Mutual funds that invest in stock market-related instruments cannot be termed risk-free or safe as investment in shares are inherently risky by nature, whereas funds that invest in fixed-income instruments are relatively safe and those that invest only in government securities are the safest.
Beside this, is SIP subject to market risk?
Risk 1: The risk of SIP getting a negative return or price risk. Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks, is a commonly heard term. What this means is that your investment in a SIP can go down and you can end up with a value lower than what you invested depending on how the market behaves.
Furthermore, what are different types of mutual funds?
7 common types of mutual funds
- Money market funds. These funds invest in short-term fixed income securities such as government bonds, treasury bills, bankers' acceptances, commercial paper and certificates of deposit.
- Fixed income funds.
- Equity funds.
- Balanced funds.
- Index funds.
- Specialty funds.
- Diversify by investment style.
How do mutual funds work?
When you buy a mutual fund, you're pooling your money along with other investors. You put money into a mutual fund by buying units or shares of the fund. As more people invest, the fund issues new units or shares. The investments in a mutual fund are managed by a portfolio manager.
Can I lose all my money in mutual fund?
There is no guarantee you will not lose money in mutual funds. In fact, in certain extreme circumstances you could end up losing all your investments. Mutual funds are managed by fund managers who invest in a wide variety of stocks, bonds and commodities. So, it's not that all of your mutual funds would fail.