Spend, Save and Invest Smartly
The complexities of the investment process are often beyond the grasp of the general public. For several people, multiple competing interests and increasingly busy lifestyles leave little opportunity for learning the basics of investing. However, saving and investing for one's future financial security has to be considered one of life's priorities.
Millions of investors in the India use mutual funds as their investment vehicle of choice to save for college educations, the purchase of a home and for building a retirement nest egg. Whatever might be the objective, the mutual fund is an excellent medium to accumulate financial assets and grow them over time to achieve any of these goals.
Though, the task of selecting quality mutual funds is a tuff job to do. There are many choices, and information overload is a serious problem. In addition, the tactics used in marketing funds are usually more confusing than enlightening - the unfamiliar jargon and technical investing concepts can be challenging, to say the least.
Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer, a client of an investment professional, or a participant in a self-directed retirement plan, you'll require a set of mutual fund evaluative tools that make sense and are easy to use
There are lot of attractive mutual funds and fund managers that have performed very well over both long-term and short-term horizons. At times, performance can be attributable to a mutual fund manager's superior stock-picking abilities and/or asset allocation decisions. In this article, we will summarize how to analyze a mutual fund's portfolio and determine whether there are specific performance drivers.