Why you need to invest in Mutual Funds Systematic Investment Plans
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Why you need to invest in Mutual Funds Systematic Investment Plans

Investing in mutual funds through systematic investment plans is the most efficient way to make profit with your investments in mutual funds. Revision and investing conform you investment profile and risk tolerance is the key to success.

Mutual funds are a popular investment instrument and most people choose to invest in mutual funds to reach the highest return on their investments. Mutual funds are safer than investing in stocks, bonds or other assets because you diversify your investments already through investing in one mutual fund. You best invest in mutual funds systematic investment plans because you don’t buy always on peak price and you don’t need much money to start investing.

Investing in mutual funds systematic investment plans is the most efficient way to make profit with your mutual funds. You can already start with $25.00 monthly or even lower and you can diversify in mutual with different investment strategy. For example, you choose to invest $60.00 monthly in mutual funds systematic investment plans. You don’t need to invest this money in one mutual fund; you can spread this in equity funds, bond funds, strategy funds, index funds or any other which you prefer. (For example $20.00 in equity fund A, $20.00 in bond fund A, $20.00 in strategy fund A).

The key to make the highest profit is buying low and selling high. Nobody knows when it is the best time to invest in mutual funds because you never know when a mutual fund reaches its peak price and that is why you best spread your investments in time. If you invest every month a fixed amount in mutual funds systematic investment plans you don’t buy always the same entities because the price of your mutual funds will always go up and down. For example, you invest $100.00 each month in mutual fund A; it is possible you buy 2 entities. It may happen that the price of your mutual fund drops the next month with 10% and you buy more than 2 entities for the same amount. If you follow this strategy; you have more chance you will have more entities in your portfolio after 5 years or even more than you had chosen for a one-time investment in mutual funds.

The financial crisis of 2007 until now, the technology crisis of 2000 and several other stock market crashes learned us that the value of stocks and even bonds can drop quickly. It is not different for mutual funds; you only have the advantage your risk will be limited because there is more diversification. You need to ensure you always invest in mutual funds which are conform your investment profile and your risk tolerance. It is best you don’t buy only one mutual fund which invests in one sector and you best spread your investments in mutual funds in these which invest in stocks and bonds.

Every bank offers systematic investment plans in mutual funds but there are differences in these plans. There are systematic investment plans in mutual funds where you need to save monthly, every three months or other time intervals for several years. You need to ensure you are be able to invest until the end date of your systematic plan in mutual funds. Flexibility is also an important factor; some investment plans allow you can switch from equity mutual funds to bond funds without changing from systematic investment plans. These systematic investment plans in mutual funds where you can always switch your risk profile are often the best choice for investors.

It may happen your investment in mutual funds are not conform your investment profile and risk tolerance anymore and you can easily switch to more risky or to safer mutual funds. For example, you started with an investment plan where you invest monthly $50.00 in equity mutual funds and $50.00 in bond funds. After some time, you notice that you have 75% invested in equity mutual funds because the value of these mutual funds has increased faster than these in bond funds. It may be useful to switch the 25% of equity mutual funds you have more now into bond funds. The importance of revision may never be ignored and it is best to check before you invest in mutual funds systematic investment plans that you have this flexibility.

Every bank tries to sell mutual funds systematic investment plans but you need to ensure if these are conform your investment profile and risk tolerance. Flexibility is an important factor and it can also be wise to make your own mutual funds systematic investment plans. You can always in mutual funds for a low amount and you can check month by month which mutual funds you buy. During a recession; it may be useful to invest more in equity funds because you buy more entities for a lower price. You don’t have this flexibility if you sign a contract by your bank and invest systematic in mutual funds according your contract. Most of these contracts are for a certain period and you can’t sell your investment in mutual funds before your contract ends.

Investing in mutual funds systematic investment plans is the most efficient way to make profit with your investments in mutual funds. Revision and investing conform you investment profile and risk tolerance is the key to success. 

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Comments (9)

Helpful and informative investment tips. Thank you for sharing.

Very informative article. I had to write lots of articles when ghostwriting about mutual funds. I wish I had known you then, I might have picked your brain...lol.

I did this SIP plan for my son when he was born. Over the last 5 years its grown into quite a tidy sum, despite the economic slowdown.

Watch for unsually high fees and avoid load funds. Jane Bryant Quinn recently recommended that investors sell all their stock and put it in index mutual funds. That has to be the lamest advice I've heard in a while. Yeah, Jane, get rid of all those dividend-paying stocks!

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great tips! just wish I had some spare money to invest.

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