Ask MF Guru: Is your MF portfolio too risky?

‘Please advise if I am going in the right direction to achieve my target or if some changes are required.’

Omkeshwar Singh, head, Rank MF, (external link) a mutual fund investment platform, answers your queries:

Prashanth Nandula: I am 46 years old and wish to have a corpus of Rs. 1 Crore by the time I get to 60 years. I am a moderate risk taker. Kindly advise if any changes required in the above planning. Currently I have the following SIPs:

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue, however please be informed that all the above schemes are high to very high risk category.

Ankit Meshram:  I am 31 years old and work in a public sector company. I will retire at the age of 60 years. My objective is long term fund accumulation. In my family I have parents, my wife.  I need to create a corpus of Rs 1 CR in next 10 years.

Please advise if I am going in the right direction to achieve my target or if some changes are required. I have been making SIP investments as listed below.

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue

Aarja Bedi: Sir, I have invested in “Reliance Classic Plan II Revised (RP) ULIP since 2014 with Rs 50,000.00 annual premium and “Reliance Life Insurance Guaranteed Money Back Plan” since 2014 with Rs 1,00,000.00 annual premium. The plan is divided into two equal parts (50% each) in Life Corporate Bond Fund 1 and Life Equity Fund 3 respectively. The returns are not good as per today’s market scenario. Kindly advise what to do?

Omkeshwar Singh: For protection insurance is better product; for investments MFs are better.

Aashish Goyal: I am 39 and am invested in these funds MFs for wealth creation and plan to hold > 10 yrs. I want to reduce the fund count to a maximum of 8 funds. Kindly recommend Hold/Exit/SIP for each fund held. Also, I am thinking of reshuffling my MF portfolio as per column ‘my plan’ mentioned. Kindly provide feedback.

Omkeshwar Singh: Plan seems, kindly execute

Deba Brata Rout: I am 52 year professional, working in private sector. Other than my EPF & PF savings I am having following mutual fund investments (both in SIP & lump su). My goal is to have a corpus of Rs 1.5 – 2 cr in next 4-5 years. I am ready to invest Rs 40K in SIP on monthly basis and may be Rs 5-10 lump sum in another 6 months’ time.

Request you to review my portfolio and advise on what SIPs I can start (also any correction required for existing funds?) as well as whether to invest in good equity stocks (I am having a demat account with few direct equities of Rs 2 L only) or in lump sum mutual fund for annual Rs 5-10 L surplus.

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue, we can review after 1 year

Siddhi Singh: I am 25 years old. I am planning to invest 10k per month in MF. I earn around 30,000. Please suggest me the various MFs in which I can invest for a minimum term of 3 years.

Omkeshwar Singh: You may invest Rs. 2500 each in these funds:

Pranab Samanta: I am looking for a long term (10 years) investment in MFs. I started investing through monthly SIP scheme in the following MF funds. Should I continue investing in these funds? It will be a great help for me to have your valuable suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Omkeshwar Singh: These are decent funds, please continue


Kantilal Suthar: I am a regular reader of your blog and appreciate the same. I am 37 years old. I have an investment goal of Rs.50L when I reach 50 years. My monthly SIP is Rs. 22500. Please advise. My current portfolio is as under:

Omkeshwar Singh: Funds are good, however too many ELSS funds, it’s nice to see that you have stopped a few. 

Manjunath B: Dear sir, I have following funds, kindly review:

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue

Buddhe Ekambaram: Kindly advise me about my MF portfolios. From last 3 years I am investing in MFs as in the form of SIPs @ Rs. 25000. Should I continue or switchover please be advice

Omkeshwar Singh: Please continue, no need to change

If you want Mr Singh’s advice on your mutual fund investments, please mail your questions to [email protected] with the subject line, ‘Ask MF Guru‘, along with your name, and he will offer his unbiased views.

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