mutual fund returns

What are mutual fund returns?

When you invest in a mutual fund, your rate of return on investment are a consequence of two sources. Firstly, the increase in the value of scheme shares and secondly, the distributions of the fund which include the dividend distributed by the companies in which are held in the scheme’s portfolio. A combined total of both these sources gives your total returns on investment from the scheme. The increase in value of shares over a period of time and the benefit of this appreciation can only be taken when you sell some units of the scheme in the market. While, fund distributions could be transferred to your account on an annual basis as dividend pay-out.

Analyzing the total returns will give you an idea of the potential performance and generally top mutual funds offer steady and best returns over a long period of time. However, good past performance does not guarantee superior returns in the future.

Top 10 Equity Mutual Funds
Scheme Name NAV 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years
ICICI Pru Commodities Fund(G)-Direct Plan24.338.4242.87114.9300
Quant Small Cap Fund(G)-direct Plan127.0612.0450.13104.4935.0221.58
Sundaram LT Micro Cap Tax Adv Fund-Sr VI-(G)-Direct Plan14.4618.750.23100.8116.20
Quant Infrastructure Fund(G)-Direct Plan19.0610.1336.8100.8131.0621.56
Sundaram LT Micro Cap Tax Adv Fund-Sr V-(G)-Direct Plan15.1917.947.5498.7916.410
Tata Digital India Fund(G)-Direct Plan40.8726.0145.7998.235.7233.79
ICICI Pru Technology Fund(G)-Direct Plan169.1926.1846.7896.6937.933.63
Sundaram Select Micro Cap-Series XVII-(G)-Direct Plan14.1217.3943.4494.4516.650
Kotak Small Cap Fund(G)-Direct Plan175.1514.1234.2893.8130.5421.79
Sundaram LT Micro Cap Tax Adv Fund-Sr IV-(G)-Direct Plan15.217.9445.5493.7316.110
Top 10 Debt Mutual Funds
Top 10 Hybrid Mutual Funds
Scheme Name NAV 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years
BOI AXA Mid & Small Cap Equity & Debt Fund(G)-Direct Plan23.6933.9249.7465.8319.917.55
Quant Absolute Fund(G)-Direct Plan272.2120.2140.6162.4926.9819.02
ICICI Pru Equity & Debt Fund(G)-Direct Plan223.8728.3830.9459.0917.0915.27
Quant Multi Asset Fund(G)-Direct Plan72.9814.5650.4755.6228.0617.45
Mahindra Manulife Hybrid Equity Nivesh Yojana(G)-Direct Plan17.2725.130.0651.3800
JM Equity Hybrid Fund(G)-Direct Plan74.823.8727.7750.6315.5312.46
HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund(G)-Direct Plan285.2114.6320.1450.313.5113.65
HDFC Balanced Advantage Fund(G)-Direct Plan(Adjusted)285.2114.6320.1450.313.5112.64
ICICI Pru Multi-Asset Fund(G)-Direct Plan422.3723.6427.0249.0915.4414.52
Aditya Birla SL Equity Hybrid '95 Fund(G)-Direct Plan1172.5226.2628.4249.0113.7811.99
Top 10 Commodity Mutual Funds
Scheme Name NAV 3 Months 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years