Mutual Funds are diversification in action & hence do not rely on the performance of a single entity.
You can invest in a Mutual Fund with as little as Rs 500,salaried individuals also have the option of investing a little every month in SIP- Systematic Investment Plan
As an investor you get updates on the value of your units, information on specific investments made by the mutual fund & the fund manager’s strategy & outlook.
Should you need your money at short notice, you can usually get in 4 working days.
A mutual fund by the sheer scale of its investments is able to carry out cost-effective brokerage transactions.
Over the years, tax policies on Mutual funds have been favorable to investors & continue to be so.
A mutual fund in India is registered with the SEBI which also monitors the operations of Mutual Funds to protect your interests.