Do we even need mutual funds? Why should we invest in them? MF FAQ Video Series Part 3

Published: July 21, 2018 at 10:40 am

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In the third part of the video series on MF FAQ, we consider the following questions: 1:  Do we even need mutual funds?; Why should we invest in mutual funds? What are the benefits? 2: What is so special about a debt mutual fund? 3:  What are the risks associated with a debt mutual fund?  4: How to select a debt mutual fund?

A: Before we begin, Sebi Registered Fee-only Financial Advisor Melvin Joseph has made a fantastic guide on   How to Start Online SIPs in Direct Plan of Mutual Funds  Be sure to read that and switch to direct funds today. Also, show this to new investors.

B: You can also start with parts 1 and 2 before coming back here to part 3.

Mutual Fund Basics FAQ: Video Series – part one

Stop your MF SIPs and start buying MF units! FAQ Video Series Part 2

C: Since we discuss debt mutual funds today, you can download a Free E-book: A Beginner’s Guide To Investing in Debt Mutual Funds

Debt mutual funds is a fascinating product category and one of the best benefits of investing in mutual funds (the best in my book). We don’t need equity mutual funds at all, but I think even an expert stock investor will need a debt mutual fund. So it is most important to understand how they work and to benefit from them.

Do I even need mutual funds? Why should I invest in mutual funds?

What is a debt mutual fund?

Do mutual funds offer any interest?

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What are the benefits of investing in debt mutual funds?

What are risks associated with debt mutual funds? Part 1

I had to make this into two parts thanks to my camera. I tried to merge these in various ways (eg. vlc command line etc) but was not successful. If anyone can point me to a good software for this, i would be grateful.

What are risks associated with debt mutual funds? Part 2

How to select a debt mutual fund?

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