Dear Mr Sreekanth,
I have been closely following your blog for a while. You have generally advised to invest lump sum in a debt liquid fund and do a STP to the equity based funds.
Question: Do we have to choose only the liquid funds for the STP purpose?
What if we choose a ‘Dynamic Bond’ fund or ‘Income Fund’ or ‘Gilt Fund’ that has better returns instead of the liquid funds in the long term if I can take care of the Exit load like if exit load applies within 30 days then will start STP after 30 days only. Please advise.
Yes it is a ‘generic’ suggestion indeed. The main point that we need to consider is the Feeding fund should be less risky/volatile. So, if you are comfortable with Ultra Short term debt fund then you may do STP from it. Also, if you have say STP for 1 year then you may get few extra returns from Ultra short term fund (than investing in a Liquid fund).
Thank you sir. Following your article below I am actually thinking of putting my money even in the next higher category i.e. ‘Dynamic Bond fund’.
e.g ‘Birla Sunlife Dynamic Bond’ and STP to ‘BSF Frontline Equity’
You showed in the graph that returns are higher as we move from Liquid-> Ultra Short-> Short -> Dynamic->Income->Guilt.
So Considering I would like to invest Rs50,000 in a debt fund and run STP for Rs2000 per month, the stored money would be exhausted/applied in market for the span of 2 years if not more fund added to it(Debt).
Hence thinking of whether investing ‘Dynamic Bond’ category would be a better trade off for me for the choice of STP.
As mentioned in my previous comment, if you are comfortable with any other kind of debt fund (ultra short term or dynamic or gilt) you may opt for it. But do note the Risk Vs Reward relationship 🙂
By the by, how did you get the above ‘Debt funds article’ share as link?? Kindly advise. Do we need to do any html coding? Thank you!
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With regards to mentioning your blog in my question above, I just pasted the following without quotes and it appeared as a link.
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