Mutual fund investors pump in Rs 47,000 crore in sector in October
At gross level, mutual funds mobilised a total amount of Rs 5,92,871 crore, while there were redemption worth Rs 5,46,151 crore as well -- resulting into a net inflow of Rs 46,720 crore, as per the latest data available with Sebi.
This was the highest monthly net inflow since April, when investors had poured in Rs 92,746 crore in mutual fund schemes. There were net outflows of Rs 51,907 crore in September.
However, investments made by mutual funds into the secondary stock market fell sharply in October to Rs 14,478 crore, from Rs 46,911 crore in the previous months.
The mutual funds collect money from investors and later invest the same into various market segments including stocks, IPOs (primary market) and bonds.
Market analysts expect the net inflow into mutual funds to further pick up in the coming weeks, as the government and Sebi have expressed their intention to revive equity culture in the country and help channelise the household income into stocks, mutual funds and insurance sectors, rather than in idle assets like gold.
"The current market conditions and wide-ranging reforms announced by Sebi to re-energise the mutual funds industry would help the sector to channelise funds in the equity market," Sudip Bandhopadhyay MD and CEO at Destimoney Securities said.
He also said the stock market and mutual funds stand to attract more investments from
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