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What is a SIP (Systematic Investment Plan)?

A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is an investment strategy that allows you to invest a fixed amount regularly in mutual funds. SIPs offer a disciplined approach to investing, where you commit to investing a certain amount at regular intervals. It could be monthly or quarterly or even daily. 

These investments are then used to purchase units of a chosen mutual fund scheme at prevailing market prices. SIPs offer the advantage of rupee cost averaging, as you buy more units when prices are low and fewer units when prices are high, potentially reducing the impact of market volatility on their investments.

Which is the right date for SIPs?

The optimal timing for SIP investments is a matter of personal preference and investment goals. Since SIPs focus on long-term wealth accumulation, you should prioritise consistency and discipline over trying to time the market. By investing regularly regardless of market conditions, you can benefit from the power of compounding and potentially achieve your financial objectives over time.

Types of  SIPs

SIPs come in various structures to suit different investor preferences and risk appetites. Some mutual fund companies offer flexible SIP options, allowing investors to periodically increase or decrease their investment amounts. Additionally, SIPs with specific goals such as retirement planning or children's education offer tailored investment solutions to meet specific financial objectives. Investors can choose the SIP structure that aligns with their investment goals and risk tolerance to create a customised investment strategy.

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