Equity Mutual Funds

What are Equity Mutual funds?

Investopedia defined Equity Mutual funds as ‘A mutual fund that invests principally in stocks. It can be actively or passively (index fund) managed.’

Stock mutual funds are principally categorized according to company size, the investment style of the holdings in the portfolio and geography: Size is determined by a company’s market capitalization, while the investment style, reflected in the fund’s stock holdings, is also used to categorize equity mutual funds.

Stock funds are also categorized by whether they are domestic (India) or international. These can be broad market, regional or single-country funds.

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There are so-called “specialty” stock funds that target business sectors such as Infrastructure, Banking, FMCG etc.

FundsIndia offers a very wide variety of Equity mutual funds. Every mutual fund company will carry at least one diversified equity mutual fund that invests in the stock markets.

There are different varieties of equity mutual funds in the market. You can view them all in our mutual fund explorer.

Some of the popular equity fund categories are

1.    Large cap funds

2.    Small and mid-cap funds

3.    Multi-cap funds

4.    Thematic funds

5.    Tax saving funds

6.    Equity oriented hybrid funds

The first few of these categories are by the size of the companies that the fund invests in. The other categories are more specialized.

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