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Open-ended Mutual Fund vs Closed-ended Mutual Fund

Difference between Open-ended Mutual Fund and Closed-ended Mutual Fund

Basis of DifferenceOpen-ended Mutual Fund Closed-ended Mutual Fund
ObjectiveTo earn relatively higher returns than
benchmark
Vs
To replicate the performance of the
index the ETF tracks
MeaningAvailable for subscription and
repurchase on a continuous basis on all
working days
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Available for subscription only during a
specified period on their launch
InvestmentAnytime, remain open on all working days
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Either at the time of their launch or
they can buy or sell the units of these
schemes on the stock exchanges where the
units are listed
Fund SizeFluctuates
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Fixed
TransactionTransactions are possible with Mutual
Fund House
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Transactions are possible with Mutual
Fund House (on predefined dates) or
anytime with a stock exchange where the
units are listed
Unit priceNet Asset Value (NAV)
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Quoted price, which may not be same as
NAV
Redemption dateNo predetermined date of redemption
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Predetermined date of redemption - fixed
Lock-in periodNil
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Yes, generally ranging from 3-7 years
BrokerageNo, if transacted directly
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Yes, if transacted through a stock
exchange
Demat AccountNot required
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Mandatory, if transacted through a
stock exchange