Mutual funds give small or individual investors access to professionally managed portfolios of equities, bonds and other securities. Each shareholder, therefore, participates proportionally in the gains or losses of the fund. Mutual funds invest in a wide amount of securities, and performance is usually tracked as the change in the total market cap of the fund, derived by aggregating performance of the underlying investments.
A Systematic Investment Plan is an investment vehicle, where an investor makes fixed, regular payments into a mutual fund, to reap the benefits of long-term investing. It helps you gain exposure to your selected asset class through the investment of a small or large amount of money, at fixed intervals and in a disciplined manner.
Make your money work for you by generating earnings which are further reinvested to generate their own earnings. The compounding process ensures that both the capital gains and interest earned from an investment, earn interest, as time passes.
Trump the maxim “buy low, sell high” by automatically adjusting quantity bought against price, in order to average the cost of acquisition over time. Investing a fixed amount in the markets, at regular intervals helps lower the average cost of investment, as one buys more quantity when the price falls, and less quantity when the price rises.
Invest wisely across market cycles, reducing the impact of volatility. Since investments are made at fixed regular intervals, timing the market for appropriate entry levels becomes less important.
Inculcates discipline in the investment process, as the investor is committed to invest a fixed amount of money, at periodic intervals.
SIP as an investment vehicle provides you with the opportunity to invest in mutual funds which are professionally managed by capable investment managers who are committed to manage your money with skill and expertise.
A long term, disciplined and systematic approach to investments can help investors realize their financial goals.