Do you know why many investors miss their goals so miserably?
There are mainly three reasons:
Wealth accumulation happens only when you invest regularly, choose right investment avenues and have patience until your investments bear fruits.
Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) offered by mutual funds can help you grow money without doing anything extraordinary.
Thankfully, many investors have realised the benefits of investing in equity oriented mutual funds through SIPs.
According to the Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI), monthly SIP collections of the mutual fund industry grew 109%—from Rs 3,698 crore in September 2016 to Rs 7,727 crore in September 2018.
But this success hasn’t been unblemished.
Given the tough market conditions we are facing of late, many novice investors (and some experienced ones too) have started discontinuing their SIPs.
If you discontinue your SIPs when markets are falling, you are denying yourself an opportunity to accumulate more units of a mutual fund scheme at lower average prices.
It’s a no-brainer: more the units you accumulate, the higher would be the value of your investments when markets recover.
Going by the historical evidence, markets are driven by the sentiments in the short-term and by the fundamentals in the long run. Unless you have invested in mediocre mutual fund schemes which won’t sustain the market downturn, you need not worry.
Traits of silly simpletons:
In short, those who discontinue SIPs abruptly demonstrate all traits of investors who fail to create long-term wealth.
You may think about discontinuing SIPs if:
Do you break out in a cold sweat watching choppy markets?
Speak to our financial expert for clarity. Stopping SIP isn’t a solution to beat your fear.
It will only put your financial goals in peril.
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