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    Principal Mutual Fund launches mid cap fund


    The newly launched Principal Midcap Fund offers features like SMART and My Gain, enabling investors to stagger their investments according to market conditions.

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    Principal Mutual Fund has launched a new fund called Principal Midcap Fund. The NFO of the Principal Midcap Fund will close on December 20. The scheme offers features like SMART and My Gain, a communication from the fund house said.

    According to a press release, SMART is an exclusive facility that is available during the NFO period. This facility staggers a lumpsum investment to mitigate market-timing risk. Through the SMART facility, investors can stagger their investment in Principal Midcap Fund into four equal instalments, only 25% of the application money is invested upfront in Principal Midcap Fund while the remaining 75% is invested in Principal Cash Management Fund.

    If the benchmark index falls 3% from the date of allotment, the SMART facility gets activated and 25% of the initial investment is automatically shifted to Principal Midcap Fund else the switch takes place from Principal Cash Management Fund to Principal Midcap Fund at the month end. In a nutshell, this facility helps reduce the risk of timing the market.

    Things You should consider
    • Annualized Return
      for 3 month: 0.73%
    • Suggested Investment
      Horizon: <3 month
    • Time taken to double
      money: 3.7 Years
    Things You should consider
    • Annualized Return
      for 1 year: 35.79%
    • Suggested Investment
      Horizon: >3 years
    • Time taken to double
      money: N.A
    The press release also said that My Gain facility allows investors to set a target rate of return to activate auto trigger which automatically shifts the amount of appreciation to another fund of the investor’s choice when the target return is achieved.

    “Mid caps are great multipliers in the long term despite their short-term volatility. Also, they possess greater odds to outperform large caps. Right stock selection in mid caps, therefore, is the key to wealth creation. With focus on companies with higher cash flows, corporate governance, unique business models and reasonable risk, Principal Midcap Fund offers a good investment experience that is backed by expertise,’ says Ravi Gopalakrishnan, Head - Equity, Principal Mutual Fund.

    “We believe that this is the opportune time to consider midcap investing and Principal Asset Management with its right investment capabilities is well placed to offer a rewarding midcap investing experience for investors,” says Lalit Vij, Managing Director, Principal Mutual Fund.

    Minimum Application Amount:
    New Investor: Rs 5,000/- for both Dividend and Growth Option and any amount thereafter under each Plan/Option
    SMART (available only during NFO): Rs 25000/-
    Systematic Investment Plan: Minimum twelve installments of Rs. 500/- each
    Systematic Transfer Plan: Minimum six instalments of Rs. 1,000/- each
    Regular Withdrawal Plan: Minimum six instalments of Rs. 500/- each
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