Subbu's Solution

I want to invest Rs 10,000 every month in mutual funds. Should I go for growth or the dividend option?
Investors who go for the Growth option do not receive any interim payouts from the scheme. When they redeem their holding they may get capital appreciation, which is the growth in their invested capital. This is from the accumulated returns of the fund. Whereas investors choosing the Dividend option expect to receive payouts, subject to dividend distribution tax. Their invested capital does not appreciate as much, as the appreciation in the fund’s portfolio is paid out as dividends. Thus the portfolios, % return in both options generally remain the same although the NAVs would differ.
Generally investors go for Dividend option for two reasons, it may be taxed favorably than capital gains in some non-equity investments or they require regular streams of income from their investment.
Therefore if you need regular income, then you may go for Dividend option or else opt for Growth option. In future if there is any need for income from your investments, you could always do an SWP (Systematic Withdrawal Plan).


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