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Mutual funds are not just a numbers game

With leadership positions changing every few years, betting on past performance may not be good idea

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Tinesh Bhasin  |  Mumbai 



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If you were to choose between a mutual fund (MF) that gave 24 per cent annualised returns for 20 years and a scheme that has 20 per cent annualised returns for the past five years, the choice will be obvious. A fund with higher returns over a longer duration appears to be a consistent performer that has weathered many market cycles. But, if an investor would have made the “obvious” choice five years earlier, his returns would be much lower.

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First Published: Sun, January 22 2017. 22:15 IST

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