Top equity funds for 2013
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- 2 of 6SBI Emerging Businesses Fund (G)Those looking at shorter term gains, SBI Emerging Businesses Fund could be the perfect pick of the lot. Though majority of their holdings are in small and mid cap companies, performances over shorter durations have been fairly impressive. Major holdings include Cairn India, Spice Jet, Muthoot Finance, and Goodyear. Banking and finance, along with automotive, oil and gas are the industries the fund looks to mainly invest in.Minimum investment: Rs 2,000NAV returns: 29.91% over 6 months, 58.63% over a year
- 3 of 6Franklin India Bluechip Fund (G)If one is looking to go in for a fund with a minimum term of 5 years, then the Franklin India Bluechip Fund is the place to put the money in. With a reputation of consistently delivering despite being an equity fund, it caters to the banking and telecommunication sectors mainly. In the past it has yieled good returns for its investors via Bharti Airtel. In the short term, one might see certian fluctuations, but in the long term it makes sense if one is looking for a lower risk and decent offering fund.Minimum Investment: Rs 5,000NAV returns: 13.20% over 6 months, 25.82% over an year
- 4 of 6Reliance Equity Opportunities Equity Fund (G)This fund is what the name says it is; an opportunist fund. It mainly capitalises on any given market situation to get the gains and tansfer it to returns on investors fundings. Its portfolio consists of large cap, mid cap, and even small cap companies with prominent names like SBI, ICICI, Infosys, Hathway Cable, and Shoppers Stop.Again, this fund will be a good support fund in one's portfolio of mutual funds.Minimum investment: Rs 5,000NAV returns: 19.77% in 6 months, 46.41% over a period of 1 year.
- 5 of 6ICICI Prudential Discovery Fund (G)Though not as productive and high yielding as some of the other funds on the list, this fund offers a value based investment style, amongst companies that have very strong fundamentals, but stocks can be purchased at bargained prices. This fund happens to be open ended diversified equity fund, which means, one can keep it along with other funds in one's portfolio.Minimum Investment: Rs 5,000NAV returns: 18.21% in 6 months, and 45.87% in over a year
- 6 of 6Quantum Long Term Equity Fund (G)Though this fund has been around since 2006, it has given fairly impressive returns over this tenure, mainly owing to a diversified investment pattern in large capital and mid capital companies. Apart from that, the cost cost ratio makes it ideal for giving better returns to investors. Even during the economic downturn, the performance never really waivered. This is ideally suited for long term investment, including those operating via the SIP (Systematic Investment Plan method) method.Minimum Investment: Rs 5,000NAV returns: 14.54% over 6 months, 32.99% over an year
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