Welcome to Learning Center.

Let's take a tour in mutualfunds
and how to invest in aliceblue mutualfunds.

What is Mutual Funds?

How to place order in Aliceblue Mutual Funds?

How to place SIP Order in Aliceblue Mutual Funds?

Overview of Dashboard.

Advantages of Aliceblue Mutual Funds.

What is Mutual Fund ?

Mutual fund is a kind of investment that uses money from investors to invest in stocks, bonds or other type of investment. A fund manager is available for each fund who decides how to invest the money. Mutual funds are usually “open ended”, means the new investors can join into the funds anytime. At this time, new units (like shares) are given to new investors.

What is Aliceblue Mutual Funds ?

It is an order collecting platform which helps you buy mutual funds online from around 39AMCs, with zero commission or brokerage directly from the asset management companies and stores it in your DEMAT account.

Who will purchase through Aliceblue Mutual Funds ?

Anyone who is having Alice blue DEMAT account can able to login and purchase funds. Those who are not having Alice blue DEMAT account, can able to view the fund’s performance but can’t place the order.

Terminologies in Mutual Funds :

Net Asset Value (NAV)

It is the price at which the units of mutual fund are brought or sold. It is the market value of the fund after deducing its liabilities. The values of all units of a mutual fund portfolio are calculated on a daily basis, from this all expenses are subtracted. The result then divided by total no.of units and the resultant value is the NAV.

Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

CAGR is the rate of return that would be required for an investment to grow from its beginning balance to its ending balance, assuming that the profits were reinvested at the end of each year of the investment’s life span.

CAGR = (Ending Balance/Beginning Balance)1/n - 1 ,Where: n - no. of years.

To calculate the CAGR of an investment: 1. Divide the value of an investment at the end of the period by its value at the beginning of that period. 2. Raise the result to an exponent of one divided by the number of years. 3. Subtract one from the subsequent result.

Absolute Return

It is the return that the mutual fund house has given over a certain period of time. Whatever the returns/gains/losses that the mutual fund provides is the absolute return without comparing to any benchmark index.


Absolute Returns % = (current value-investment value)/investment value

For Example – If a mutual fund provides current value is Rs.10000 and Investment value is Rs.8000 then the absolute return is (10000-8000)/8000 which is 25% .

Exit Load

Exit load is a cost that an investor needs to bear if he or she sells the mutual fund units before a predefined time frame. Typically, equity mutual fund schemes levy an exit load of 1% if the units are sold within one year of buying. Simply put, it is a mechanism to deter investors from premature withdrawals.


Redemption price = (net asset value/ (1-exit load)). The exit load % is deducted from the NAV at the time of redemption.

ELSS

Equity Linked Savings Scheme(ELSS) that allows an individual ,a deduction from total income of up to Rs.1.5Lacs under section 80C of the Income Tax Act 1961.Thus if an investor was to invest Rs.50,000 in an ELSS, then this amount would be deducted from the total taxable income, thus reducing the tax burden. These schemes have a lock-in period of three years from date of units allotment. After the lock-in period is over, the units are free to be redeemed or switched.

Lock in period

Certain period during which an investor is restricted from selling a particular investment.

Direct Plan and Regular Plan

All mutual fund schemes offer Direct and Regular plans.In a Direct Plan, an investor has to invest directly with the AMC, with no distributor to facilitate the transaction. In a Regular Plan, the investor invests through an intermediary such as distributor, broker or banker who is paid a distribution fee by the AMC, which is charged to the plan. Therefore, the direct plan has a lower expense ratio as there is no distribution fee involved, while the regular plan has a slightly higher expense ratio to account for the commission paid to a distributor to facilitate the transaction.

AMC

An asset management company (AMC) is a firm that invests pooled funds from clients, putting the capital to work through different investments including stocks, bonds, real estate, master limited partnerships, and more. Along with high-net-worth individual portfolios, AMCs manage hedge funds and pension plans, and—to better serve smaller investors—create pooled structures such as mutual funds, index funds, or exchange-traded funds, which they can manage in a single centralized portfolio.

How to place order in Aliceblue Mutual Funds ?

In order to place the Normal Direct order, login and go to search fund page and choose the right fund you want to invest.

Once the view performance button is clicked, it will redirect to fund performance page. There you can find the Buy Direct button. Click it.

Next it will display the Pop-up. Enter the amount greater than or equal to the minimum investment amount to invest and click the Place Order button.

Confirm the order by clicking the Invest Now button.

Order is placed and it will be available in the Dashboard.

Order is available in the dashboard with Delete option. Delete option is available till the order is send to Exchange i.e., till 1:30PM.

If the user wishes to delete the order, click the Delete button and confirm it.

The order is deleted at last.

Dashboard -> Pending Orders

Pending Order : Successfully placed orders are available under Executing Orders.Orders placed until 1:30PM of the working day displays with the status Pending Order.

Dashboard -> Sent to Exchange

Sent to Exchange : After 1:30PM (working day), orders will be sent to exchange. Status will change to Order sent to exchange

Dashboard -> Portfolio

Portfolio : Once the units are allotted (purchased), it will be available in My Portfolio section.

Redeem

In order to redeem the purchased fund, click the Redeem button in portfolio section of each fund purchased. Enter the number of units to redeem in the Redeem Request page. Confirm the redemption. Redeem request will be placed.

Note: Redemption order also sent to exchange after 1:30PM of the working day. Once the units are settled, amount will be credited to the user within number of T days depends on the AMCs.

How to place SIP Order in Aliceblue Mutual Funds ?

SIP in Aliceblue Mutual Funds

SIPs in ABMF is not based on conventional model.Here we collect the order as SIP and push it to the exchange as Lumpsum order.

Open the fund page and choose the view performance of respective fund you want to invest.

Click the Direct SIP button and enter the values for initial investment as how much you want to invest initially, then installment amount as how much amount need to do SIP i.e., amount for each SIP cycle, frequency which is weekly,15 days, monthly, quarterly.Then fill the number of installments you want to do SIP.If the field is left blank, SIP will trigger until cancelled.

Click the place order button and confirm the investment by clicking the invest now button.

Order is placed and available as pending order status.

After placing the order, it will follow the same pattern as normal order till allocation of units.Once the units are allotted, next SIP will be notified with the amount to invest and number of days for the next SIP.It will be triggered in user’s home page under upcoming sip notification section.

All the active SIPs will be shown under Sip Order tab.

Delete Order :

If the user wants to stop the SIP in between prior to the installment completion, click the Delete SIP button to delete the SIP.

Note: All the completed sip installments will be available in the portfolio until redeemed. No further allotment made if SIP is deleted.

SIP History

SIP's history is available in with the status as Active/completed/Terminated.

Overview of Dashboard.

Account Overview

It displays the user name, account balance, total investment made and cumulative profit and loss.

Investment Overview

It displays the investments made in each category i.e., commodity, debt, equity, hybrid and other in a pie chart

Recent Search

It displays the user's most searched fund list.

Most Searched Funds

It displays the overall most searched funds by all users.

Order History

All the orders (pending, allotted, redeemed, expired, deleted) everything is available in order history section of the user.

Advantages of using Aliceblue Mutual Funds

Investments made through ABMF (pronounced as Alice blue mutual funds) are absolutely free.

Zero Commission or Brokerage in ABMF. Since ABMF provides only direct plan, there is no commission need to be paid to the brokers or distributors like regular plan, which in turn reduces the expense ratio of direct plan as there are no commission expenses.

1800+ schemes of 39 AMCs collectively in one place along with daily updating NAVs.

All units in a DEMAT account which gives a single portfolio to view all the funds in one place.

Consolidated statement for investments made through ELSS funds,reference for claiming a tax deduction for ELSS Scheme as per Section 80C of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Order tracking is absolutely easy. From placing order to allotment/ redemption, everything is present under user dashboard with category split.

User Portfolio which gives complete holdings of the allotments done through Normal (NRM) and SIP (Systematic Investment Plan).