“Liquidity is the most important concern in short-term investments.” But did you know, instead of keeping idle cash in savings account and let the banks benefit from it, you can park it in funds which offers the same liquidity, same security and much better returns. Mutual fund schemes known as liquid funds are ideal options for corporates & individuals for parking funds for the short term.
Basic features of liquid mutual funds-
- Regulated by SEBI
- Open ended debt mutual funds
- No exposure to equity
- Easily redeemable within 24 hrs.
- Zero entry/exit load
- No TDS
- Dividends are tax free in the hands of the investor
- Indexation benefits for investment above one year
|Let me show you what would have happened if you had invested your idle cash of Rs.10 lakh for a day in a liquid fund and not in bank’s saving account-Amount||Rs.10,00,000|
|Per Day Value||1917|
|Idle Days in a year||136|
|Total earnings on idle funds||Rs.2,60,000/yr|
The table shows, if you invest your idle cash in liquid funds during weekends and festive holidays, you can earn an extra income of Rs.2,60,000 every year.(approx.)
Here is a list of some top funds and their returns-
|Top Funds||1 day||7 days||14 days||1 month||3 months||1 year|
|Aditya Birla Sun Life Liquid Fund||7.1020||7.3424||7.2639||7.3469||7.5305||7.4747|
|Axis liquid fund||7.0922||7.1320||7.1437||7.2746||7.4839||7.5009|
|Franklin India liquid fund||7.1723||7.2428||7.2930||7.4578||7.7540||7.5257|
Small amounts add up to large sums over long periods—the old penny saved is a penny earned. Idling your cash is a missed opportunity, and spending a few moments maximizing the value of that cash can get you moving instead of going nowhere.