Which are the top stocks recently bought by mutual funds in India?
As per Equitymaster's Indian Stock Screener, here is a list of the top stocks in which mutual funds have recently bought a stake...
These companies have been ranked on the basis of the highest percentage increase in mutual fund holding on a sequential basis.
Mutual funds, like foreign institutional investors (FIIs) have an impact on stock prices because they account for most of the trading. Their buying can send a stock price up and their selling can send a stock price down.
However, one must take into account other parameters as well before forming a hard opinion on any stock.
Should you make investment decisions based on the buying and selling activity of mutual funds?
Investors should not base their investment decisions solely based on the buying and selling activity of mutual funds.
Mutual funds have their own set of criteria for investing in the markets, which may not be relevant for an Indian investor.
Can mutual fund holding in a company be higher than promoter holding?
Yes. There's no rule that prevents mutual fund holding from being higher than the promoters holding.
Should you invest in stocks or mutual funds?
Both stocks and mutual funds have been promising avenues for wealth creation over the long-term.
The historical returns generated by Indian equities in the last several decades are a testimony of the wealth-building potential of equity as an asset class.
However, investors should note that stocks are more volatile by nature compared to mutual funds. One must also devise a strategy and take exposure to high quality stocks sensibly as well.
Asset allocation plays a key role in deciding how much to invest in stocks and mutual funds. Adopt a sensible approach and follow an asset allocation strategy that is most suitable for you.