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Seniors seeking regular income should switch to debt funds from balanced

Younger investors who invested in balanced funds after understanding their risks and with a long-term horizon should continue to their SIPs in them

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Senior Citizens And Debt Funds

Sanjay Kumar Singh 



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Balanced funds emerged as the favourite investment category of investors in 2017 (See table: AUM rose sharply...). Not just younger people entering into equity markets for the first time, even seasoned investors who wanted a fund that would handle the asset allocation for them, have bet on these funds. Even many elderly investors were mis-sold these funds last year with the promise of regular dividend income. All these investors need to prepare for more turbulent times in this category in 2018.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:54 IST

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