Should I wait for the poor performing funds to get better?
Timing the exit from a fund that is losing on performance is important to cut your losses
I stopped investing in several poor performing funds, but still have them in my portfolio. Should I wait for these funds to get better?
Arun Diwan, Delhi
Timing the exit from a fund that is losing on performance is important to cut your losses. The best way to exit is to cut your losses and invest in better performing funds. Your strategy to initiate STPs to better performing funds is not a bad idea, but remember that if the fund’s performance keeps deteriorating; you are only holding to a bad fund for longer and delaying the exit process from it, which is a losing proposition because of the opportunity loss that you face by not investing the redeemed sum into better performing funds.