Large cap funds invest in the top 100 companies according to market capitalization (usually companies with more than 20000 crore market cap). Investment in Equity & Equity-related instruments of Large-Cap companies is a minimum 80% of total assets. These companies have many years of financial track record with consistent performance across market cycles.
Though large cap funds may not give very high returns, returns from such funds are less volatile than small and mid-cap funds. Thus, Large Cap Mutual Funds are often touted as a good option for a first-time investors, as well as investors with lower risk appetite. who want to earn returns without being exposed to severe market fluctuations.
Who should invest in Large cap funds and for how long?
Best investments are always made keeping in mind an individual’s risk profile, investment horizon and linked to their investment goals. Investing in Large Cap Mutual Funds should be no different. Also, like any equity investment, time horizon for investing in large cap funds should be 7-10 years.
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