Recent data on systematic investment plans (SIPs) show monthly flows growing above ₹12,000 crore. Despite this constant surge in SIP flows, mutual funds (MFs) as an investment avenue have a long way to go, even if it is one of the best avenues to invest for all financial goals. In fact, many investors are yet to begin their investment journey in MFs.
To satisfy personal goals. Goals can be different for different people depending on the risk appetite. Example of goals could be building a pension corpus for retirement investing, to generate income through profits to buy real estate in some years etc. Hence, a broad spectrum exists with trading on one side and investing on other side. Even inside investing, there can be several strategies based on risk tolerance level of individual investor.
While your dreams should not have any limits, you must differentiate your goal from your dreams. We all want to be rich, live a luxurious life, and buy everything we wish to have without any financial stress. However, you need to understand that your dreams are not your goals. While being rich and living a luxurious life can be a dream, it cannot be your financial goal.
A few days back, there was an article in this newspaper highlighting that equity mutual fund inflows have seen the ‘highest inflows in 4 months’. Net inflows in these funds had hit a low of Rs 2,258 crore in November 2022 but rose sharply in December to Rs 7,303 crore and Rs 12,546 crore in January. Over the last 12 months, the high was Rs 28,463 crore in March, and the low was the November figure above.