When an investor chooses to invest a fixed amount periodically in a certain fund that is known as SIP. Investments can be monthly or Quarterly. A few Fund houses also accept daily and weekly SIP’s. Hence, SIP is not an investment, it’s a mode of investment.
SIP is a great enabler and SIP is a smart & hassle-free mechanism for investing in Mutual Funds. It disciplines investors to invest a fixed, pre-determined amount.
SIP not only helps you build wealth but also instills the habit of savings. In short, SIP is a simple and smart way of investing in mutual funds. Minimizing risk and creating wealth.
When you start a SIP investment, your money is invested into a specific mutual fund scheme (decided by you) and gets auto-debited from your bank account. In return, a certain number of units are allotted to the SIP investor. A number of units are based on the current market rate (known as the net asset value or NAV) on the date of the investment.
Each time a debit takes place from the investors bank account, additional units of the mutual fund scheme are purchased ( at the prevailing rates) and credited to the investors mutual fund account (also called a folio number). This is where SIP is magical. It enables investors to buy at all market levels hence averaging smartly. This is exactly why SIP has gained prominence the world over. As it helps in rupee cost averaging. If the markets are down a SIP investor automatically ends up buying more units and vice versa. This feature of SIP creates exceptional wealth in the long run. In fact, steeper the downturn, better are the returns. Though Simple, but SIP is a very powerful concept.
|Scheme (Returns as on Jul 18, 2018)||6 Months||1 Year||2 Years||3 Years||5 Years|
|IDFC Focused Equity - Regular (G)||-4.3%||8.2%||20.6%||11.2%||15.0%|
|L&T India Large Cap Fund (G)||-1.5%||6.6%||19.8%||13.7%||31.9%|
|Principal Dividend Yield (G)||-5.3%||10.9%||19.1%||12.4%||17.6%|
|Edelweiss Large & Mid Cap (G)||-1.0%||13.5%||15.0%||9.6%||17.1%|
|Invesco Growth Opportunities Fund (G)||-0.4%||12.3%||17.2%||10.6%||18.9%|
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