This is an interesting question considering the fact that the units of the underlying companies in the Mutual Fund have risen in the past month due to an influx of money.
The Nifty 50 index has risen by only 3.5% in the past 1 month (July 6th – Aug 6th) window.
In contrast, the JSW Steel (part of Nifty50) has risen by ~12% in the past 1 month (July 6th – Aug 6th) window.
UltraTech Cement (part of Nifty50) has risen by ~9.5% in the past 1 month (July 6th – Aug 6th) window.
Tech Mahindra (part of Nifty50) has risen by ~20.6% in the past 1 month (July 6th – Aug 6th) window.
Reasons for money influx:
- Good Quarterly results of listed companies
- New IPO Launches including Unicorn Startups like Zomato etc.
- Good performance of IT, Pharma, FMCG, and Realty
- Return of demand which is a positive for consumption
- Improvement in the GST Collection
- Maintaining of rates by the RBI to promote liquidity
Question: Is it good to redeem investment in Mutual Funds if the value has increased by 25%-40% in a short span?
As an investor in Mutual Funds(Equity, Debt, and Balanced), I would suggest against this owing to the following reasons:
- Despite inflow in stocks owing to optimism, the long term story about India’s growth has been strengthened further despite jolts by the 1st and 2nd wave of Covid-19 and lockdowns
- Indian companies are migrating to the next level in an organic way. Midcap to Largecap and Largecap to Bluechip. Holding stocks of these companies directly or via Mutual Fund can add wealth in a compounded manner over a decade that will be much more than what is being achieved in the short term
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