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Best Performing Sector Funds, International Funds & Arbitrage Funds – 2018


In my previous post, I have listed the best Performing Equity Funds ( Large Cap , Midcap/ Small Cap, Diversified Funds), balanced Funds, Debt Funds & Gold Funds. Now ion this post, we are mainly looking for best performing Equity Sector Funds, International Funds as well as Arbitrage funds.

Read my postBest Mutual Funds to invest – Top performing Mutual Funds in India

Equity Mutual Funds – Sector / Thematic

Please note that Sector Funds invest in particular sector and involves higher risk as compared to Diversified funds. Sector specific risks exist in such funds.

Please see the post below for the best performing Equity Sector and thematic funds – (Infrastructure & Banking funds have given 40% returns in last one year) – See the link below:

Equity Mutual Funds – International

Please note that International Funds invest in International markets and involves higher risk as compared to Diversified funds. Such funds also carries Exchange Risk.  You should avoid investing in International Funds.


 Annualised Return (in %)
International Funds1 year2 Year3 Year5 Year
Motilal MOSt Shares NASDAQ 100 ETF25.622.918.124.3
Franklin (I) FF US Opp. -Direct (G)21.81712.618.6
ICICI Pru US Bluechip – Direct (G)18.419.214.317.9
HSBC Emerging Markets – Direct (G)30.632.410.57
Franklin Asian Equity Fund (G)3428.213.712.3
As on 26-Jan-2018Complied by



Equity Mutual Funds – Arbitrage Funds

Also ReadShould you Invest in Arbitrage Funds ?

Such funds exploit differences between spot market & derivatives market. These funds enjoy tax benefit of Equity funds wile giving returns similar to Interest rates.

 Annualised Return (in %)
Arbitrage Funds1 Yr2 Yr3 Yr5 Yr
ICICI Pru Eqty-Arbitrage-Direct (G)
Kotak Equity Arbitrage – Direct (G)
Reliance Arbitrage Adv.- Direct (G)
ABSL Enhanced Arbit.-Direct (G)
IDFC Arbitrage Fund – Direct (G)6.46.677.9
As on 26-Jan-2018Complied by


Note that if you invest in DIRECT plan for above funds, you will get higher returns approx 0.5%

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  1. i have to invest 250000 in mf for 10 years. which is best fund for me.

    • It is better to invest in MF systematically on a monthly basis . It helps to average the cost.

      You can consider investing in following Mutual funds

      UTI Equity Fund (G)
      ICICI Pru Focused Bluechip Eqty (G)

      Birla Sun Life MNC Fund (G)
      SBI Small & Midcap Fund (G)
      Can Robeco Emerg-Equities (G)

      UTI MNC Fund (G)
      Reliance Equity Oppor – RP (G)

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