Top 5 Best Midcap and Smallcap Funds that are rocking in 2016

Top 5 Best Midcap and Smallcap Funds of 2016Top 5 Best Midcap and Smallcap Funds that are rocking in 2016


Stock markets are volatile in the last few months. It goes up for a day and comes down for a few days. I am investing in mutual funds through SIP and could see negative returns in last 1 year. This is due to the fact that markets have moved from 26K to 24K Sensex. While mutual fund investments need to be seen from a long term perspective, there are few good Midcap/small cap mutual funds which have outperformed Benchmark now in last 1 year. These Top 5 Midcap/small cap funds are still rocking in volatile markets in 2016. Are you investing in these best Midcap / small cap mutual funds in 2016?

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Top 5 Best Midcap and Smallcap Funds that are rocking in 2016


These top 5 mutual funds in India have been analyzed and shortlisted based on key parameters.

  • Picked based on highest returns received in the last 5 years.
  • Ranked based on last 3 to 6 months returns too. Since most of the funds gave negative returns, we have picked-up the funds where down fall was less compared to peers.
  • Funds, which are rated by Crisil as Rank-1, Rank-2 and Rank-3 which indicates good fundamentals for these top 5 Midcap/small cap mutual funds.
  • Value research (VRO) rated these mutual funds as 5 star and 4 star.
  • AUM (Assets under management) > 100 Crores. This proves investor confidence among these top 5 mutual funds.

Top#1: Mirae Asset Equities Blue Chip Fund


mirae emerging - top 5 midcap-small cap funds-2016

Fund Objective: This fund aims to generate income and capital appreciation from a diversified portfolio predominantly investing in Indian equities and equity related securities of companies which are not part of the top 100 stocks by market capitalization and have market capitalization of atleast Rs.100 Crores at the time of investment.

Fund Performance: This is my favorite mid-cap fund, which I have included in last year's top 10 SIP Mutual Funds of 2016. This fund has beaten its benchmark and provided 24.7% annualised returns in last 5 years.

Why to invest: This fund is rated by Crisil as Rank-1 and Value Research Online as 5 Star. This fund performed well in last 5 years and given 24.7% annualised return compared to BSE Midcap / Smallcap returns of 6%. Even in last 1 year under volatile markets where the majority of Midcap / small cap funds turned negative, this fund gave a return of 3%. This proves that such fund can rock even in volatile markets.

Top#2: Franklin India Smaller Companies Fund


franklin ind smaller cos - top 5 midcap-small cap funds-2016

Fund Objective: This fund’s objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation from a portfolio of mid-cap and small-cap companies. It invests upto 75% in smaller companies.

Fund Performance: This was my second favorite mid-cap fund, which I have been included in the top 10 funds being recommended. This fund has beaten its benchmark and provided 23.8% annualised returns in last 5 years.

Why to invest: This fund is rated by Crisil as Rank-2 and Value Research Online as 5 Star. This fund performed well in last 5 years and given 23.8% annualised return compared to BSE Midcap / Smallcap returns of 6%. Even in last 1 year under volatile markets where the majority of Midcap / small cap funds turned negative, this fund gave a return of 1%. In the last 3 months this fund downfall was less compared to its peers. Such funds work well in volatile markets too.

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Top#3: Birla SL MNC Mutual fund


birla sl mnc fund - best midcap-small cap funds-2016
Fund Objective: This mutual fund's objective is to encash opportunities in MNC companies that are operating from India.

Fund Performance: I have been neutral about this fund for some time and in some cases, I asked to stay away due to SEBI guidelines on MNC companies. This fund has beaten its benchmark and provided 23.8% annualised returns in last 5 years.

Why to invest: This fund is rated by Crisil as Rank-3 and Value Research Online Not rated yet. This fund performed well in last 5 years and given 23.8% annualised return compared to BSE Midcap / Smallcap returns of 6%. Even in last 1 year under volatile markets where the majority of Midcap / small cap funds turned negative, this fund gave a return of 4%. In the last 3 months this fund has limited downfall compared to its peers. Such top funds work well for investment even in volatile markets.

Top#4: SBI Magnum Midcap fund


sbi magnum midcap fund - top best midcap-small cap funds-2016

Fund Objective: This fund’s objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation from a portfolio of mid-cap and small-cap companies.

Fund Performance: This fund has beaten its benchmark and provided 23.6% annualised returns in last 5 years.

Why to invest: This fund is rated by Crisil as Rank-2 and Value Research Online as 4 Star. This fund performed well in last 5 years and given 23.6% annualised return compared to BSE Midcap / Smallcap returns of 6%. Even in last 1 year under volatile markets where the majority of Midcap / small cap funds turned negative, this fund gave a return of 8%. In the last 3 months this fund has very limited downfall compared to its peers. Such good Midcap/small cap funds work well in volatile markets too.

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Top#5: Reliance Small Cap fund


reliance smallcap fund - top best midcap-small cap funds-2016

Fund Objective: This fund’s objective is to generate long-term capital appreciation from small-cap companies.

Fund Performance: This fund has beaten its peers and gave 22% annualised returns in last 5 years.

Why to invest: This fund is rated by Crisil as Rank-1 and Value Research Online as 4 Star. This fund has beaten its benchmark and provided 22% annualised returns in last 5 years compared to BSE Midcap / Smallcap returns of 6%. Even in last 1 year under volatile markets where the majority of Midcap / small cap funds turned negative, this fund gave a return of 1%. Even in the last 3-6 months where stock markets have been volatile, this fund has limited downside compared to its peers. Such good Midcap/small cap funds work well in volatile markets too.

Your midcap and small cap fund is not listed above, leave a comment, I would be glad to suggest whether you need to continue or exit from such funds.

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Suresh
Top 5 Best Midcap and Smallcap Funds that are rocking in 2016

101 comments

  • RAJESH PODDAR

    Sir, Really Appreciate your above analysis. Just as a disclosure i am holding 4 out of 5 MF mentioned above in my Core Portfolio.

    CA Rajesh Poddar
    Andheri West, Mumbai
    Email : rajeshpoddarceo@gmail.com

  • Dilip

    Dear Suresh,
    Is it advisable to go long(15 to 20 years) with small and mid caps MF?
    Also, My age is 29 and wanted to create a fund for my retirement . Could you please advise a MF for a SIP of 20-25 years.

    Best Regards,
    Dilip

  • Chanchal garg

    Hi sir thanks again for this blog I have 4 sip in mutualfunds details are 1. Hdfctop200 2. Hdfc mid cap 3. L&t india value fund 4.reliance growth fund these fund are better or not suggest me thanks sir

  • Vijay

    Respect Sir

    I am regular reader of your column. I am investing in following Mutual funds through SIP. for the last one & half year. Please guide me for any corrective action in near future. I can continue SIPs for next two years.

    Reliance Banking Fund- Dividend Plan
    Reliance Diversified Power Sector Fund – Dividend Plan
    Reliance Growth Fund- Direct Growth Plan Growth option
    Reliance Growth Fund- Dividend Plan
    Reliance Regular Saving Fund- Equity- Dividend Plan
    Reliance Vision Fund- Dividend Plan

    Regards

    Vijay

    • Looks you are fan of Reliance. While some funds are good, some of them you should review and exit like Reliance Growth fund, Reliance vision fund and Reliance Balanced fund. Banking sector is under pressure, don’t make fresh investment into this area as of now.

  • ABDUL SAMADH

    Hi Mr.Suresh,
    In Mid Cap Categories i have HDFC Midcap Opportunities under SIP. Unfortunately this fund has not been listed in your rankings.
    In addition to this i have SIP in ICICI Pru focussed bluechip (Large Cap) and Reliance Tax Saver (ELSS).
    Above 3 funds in SIP mode Rs.1000/- from 2015 Jan onwards by increasing 10% every year.
    Shall continues with the above 3 funds. Please comment.

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