Mutual Funds: Systematic Investment Plan Decoded

A Systematic Investing Plan (SIP) in a mutual fund scheme is the answer to preventing the pitfalls of equity investment and still enjoying high returns.

Disciplined investing: For any investor, discipline is crucial to ensure investing success. Through an SIP, an investor can choose to invest fixed amounts in a mutual fund scheme, which could be as low as Rs 500 at regular intervals, such as every month for a chosen period (say, for a year).

The amount an investor invests every month or every quarter will be used to purchase units of a SIP of a mutual fund scheme. Small amounts set aside every month towards well-performing SIP mutual fund schemes can help an investor achieve their respective financial goals in the future.

Here’s a look at a few of the benefits that an investor can expect by opting for the SIP facility in mutual funds:

Invest in instruments that beat inflation: Equity investing can help an investor combat rising inflation that diminishes the value of savings.

SIP over a longer period can reduce the cost per unit: An investment of Rs 24,000 in a mutual fund resulted in a value of Rs 25,200 after 12 months, whereas a SIP mutual fund investment of Rs 2,000 per month can grow up to Rs 27,095 after the same period.

Fewer efforts to opt for SIP: The procedure to invest through SIP is quite easy. All one needs to do is give post-dated cheques or opt for an auto-debit facility of a specific amount towards SIP from a bank account. SIP plans are completely flexible. One can invest for a minimum of six months or a long tenure.

Also, an investor has the option of choosing the investment interval; this could be monthly or quarterly.

In the case of a rank beginner, it is suggested to seek advice from a professional financial advisor before starting the SIP facility in a mutual funds scheme.

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