Your money only jiggles (actually, it doesn't even do that)
It doesn't grow...
When lying ideally in your bank account.
So, when does it grow?
It grows when you invest.
It grows with stability when you invest in SIP in Wise. (Keep reading to know why?)
Over the past decade, SIP has become synonymous with mutual fund investing. Such is the popularity of SIPs that even seasoned investors consider it an investment and not a tool to invest in the stock market. Why? Because it allows investors to inculcate a habit of investment without worrying about losing their money to market volatility.
So, let's begin from the beginning...
A systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a method of investing money in a mutual fund of your choice. The setup is such that the money is automatically debited from your bank account periodically.
SIP is closely related to the conventional way of investing as your investments are made in different asset classes, such as equity, gold, debts, and so on, according to the asset allocation structure and investment plan mentioned in the Scheme Information Document.
A disciplined approach to investing, especially in mutual funds, has several benefits, especially in the long run. Regularly investing could become a habit if you include it as part of your monthly household budget and manage your monthly income accordingly.
SIP is popular because it enables small investments over the long run, potentially increasing investors' wealth. The flexibility to invest a sum as small as INR 500 a month makes SIP affordable and provides many first-time investors with the option to experience how investing works.
The illustration assumes a monthly SIP of ₹10,000 every month in a mutual fund (illustration purposes only). The investment is converted into units per the fund's prevailing NAV.
The NAV reflects the index or the market movement on which the fund is based and can go down or up depending on how the market functions.
|Month||NAV (INR)||Number of Units||Cumulative Units|
When you examine closely, you can see that when the NAV is high (likely higher market level), the number of units allotted for the same INR 10,000 SIP is lower than the month when the NAV is low (the market is down). In this manner, the unit cost of your investment gets averaged with the market's highs and lows. This aspect is known as rupee cost averaging and is essential when investing through SIP.
Rather than looking for opportunities to invest in the fund when the market is down, or the NAV is low, by investing through SIPs, you could mitigate the risk of timing the market and staying invested for a more extended period and attaining target goals. By doing this, you can teach the discipline of investing while compounding and growing your money over the long term.
Suppose you are concerned about the inherent risks associated with investing in the stock markets. Why not try Spenny Wise - a no-nonsense investment product? Spenny wise is a peer-2-peer lending instrument where an investor gets up to 10% stable returns (via daily interest payment) at a minimum lock-in period of 7 days. One can start with as low as ₹100, and guess what? We also have a SIP feature for disciplined investing too!
The simplicity of SIP and ease of understanding has the potential to ride over market cycles for disciplined investors to create long-term wealth. Given the upside to SIP investments, make a start, invest in mutual funds through SIPs and work towards realising your financial goals.
Most mutual fund houses have the feature of setting up SIP for your account. Usually, the steps are as follows:
Contact your fund house directly to learn more.
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