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Q How To Start Investing In Mutual Funds?AInvestors can approach brokers, agents and distributors of mutual funds who are spread all over the country, banks and post office who distribute the units of mutual funds of various fund houses. They can also directly contact the fund house / Asset Management Company (AMC) for necessary information and application forms. However, the investors may please note that the mutual funds schemes being marketed by brokers, banks and post offices should not be taken as their own schemes and no assurance of returns is given by them. The only role of brokers, banks and post offices is to help in distribution of mutual funds schemes to the investors.Before you begin investing in MFs, it is important to understand the various types of MF schemes, the benefits & risks involved in investing, track record of the mutual fund and the investor's investment objective.For understanding the documentation, methods, procedures and costs involved for investing in mutual funds, investors may contact the respective broker, bank, distributor, agent, post office or AMC.For understanding the documentation, methods, procedures and costs involved for investing in mutual funds, investors may contact the respective broker, bank, distributor, agent, post office or AMC.
Q Can i invest in mutual funds via my demat account?AYes, investors are allowed to invest in mutual funds through their demat account. They may invest in mutual funds via demat account through either the online or offline mode. Investors who have initially invested in mutual funds in the physical form can also dematerialize their units later and transfer them in their demat account. Some schemes like ETFs are compulsorily allotted in demat mode. Hence, to transact in such a scheme, investor needs to have a Demat account linked to their trading account.Detailed queries pertaining to investing through offline or online mode and dematerialization of mutual fund units can be addressed by the respective Depository Participant and broker offering these services.Detailed queries pertaining to investing through offline or online mode and dematerialization of mutual fund units can be addressed by the respective Depository Participant and broker offering these services.
Q How can an NRI with PIO status invest in share markets?ADefinition of PIO -For the purposes of investments in shares/securities in India, person of Indian origin means a citizen of any country other than Pakistan or Bangladesh, if a) he at any time, held an Indian passport; or b) he or either of his parents or any of his grand-parents was a citizen of India by virtue of the constitution of India or Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1995); or c) the person is a spouse of an Indian citizen or a person referred to in clause (a) or (b). PIO card holder will have to open an NRE/NRO SAVINGS Account, NRE/NRO PIS Account and NRE/NRO Demat +Trading Account. All his investments will be routed through PIS Account. With regards to investing in equities, PIO card holder can invest in equities in the same manner as NRI clients.
Q How is FDI different from portfolio investment?AFDI is the investment which is made in shares of a company but not through the stock exchange.An investment made directly in a company, with a view to get a strategic stake, is called FDI.FII investments are portfolio investments, made through the stock exchange.
Q Can Government employee invest in share market?AYes he can, provided the compliance rules of government department are followed.
Q How To Start Investing In Share Market?AOne should start investing in share market with small amount and mainly in large cap companies with proper guidance from his or her broker or advisor. To know more about how stock market works or how to invest money in share market click here
Q What is Short term and Long Term Investment?ANormally, short tem investment means an investment with a horizon of 1-3 months or even less than that, while a long term investment is one with a horizon of more than one year.
Why Demat Account?
- Mandatory by SEBI
- Easy Portfolio Management
- Security of Equity Investments.
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