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Large Cap Fund

Large-cap equity funds are open ended equity schemes predominantly investing in large cap stocks . Large-cap companies are well-established players with a good track record and vintage, and they typically have stable corporate governance practices. As per guidelines of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Large-cap companies are defined as 1st to 100th company in terms of market capitalization. A Large-cap fund is required to invest a minimum of 80% of its corpus in equity & equity related instruments of large cap companies.

Minimum Investment:

The minimum investment varies from scheme to scheme. It could range between Rs. 100 to Rs. 5,000 .

Suitability:

These funds are ideal for investors with medium to high risk appetite, who want equity exposure to high-quality stocks and have a long-term investment perspective. An investment horizon of above 5 years is recommended. It is recommended to use systematic investment plan (SIP) for recurring monthly investments or systematic transfer plan (STP) for investing lumpsum in these funds.

Taxability:

Large Cap funds receive the same tax treatment as other equity funds.

  • Short term capital gain (less than one year): 15% of gain
  • Long term capital gain (more than one year): 10% of gain in excess of Rs one lakh per year
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