An equity fund is a mutual fund that invests in shares of different companies which are listed on a stock exchanges such as the Bombay Stock Exchange or National Stock Exchange. Returns of Equity mutual funds are linked to market fluctuations & hence they are considered riskier when compared to debt Mutual Funds. However, Equity mutual funds can potentially provide higher returns when compared to other mutual fund types, such as Debt funds.Equity mutual funds can help you grow your money at a rate that beats inflation which makes such them ideal for goals which are many years away, such as funding your retirement or saving for your child’s education.

 

Key Benefits

Potentially higher returns

in the long term when compared to other fund types like debt mutual funds

Tax Saving

Equity Funds like ELSS offer tax savings of up to Rs. 46,800 under Sec 80C of the Income Tax act 1961, provided investors remain invested for at least 3 years

Professionally Managed

Funds are managed by professionals & hence you need not keep a regular eye on the stock market

Diversification

Allow for diversification across different types of stocks & sectors

Long term investment

Ideal for people looking for capital appreciation over a long-term

Start small

with as low as Rs 500 per month via a SIP

 

Popular categories of Equity Mutual Funds

Equity funds can be categorised based on various factors such as; the size of listed companies they investin, the investment style, the geography/sectors they focus their investments. Below are a few popular categories of equity Mutual Funds

  • Large Cap Fund- Invest in India’s largest companies by market capitalization
  • Mid Cap Funds – Invest in mid-sized Indian companies by market capitalization
  • Small Cap Funds – Invest in small sized Indian companies by market capitalization
  • Multi-Cap Funds – Invest in top performing Indian companies across market capitalization
  • Dividend Yield Fund - Funds predominantly investing in dividend yielding stocks
  • Sectoral/ Thematic – Funds investing in a particular sector/ particular theme e.g., Infrastructure, Healthcare etc.
  • ELSS – Tax Saving Mutual Funds under Section 80C of the Income Tax Act 1961


Top performing* funds as per Morningstar

Large Cap Funds

Scheme Name

MorningstarTM Rating

Returns in 2 Years

Returns in 3 Years

Returns in 5 Years

Reliance Large Cap Gr

*****

11.79%

16.91%

16.83%

ICICI Pru Bluechip Gr

****

10.21%

14.50%

14.49%

HDFC Top 100 Gr

****

10.29%

16.58%

14.39%

Diversified Funds

Scheme Name

MorningstarTM Rating

Returns in 2 Years

Returns in 3 Years

Returns in 5 Years

Kotak Standard Multicap Reg Gr

*****

8.89%

16.47%

18.66%

ICICI Pru Multicap Gr

****

11.07%

13.10%

16.07%

UTI Equity Reg Gr

****

11.07%

13.10%

14.65%

Mid Cap Funds

Scheme Name

MorningstarTM Rating

Returns in 2 Years

Returns in 3 Years

Returns in 5 Years

L&T Midcap Gr

*****

2.71%

15.67%

20.94%

Franklin India Prima Gr

****

2.99%

11.94%

18.73%

HDFC Mid-Cap Opportunities Gr

****

2.50%

13.46%

18.31%

(Annualised returns as per the Morningstar report as on 2nd May 2019. For the complete report, click here)

To know more about investing in Mutual Funds funds refer our blog articles here : www.dbs.com/digibank/in/learn/investment.page

 

How to Apply for Equity Funds

For digibank users

  • Using the digibank mobile app
    • Launch the app on your smartphone
    • Log in and tap “Mutual Funds” in the navigation menu
    • Follow instructions to complete verification
    • Start investing!
  • Using the digibank ibanking website
    • Log in and select “Mutual Funds” in the navigation menu
    • Follow instructions to complete verification
    • Start investing!

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New to digibank?

  • Download the digibank mobile app on your smartphone
  • Launch the app and sign up for a full digiSavings account
  • Log in and tap “Mutual Funds” in the navigation menu
  • Follow instructions to complete verification
  • Start investing!

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can invest in equity Mutual Fund via your regular investment account on digibank.


Among the various types of equity Mutual Funds, only Tax Saving Mutual Funds (ELSS) Funds have a lock-in period of 3 years from the date of investment.


Based on you risk appetite & investment horizon you can choose from a wide array of equity Mutual Funds on digibank. The digibank app will also prompt you in case you choose a fund which is above/outsideyour risk profile. To know about the top performing equity Mutual Funds refer our report here

 

Disclaimers

*The information herein is prepared and furnished by Morningstar. The fund report is for your reference and information only. Specifically, such content/report is not intended nor shall it be construed as financial, tax or other advice or as an offer, solicitation or recommendation of securities or other financial products. DBS shall have no liability for any direct, special, indirect, consequential, incidental damages or any other loss or damages of any kind arising from any use of this content/report here in (including any error, omission or misstatement therein, negligent or otherwise) or further communication thereof.

Mutual Fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.

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