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MFs investing in larger number stocks than before amid volatility

Equity schemes now invest in 842 listed companies

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Sachin P Mampatta Mumbai
Mutual funds are investing in a larger number of stocks than before, a surge in new additions which have come in after the recent volatility.

The industry invested in a total of 824 companies across the listed universe as of October 2021, according to tracker The S&P BSE Sensex hit its all-time high of 62,245.43 in October. The index has since corrected to 57,863.93, currently around 7 per cent below the peak. The number of stocks that mutual funds invest in today is 842. This is the highest in at least 69 months, according to data from


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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 8:25 PM IST

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