments
· Targets to provide month-on-month tax free dividends
· Allows you to participate in equity markets in a controlled risk
· Distribution of dividend is subject to approval of trustees and availability of distributable surplus
Who Should Invest?
Investors with an investment horizon of more than 3 years, seeking to create wealth over the long term.
One easy funda to remember while investing is that “Fall less than the Market, Rise more than the Market “but it is easier said than done. Proper evaluation is required to get all the juice out of the stock. Focus of mutual fund is taking lesser risk and thereby giving extra bucks to cash in making investor satisfied.
ADVANTAGES OF ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund:
|Period||ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund||S&P BSE Sensex %|
|1st April 15 to 31st March-16||0.7||-10.3||Limits Downside|
|1st April 14 to 31st March 15||26.6||24.9||Wealth Creation|
|1st April 13 to 31st March 14||20.3||18.7||Wealth Creation|
|1st April 12 to 31st March 13||13.2||8.3||Wealth Creation|
|1st April 11 to 31st March 12||5.7||-10.5||Limits Downside|
Since 1st March 2013-total no of Observations 878
|Criteria||ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund||S&P BSE Sensex|
|Negative observation||0 0%||24 31%|
|0% to 6%||0 observations||245 observations|
|6% to 10%||132||121|
|10% to 15%||242 85%||232 56%|
|Above 15%||504 observations||256 observations|
· Long term wealth creation solution
· A focused large cap equity funds that aims for growth by investing in companies in the large cap category.
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Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all schemes related documents carefully.