Mutual Fund Vs. Share Trading

@nandans (1161)
India
December 7, 2006 12:04am CST
Which one is better and Why ?
3 responses
@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
7 Dec 06
I think that Mutual Funds are much better and much safer as compared with direct trading that is why I prefer to go with Mutual Funds. You can make good profits from Mutual Funds and they also provide tax benifits.
@nandans (1161)
• India
7 Dec 06
i agree mutual funds are safer but share trading gives you much higher returns..
@ka10kk (61)
• Australia
15 Nov 09
the more risk you take the more you make . sound good :D
• Philippines
21 Apr 10
It depends. If you invest as an owner in stocks, and you thoroughly researched the stock or the company itself, it is safer than investing in mutual funds. Investing in a company's stock is like owning a part of the company. If you find a company that is doing good, products that are selling good in the market, invest in its stock. By investing as an owner (business owner), there's no need to afraid of the stock market's fluctuations. Invest as an owner, and not as a gambler.
@ishavasyam (1802)
• India
7 Dec 06
If U r a moderate risk taker u can opt for mutual funds..however if u have a gr8 appetite for risk,u can go for shares trading.The former keeps u realtively free from day to day worry about the market fluctuations since these r taken care of by the fund managers.However,in case of share trading ,specially if u trading in volatile stock u must be very careful about the stop loss prices ...
@nandans (1161)
• India
13 Dec 06
quite correct.. thanks
@nandans (1161)
• India
13 Dec 06
quite correct.. thanks
@vijay12 (1643)
• India
7 Dec 06
If you are willing to take a calculated risk,Share Trading id better than MFs,as the latter,themselves, make their profits,by investing in shares!