Mutual Funds have gained huge popularity in recent years as evident from the fact that between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2018, 2.32 crore folios have been added by mutual funds. The Assets under Management (AUM) of the industry increased from Rs 14,21,952 crore to Rs 21,36,036 crore during this period. That is a growth of 50% in two years, no mean achievement!
A number of steps taken by the regulator, SEBI as well as by the industry body AMFI and by the various Asset Management Companies and the distributor community have played a great role in the growth of the industry. One can safely say we have reached a point where most people with investible surplus have started considering mutual funds as a serious investment option. In this context, it is important to keep in mind some of the common mistakes that investors make while investing in mutual funds.