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5 Best Equity Mutual Funds for 2021

How we have selected the best equity Mutual Funds? 1) Past performance We have selected the mutual funds based on their past performance. For this, we have kept in mind their 3 to 5-year returns. 2) Ratings Some institutions like Crisil, ICRA, CARE Rating and Value Research Online provide very reliable ratings, which we have kept in mind, before allocating these 5 equity mutual funds. 3) Quality of the portfolio We have also kept the quality of the portfolio in mind. In fact, much of the weightage has been given to the same. Based on the above, we have arrived at these 5 best mutual fund schemes to invest in 2021. 1. Axis Bluechip Fund Growth Axis Bluechip Fund growth has a 5-star rating from Crisil. The fund has a solid track record and has generated returns of close to 19.74% annualized returns in the last three years. The returns every year over the last 5 years average of 13.8%. The fund has solid holdings including in HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, Kotak Ma

5 Best Equity Mutual Funds for 2021

How we have selected the best equity Mutual Funds?

1) Past performance
We have selected the mutual funds based on their past performance. For this, we have kept in mind their 3 to 5-year returns.

2) Ratings
Some institutions like Crisil, ICRA, CARE Rating and Value Research Online provide very reliable ratings, which we have kept in mind, before allocating these 5 equity mutual funds.

3) Quality of the portfolio
We have also kept the quality of the portfolio in mind. In fact, much of the weightage has been given to the same. Based on the above, we have arrived at these 5 best mutual fund schemes to invest in 2021.

1. Axis Bluechip Fund Growth

Axis Bluechip Fund growth has a 5-star rating from Crisil. The fund has a solid track record and has generated returns of close to 19.74% annualized returns in the last three years. The returns every year over the last 5 years average of 13.8%. The fund has solid holdings including in HDFC Bank, Reliance Industries, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Axis Bank and ICICI Bank.
The strong portfolio gives the visibility of the fund further improving the returns in 2021, which makes this one of the tops picks from the equity mutual funds space. Those who are looking at a long-term perspective, this could be a good bet.

2. ICICI Prudential Technology Fund

This is another fund that has a 5-star rating from Crisil. The fund has its holdings highly geared towards the Technology sector. Among its top holdings include names like  Infosys, Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Bharti Airtel, and TCS Ltd.
One year annualized return from the funds has been 65.13%, which is excellent in this category, and three and five years annualized return is 25.5% and 20.3%,  ICICI Prudential Technology Fund has excellent holdings, which suggest that it can continue to deliver superior returns over the long term. A time frame of 5 to 10 years may help investors generate good returns.

3. Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund

Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund is for those looking to invest in multi-cap. This fund rank one in the multi-cap category.   Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund has generated returns of 17.8% over the last 5 years, while the three year returns are 15.71%, and One year annualized return from the funds has been 32.6% which is best at all. As the markets continue to trend higher, we might see Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund performing well.
Parag Parikh Flexi Cap Fund has a 5-star rating from Crisil.

4. Tata Digital India Fund

Like ICICI Prudential Technology Fund this is another one that tends to invest in the Technology sector. This fund last one year return is 56.67%. The Fund has generated annualized returns of 26.6% over the last three years. The 5-year returns are slightly lower at 20.6%.
One can also invest through SIPs in the Tata Digital India Fund. A small sum of Rs 500 can be invested in the fund through this mechanism. Systematic Investment plans are ideal for small investors in midcap to hedge against risk and volatility.

5. SBI Small Cap Fund

This fund has been accorded a 5-star rating from Crisil. SBI Small Cap Fund tends to invest its money in small cap funds,  However, the portfolio of the fund is more skewed towards largecap. The 1-year annualized returns from the fund are 28.45%, which is not bad at all.
The fund portfolio comprises stocks like Elgi Equipments, JK Cement, Blue Star Ltd, and Sheela Foam Ltd, etc. This equity fund is also a good bet for investors in 2021.

- Saurav Sau

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