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Large-cap equity funds outperform mid-cap funds in average returns over long term even as infrastructure funds continue to generate negative returns in short term.
Tata Pure Equity Mutual Fund has outperformed its benchmark index and category in three of the past four years.
Metal companies have done well in the past five years, with three among the top 10.
Ever since the equity market crashed in 2008, infrastructure funds have been unable to repeat the performance they showed during the bull-run of 2003-07.
HDFC Equity Mutual Fund has outperformed its benchmark index in four of the past five years.
Metal companies have done well in the past five years, with four among the top 10.
DSP BlackRock Top 100 Equity has outperformed its benchmark index in five of the past six years.
Private consumption is likely to buoy GDP growth, even as the services sector continues to contribute significantly to growth.
Mid-cap funds continue to fare better than the other equity-based funds, earning an annual return of 61%, on an average, in the past two years.
 
 
Kwality Dairy proved to be one of the top grosser in the last five years with annual return of 163%.
Equity market volatility has started having an effect on short-term performance of equity funds with 1-year average returns falling below 6% across categories.
UTI Equity Mutual Fund has outperformed its benchmark index and its category in the past three years.
Metal companies have done well in the past five years, with four among the top 10.
Tax-saving equity funds have given an average return of 14.15 per cent over the past five years, making them the best savings option under Section 80C.
The public issue market, still relishing the gains from the Coal India IPO, remains upbeat with about 100 issues expected in 2011.
Franklin India Bluechip has outperformed its category and benchmark during four of the past five years.
Consumer goods companies have fared well in the past six months, with five stocks among the top 10.