Mutual Fund Weekly Wrap-up: Large-cap Mutual Funds Continue To Gain   Jun 09, 2018


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In the trading week ended June 8, 2018, the large cap indices continue to gain strength for the third consecutive week. The mid-cap indices too, staged a recovery. The mid-cap index closed higher after generating weekly losses. However, the small-cap index staged a decline for the sixth consecutive week.

The S&P BSE Sensex & CNX Nifty 50 closed the week up 0.61% and 0.67% respectively. In comparison, the S&P BSE MidCap Index closed higher with a gain of 0.33%. The S&P BSE SmallCap Index declined by 0.54% over the week. Over the past month, small-cap indices have lost over 7% each.

Given this performance of the stock market, most large-cap oriented equity mutual fund schemes closed in the black. Funds with an exposure to Pharma stocks and certain PSU Bank stocks were among the top-performing mutual funds for the week. Those mutual funds that invested aggressively in Infrastructure stocks or small-cap stocks would have lagged behind.

In terms of valuations, the price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of the S&P BSE Sensex is just under 23 times. The P/E of the S&P BSE MidCap is now at 34x and that of the S&P BSE SmallCap index has again risen to 93 times on poor earnings.

Despite the easing valuations, the indices continue to trade over twice their long-term average P/E. Hence, could come under pressure with the adverse news.

On shifting the focus on sectoral performances, shares of Pharma, PSU Bank, and Energy sectors ranked at the top of the list. The Nifty Pharma, Nifty PSU Bank, and Nifty Energy indices, returned 4.76%, 2.76%, and 2.70% respectively. Mutual funds investing in these sectors would have been able to deliver good returns to investors.

Among the sectoral indices that plunged the most were the Nifty Infra, Nifty Bank and Nifty PSE index. Shares of these sectors fell 1.62%, 0.91%, and 0.11% respectively. Mutual funds investing heavily in these sectors would have trailed behind the others.

Among equity-diversified mutual funds, Reliance Vision Fund, UTI Bluechip Flexicap Fund, Reliance Large Cap Fund, Taurus Largecap Equity Fund, and Aditya Birla SL Midcap Fund topped the list with returns of 1.75%, 1.46%, 1.44%, 1.16%, and 1.10% respectively.

Top Mutual Funds of The Week

Scheme Name 1 Week (%) 3 Months  (%) 6 Months  (%) 1 Year (%)
Reliance Vision Fund 1.75 -3.09 -11.54 1.14
UTI Bluechip Flexicap Fund 1.46 6.12 10.51 23.69
Reliance Large Cap Fund 1.44 2.08 -0.66 9.69
Taurus Largecap Equity Fund 1.16 1.91 -2.67 1.20
Aditya Birla SL Midcap Fund 1.10 0.06 -4.94 5.10
Baroda Pioneer Large Cap Fund 1.10 4.62 0.07 3.06
Quantum Long Term Equity Value Fund 1.07 2.24 0.88 5.47
Reliance Focused Large Cap Fund 1.05 -5.47 0.88 8.51
DHFL Pramerica Large Cap Fund 1.02 3.11 1.19 6.08
Kotak Equity Opp Fund 0.98 2.00 -1.44 5.53
UTI Core Equity Fund 0.97 1.47 -0.74 7.28
Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund 0.91 2.70 3.14 15.61
Taurus Starshare (Multi Cap) Fund 0.90 -0.66 -3.49 2.49
UTI Mid Cap Fund 0.89 0.27 -3.19 8.66
Mirae Asset India Equity Fund 0.89 3.35 0.27 10.61
IIFL Focused Equity Fund 0.89 5.47 -1.89 8.47
Invesco India Midcap Fund 0.88 3.41 -2.84 10.65
Kotak Standard Multicap Fund 0.88 3.73 0.88 7.62
Invesco India Growth Opp Fund 0.85 4.34 3.69 17.07
UTI Mastershare(D) 0.85 4.78 4.07 11.26
Data as on June 8, 2018. Returns are absolute
(Source: ACE MF, PersonalFN Research)

 
*Please note, this table only represents the best performing funds based solely on past returns and is NOT a recommendation. Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks. Read all scheme related documents carefully. Past performance is not an indicator of future returns. The percentage returns shown are only for indicative purposes.

Category-wise Top Performing Equity Mutual Funds of the week

On having a look at the category wise performance Reliance Large Cap Fund, Taurus Largecap Equity Fund, Baroda Pioneer Large Cap Fund, Reliance Focused Large Cap Fund, and DHFL Pramerica Large Cap Fund were the top large cap funds with a return of 1.44%, 1.16%, 1.10%, 1.05%, and 1.02%.

Aditya Birla SL Midcap Fund, UTI Mid Cap Fund, Invesco India Midcap Fund, Reliance Growth Fund, and Axis Midcap Fund were the top mid cap funds & top small cap funds with a return of 1.10%, 0.89%, 0.88%, 0.76%, and 0.52% respectively.

In the Large and Mid Cap Fund category, Reliance Vision Fund, Kotak Equity Opp Fund, UTI Core Equity Fund, Invesco India Growth Opp Fund, and Franklin India Equity Advantage Fund were the top mutual funds with returns of 1.75%, 0.98%, 0.97%, 0.85%, and 0.71% respectively.

Among multicap funds, UTI Bluechip Flexicap Fund, Parag Parikh Long Term Equity Fund, Taurus Starshare (Multi Cap) Fund, Mirae Asset India Equity Fund, and Kotak Standard Multicap Fund were the top multicap funds with returns 1.46%, 0.91%, 0.90%, 0.89%, and 0.88% respectively.

Top Performing ELSSs of the week

In the ELSS category, Reliance Tax Saver (ELSS) Fund, Quantum Tax Saving Fund, Invesco India Tax Plan, Escorts Tax, and DSPBR Tax Saver Fund were the top ELSS funds, generating a return of 1.28%, 1.10%, 0.92%, 0.71%, and 0.69% respectively.

Top Performing Balanced Funds of the week

Balanced funds were able to deliver restrict losses better with the debt component, but were not able to stay out of the red. The top balanced funds for the Reliance Equity Hybrid Fund, DHFL Pramerica Hybrid Equity Fund, HSBC Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund, Shriram Equity & Debt Opp Fund, and UTI Hybrid Equity Fund. These schemes delivered a return of 0.57%, 0.54%, 0.48%, 0.48%, and 0.47% respectively.

How to invest in the best mutual fund schemes?

While we acknowledge that, even the best systems and processes cannot predict the top mutual funds of the future, as an investor, you need to pick the right and suitable funds to meet your financial goals.

PersonalFN suggests that you must take a closer look at the performance of your mutual funds. Staying invested in funds with a proven track-record of consistent performance may pay off in the long run.

Hence, a process that combines both quantitative and qualitative factors has a good chance of picking funds that can deliver decent market-beating returns.

The quantitative factors will cover the fund’s performance across multiple periods and market cycles, as well as the fund’s ability to manage risk among other factors.

The qualitative factors will take into account the fund manager’s experience, the performance of the fund house across multiple schemes, as well as the quality of assets in the portfolio, to name a few.

Thus, when analysing a fund across both quantitative and qualitative parameters, you will be able to pick a fund that has a promising future.

PersonalFN adopts such a process to shortlist the potentially best mutual funds for its subscribers.

Thus, in the interest of your long-term financial wellbeing, it is best that you wisely structure and review your mutual fund portfolio. If you are unsure where to invest fresh investible surplus currently, to strike the correct risk-return tradeoff we recommend adopt a ‘core and satellite approach’ to investing. 

In times of volatility, a Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) would undoubtedly be a prudent route as compared to investing your corpus as a lumpsum. When investing in equity, it is important to keep a long-term investment horizon of five to seven years or more, even if you are investing via a SIP.

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