What is SIP in mutual funds? What are benefits of SIP investment?

  • SIP stands for Systematic Investment Plan, a quite popular term you shall hear in any discussion on investing in mutual funds. In fact, SIP in mutual funds has gained a lot of traction in the past few years that people are curious to know all about it.
    So, if you wish to invest small but regular amounts in a mutual funds scheme, SIP is the common way to do it. You can invest a fixed amount of your choice and set a specific date for investing your money monthly, bi-monthly or fortnightly.

    What are benefits of SIP investments or investing in SIP in mutual funds?

    • You can start regular investments even with a nominal amount like Rs.500-Rs.1000 as well. You don't have to worry of having a lumpsum to invest. Small but regular initial investments anyways help to accumulate a good corpus.
    • A financially disciplined life with regular savings and long term investment planning.
    • Explore better returns as compared to traditional alternatives. But, this is subject to market risks.
    • Earn through power of compounding and grow your money in a systematic manner.
    • You can also modify SIP amount on a periodic basis as per your convenience.
      If you are looking for disciplined investment options, starting an SIP might prove fruitful in the long run.

  • Mutual Funds is a popular investment option in India. Yes, I agree with the fact that small and regular investments are made by the SIP. You must have a good knowledge of this useful tool if you are a mutual fund investor. Thanks for posting this info folk!

  • @harleen SIP seems to be a disciplined way of investing. Nicely explained! We can start smaller amounts of SIP as per our convenience. This sounds very interesting. There is scope to earn better returns also as compared to other investment options like PPF or post office saving schemes.

  • Hi Kirti, Yes, SIP is surely a disciplined way of investing especially for the ones who wish to invest small amounts regularly. Traditional investment options are losing attractiveness since they are not giving requisite returns. So, people are looking for other ways of investing and earning better.

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