Top 5 Best International Mutual funds to invest in 2017

Top 5 Best International Mutual Funds to invest in 2017Top 5 Best International Mutual funds to invest in 2017


Tired of investing in Mutual funds which invests in stocks and debts instruments in India? Then, you can try investing in some of the top and best International Mutual funds in 2017. There are various international or global mutual funds in India, which are investing across the world. This would put away any domestic political and economical factors. These global or international mutual funds would try to capture the growth in specific segments or sectors across in India. Which are the top 5 best International Mutual funds to invest now in 2017? Which are the best global mutual funds which are expected to perform well in coming years?

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Top 5 Best International Mutual funds to invest in 2017


These Top and Best International Mutual Funds in India have been analyzed and shortlisted based on certain key parameters.

Picked based on highest returns received in the last 1 to 3 years.

Since international mutual funds would tend to perform well in the short to medium term only, returns across 1 years to 3 years are considered to pick-up top international funds.

Crisil does not rank these funds, hence I have ignored this parameter in ranking the funds.

Value Research Online (VRO) does not rank these funds, hence I have ignored this parameter in ranking the funds.

AUMs (Assets under management) > 60 Crores. Since these are volatile compared to other equity funds, investment in these funds are less and I have reduced AUM parameter from minimum Rs 100 Crore to Rs 60 Crores.

Top 5 Best International Mutual funds to invest in 2017


# 1 – Motilal Oswal MOST Shares NASDAQ 100 ETF Fund


The Scheme seeks investment return that corresponds to the performance of NASDAQ 100 Index, subject to tracking error.

Why to invest: This ETF fund scheme gave highest annualized returns of over 15% in last 3 years. It gave 19% returns in last 1 year. If you would have invested Rs 1,000 per month in this scheme for last 3 years, your investment would have been Rs 36,000 and your investment value would have grown to Rs 45,000.  US economy has been growing and companies in US are expected to grow in future too, hence this mutual fund scheme is expected to do well in future. One of the top international mutual fund to invest in 2017.

# 2 – ICICI Pru US Blue Chip Equity Fund


This scheme aims to provide long term capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity related securities, including ADRs, GDRs issued by Indian and foreign companies and companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ.

Why to invest: This mutual fund scheme gave highest annualized returns of over 9% in last 3 years. It gave 20% returns in last 1 year. If you would have invested Rs 1,000 per month in this scheme for last 3 years, your investment would have been Rs 36,000 and your investment value would have grown to Rs 42,000.  Even this fund too invests in US Blue Chip stocks, hence expected to give good returns in short term to medium term. One of the good international mutual fund to invest in 2017.

# 3 – DSP BR World Gold fund


The fund would predominantly invest in units of BlackRock Funds – World Gold Fund. In addition to this, a significant part of its corpus would be invested in units of other similar overseas mutual fund schemes.

Why to invest: This mutual fund scheme gave highest annualized returns of over 7% in last 3 years. It gave amazing 65% returns in last 1 year. If you would have invested Rs 1,000 per month in this scheme for last 3 years, your investment would have been Rs 36,000 and your investment value would have grown to Rs 44,000. The yellow metal has become precious in the last few quarters. After demonetization, investors believe that gold cannot be replaced even with high value currency. Many countries along with their governments believe that gold cannot be replaced with any other asset in terms of value. One of the best gold international mutual fund to invest from 2017.

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# 4 – ICICI Prudential Global Stable Equity Fund


The scheme seeks to provide adequate returns by investing in the units of overseas mutual fund schemes, which have the mandate to invest globally. Accordingly, the Scheme intends to invest in the units/shares of the Nordea 1 – Global Stable Equity Fund – Unhedged (N1 – GSEF – U) and/or other overseas mutual funds. The fund manager may also invest in one or more other overseas mutual fund schemes, with similar investment policy/fundamental attributes and risk profile and is in accordance with the investment strategy of the Scheme.

Why to invest: This mutual fund scheme gave highest annualized returns of over 9% in last 2 years. It gave returns of 14% returns in last 1 year. If you would have invested Rs 1,000 per month in this scheme for last 3 years, your investment would have been Rs 36,000 and your investment value would have grown to Rs 42,000.

# 5 – ICICI Pru US Equity Fund


This scheme aims to provide long term capital appreciation by investing in equity and equity related securities, including ADRs, GDRs issued by Indian and foreign companies and companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ.

Why to invest: This mutual fund scheme gave highest annualized returns of over 10% in last 3 years. It gave 20% returns in last 1 year. If you would have invested Rs 1,000 per month in this scheme for last 3 years, your investment would have been Rs 36,000 and your investment value would have grown to Rs 42,000.  This fund invests in US Equities and have proven to be consistent performer in last 1 to 3 years. One of the top international or global mutual fund to invest now in 2017.

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Summary of all these Top 5 International Mutual Funds


Returns from Top and Best International Mutual Funds to invest in 2017

Conclusion: One should have some exposure to international or global mutual funds in their portfolio to enjoy the returns from growth of global economies. You can invest top 3 funds from this list and invest 5-10% of your portfolio in such funds. These funds tend to perform well and when you feel you got adequate return of 10% to 15% for a 1-3 years period, you can exit them. These are NOT for long term investment.

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Top 5 Best International Mutual funds to invest in 2017

10 comments

  • Anurag Garg

    Hi Suresh, 

     I just discovered your blog. Nice and informative articles.. Thanks a ton!!

    Regarding the current article. I believe that International MFs are treated as Debt Funds for taxation perspective so it makes these funds non-attractive. 

    Also, I was looking for funds which have 65%+ equity in India and a portion of International investments which provides taxation benefits and International diversification. Any idea on to finding these funds/

  • Saurabh

    Hello Sir,

    I have become such a huge fan of your website! I’ve now also subscribed for email alerts for new articles of your so never miss any.

    Your ideas are already helping me earn on my investment.

    Thank you so much.

    Saurabh

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