Debt or equity mutual fund: Which one should investors choose?

Debt mutual fund schemes have outperformed equity mutual funds in recent months, benefiting from inflows totalling INR 1.5 lakh crore ($22bn) during April and May, compared to just over INR 7,200 crores across all equity mutual fund categories. Adil Shetty, the CEO of, suggested that equity underperformance strayed from a variety of reasons: investor liquidity needs, profit-taking as markets edge towards new highs, and higher bond yields making debt funds more attractive. Nonetheless, experts have cautioned against an investment exclusively in debt funds and urge rebalancing portfolios to reduce risk and boost wealth.

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