Investing in direct stocks can be quite risky. But, even then if you want to have a stake in direct shares then, investing in shares via Mutual Funds can be the best option.
For example, if you want to invest in companies of a particular sector, then here are different sector mutual funds available in the market like Pharmaceutical Funds, Infrastructure Funds, Banking Sector Funds etc.
By investing in these sector funds, your money get invested directly in the companies under the specific sector category.
Also, when you invest in sector funds through SIP (Systematic Investment Plan) i.e, monthly, then you get advantage of investing in every up and down, which results in your returns being averaged out.
In this way, you can invest in stock with minimizing the risks involved.