What is SIP?

Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a facility offered by Mutual Funds which enables investors to invest a fixed amount at a specified interval into a particular fund.

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  • Investment amount: `5,000 p.m.
  • Investment period: Age 25– Age 35
  • Continues to hold the investment till the age of 60
10 years
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  • Investment amount:`15,000 p.m.
  • Investment period: Age 40– Age 60
20 years
Total investmentsInvestment value @ 60 years

Investing at different stages

Consider the following scenario wherein `5,000 is invested every month till the age of 60 years.

Even a delay of 5 years in Investments can reduce wealth considerably

The above calculation is an example only for illustration purposes, purely to explain the effect of compounding on investments over a long term.
The growth rate of the investment is assumed at 12%. Please note the growth rate mentioned above is purely for illustration purposes only & shall not be construed as indicative yields/returns of any of the Schemes of Canara Robeco Mutual Fund

  • Helps to achieve financial goals

    Long-term financial goals can be achieved by planning and breaking down the goals into smaller and regular investments.

  • Develop financial discipline

    SIP is about investing a fixed amount on a fixed date of each month. This inculcates financial discipline making investors invest a fixed amount consistently at regular intervals. By starting early, even with a small amount, sizeable corpus can be built over a period of time to achieve the financial goals.

  • Power of compounding

    Every investment made via SIP attracts returns and grows. The returns generated on the next instalment will be calculated on the previous instalments and the returns on the previous instalments. This has a snowball impact on our small investments thereby helps us generate wealth over long term.

  • Guilt free spending

    When the investments for the financial goals are done at the start of the month through SIP, then the rest of the money can be spent as per the wants and there won’t be guilt of not utilizing or saving the money at the end of the month.

  • Imparts convenience

    Investing through the SIP route can be done with a small amount as well; as little as ₹500 each month. SIP investments are usually auto debited from investors’ account on a specified date. With an increase in income, the amount of SIP opted for could be increased at any time.

  • Benefit from rupee cost averaging

    Markets are volatile Taking the SIP route helps to average purchase cost and maximize returns. When markets are high, investments grow in value, however when markets are low, SIP helps accumulating more number of units. This averages out the purchase cost of the mutual fund units.

  • No need for timing the market

    There is always a dilemma that if it is a right time to invest or not. As no one can predict market movements, investing through SIP solves this problem. Investing through SIP does not immune the investments from market volatility, but it frees from the worry of timing the markets. SIPs offer freedom from being on the constant look out for opportunities to time the market.

How SIP works?

In an SIP by investing a fixed amount at regular interval, you can take advantage of the market volatility. By investing at different NAVs the average cost per unit comes down. This is also known as Rupee Cost Averaging.

Regular investment (`) Unit price (`) Units acquired
2000 10 200
2000 9.7 206.19
2000 9.97 200.60
2000 10.07 198.61
2000 10.12 197.63
  • Total investment = `10,000
  • Total units purchased = 1003.03
  • Average cost price = `9.97

By opting for SIP, investor would have 1003 units at an average price of `9.97. Had the investor opted for lump sum investment of `10,000, investor would have got 1000 units at `10. SIP enables one to invest across market cycles thus bringing the cost price down, which contributes to the returns on investment.

The above example is only for illustration purposes. It should not at any point of time be construed to be an invitation to the public for subscribing to the units of Canara Robeco Mutual Fund Scheme.

Why invest systematically?

Investors tend to contemplate whether to invest right now or postpone the investment. Well, there is no way to predict in which direction the markets will move or whether the investment is made on the best or the worst day. The below chart shows how staying invested for all days is beneficial than timing the markets:


Instead of timing the market, spend time in market

Disclaimer: The information used towards formulating the table has been obtained from sources published by third parties. While such publications are believed to be reliable, however, neither the AMC, its officers, the trustees, the Fund nor any of their affiliates or representatives assume any responsibility for the accuracy of such information.

Subject to current Tax laws. For personal tax implication investors are requested to consult their tax advisors before investing.

Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.