What is an Systematic Investment Plan

An SIP, or Systematic Investment Plan, is an investment method by which mutual funds allow their investors to invest in a disciplined / systematic manner. By using the SIP facility, an investor can invest a fixed amount of money at predetermined intervals in a mutual fund scheme. The instalment amount can be as low as Rs.100, while the pre-defined SIP intervals can be daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly. Investing in SIP can be a time-bound manner and may provide an opportunity for investors to build their investment over the long term due to the power of compounding and average costing.

Frequency under SIP FacilityMinimum InstallmentsMinimum SIP amount
Daily6 InstallmentsRs. 100/- and in multiple of Re. 1/-
Weekly6 InstallmentsRs. 100/- and in multiple of Re. 1/-
Monthly6 InstallmentsRs. 100/- and in multiple of Re. 1/-
Yearly3 InstallmentsRs. 12,000/- and in multiple of Re. 1/-

Benefits and Features of SIP

Benefits and Features of SIP


Rather than timing the market, Investors can create a disciplined and organised investing process using a systematic investment plan. SIP allows investors to invest a fixed amount at regular intervals. The SIPs can be set up on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis depending on the scheme.

  • Disciplined


  • Rupee Cost Averaging

    Rupee Cost Averaging

  • Flexible Tenure

    Flexible Tenure

  • Small Payments

    Small Payments

  • Convenience


  • Power of Compounding

    Power of Compounding

  • Provides Flexibility of Investment Amount

    Provides Flexibility of Investment Amount

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Disclaimer: The calculator alone is not sufficient and shouldn't be used for the development or implementation of an investment strategy. This tool is created to explain basic financial / investment related concepts to investors. The tool is created for helping the investor take an informed decision and is not an investment process in itself. Mutual Fund does not provide guaranteed returns. Investors are advised to seek professional advice from financial, tax and legal advisor before investing.

Power of starting SIP early

Starting an SIP early in one’s career can be a strategic move. It allows the individual to accumulate a larger corpus over time due to the power of compounding. This approach also encourages disciplined investing, as a fixed amount is invested at regular intervals. Moreover, it can help in mitigating the impact of market volatility, as more units are purchased when prices are low and fewer units when prices are high. This strategy, known as rupee cost averaging, can be effective over the long term. Remember, the key to successful investing is not timing the market, but time spent in the market.

Let's consider an example of two friends, Amit and Ravi. Both were software engineers and earned a decent salary.

Amit started investing in the Sensex index at the age of 25 (04-04-1979) till 01-02-2024. Each month, he invested ₹5000, making a total investment of ₹26,80,000. By the time he stopped investing, the return he received was a staggering ₹ 20,75,17,690.

On the other hand, Ravi started investing at the age of 35 (03-04-1989) till 01-02-2024 in the Sensex index. He made the same monthly investment as Amit, but his total investment was ₹20,80,000. The return he received was ₹3,16,41,127.

Even though the difference in their total investment was just ₹6,00,000, the difference in their returns was a massive ₹ 17,58,76,563! This demonstrates the power of starting SIP early. It wasn't about timing the market, but time spent in the market. The earlier they started, the more time their investments had to grow. This example clearly shows that the power of compounding can lead to significant wealth creation over the long term. The key is to start investing early and stay invested.

Start your SIP today and take advantage of the potential benefits of compounding.

Goal based SIP investment

Goal-based SIP investment is a strategic approach where an individual aligns their investment with specific financial objectives. Whether it’s buying a house, funding higher education, or planning for retirement, goal-based investing can be an effective strategy. By determining the amount needed and the time horizon for each goal, one can decide the amount to be invested in the SIP. This method encourages disciplined and regular investing, which may contribute to an increase in the value of your investment over time. However, it’s important to note that all investments carry a level of risk and the value of investments can fluctuate. Always seek advice from a financial advisor before making investment decisions.

In essence, our Axis Mutual fund goal planning and tracking feature is not just the enhancement, it is a transformative shift towards more strategic, informed, tailored tools that help you towards holistic investment.

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A Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) is a method of investing in mutual funds that allows you to invest a fixed amount regularly, at frequent intervals. This disciplined approach helps accumulate a substantial corpus for the future. Mutual fund schemes are investment products that pool money from many investors to invest in a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, and other securities basis their asset allocations. SIP is not a type of mutual fund scheme, but a way to invest in them.

The power of compounding refers to the potential for your investment to increase in value as earnings, both capital gains and interest, accumulate. This could potentially result in an increase / decrease in the value of your investment over time varying basis the market scenarios.

Power of compounding, Rupee cost averaging, flexibility and disciplined investing are some of the benefits of SIP investment.

SIP is important as it promotes disciplined investing and mitigates the impact of market volatility.

The SIP method involves investing a fixed amount at a defined time interval. The investor can invest hassle-free and without having to time the market.

If you miss an instalment of your SIP, there is no penalty; however, if you miss three consecutive instalments, your SIP will be cancelled.

The top-up SIP facility allows investors to increase SIP installations by a fixed amount at predetermined intervals.
For example, let's say you start a Step-up SIP with an initial monthly investment of ₹5000 and decide to increase it by ₹1000 every year. In the first year, your monthly SIP would be ₹5000. In the second year, it would increase to ₹6000 per month, in the third year to ₹7000 per month, and so on. This allows you to gradually increase your investment as your income grows.

A SIP involves regular fixed investments, while a Step-up SIP allows increasing the investment amount periodically. This can potentially lead to a larger corpus. However, consult a financial advisor as investments can fluctuate.

The minimum amount to invest in an SIP can vary depending on the mutual fund house, but it's often as low as ₹100.

Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) are not guaranteed to be safe as they depend on market performance. However, features like rupee cost averaging can help mitigate risks. Like all investments, they should be chosen carefully.

There are several types of SIPs available:

1. Regular SIP: This is the most common type where you invest a fixed amount in a mutual fund scheme regularly at fixed intervals.
2. Top-up SIP: This type allows you to increase the SIP amount periodically.

An SIP calculator is a tool that helps investor to estimate their expected returns of investing through SIP. However, SIP Calculators are just a tool, the actual returns may vary.

The amount you can invest in an SIP can vary widely, depending on your financial goals and capacity. There’s often no upper limit.

The maximum tenure of an SIP can vary, but it can often be as long as 10 to 15 years, or even more. However, the actual tenure depends on the mutual fund house and the investor’s financial goals.

No, SIPs are not limited to equity mutual funds. They can also be used for investing in other types of mutual funds like debt funds, balanced funds, etc. However, the choice of fund should align with your financial goals and risk tolerance.

Yes, many mutual fund houses allow investors to pause their SIP investments for a certain period. However, the specific terms and conditions can vary. The Investor may refer to the scheme information document for information in this regard.

Yes, SIPs can be used for long-term investments for up to 40 years w.e.f. 01/04/2024. The duration of the SIP can be chosen based on your financial goals.

Yes, many mutual fund houses and financial platforms allow you to buy SIP plans online.

Disclaimer -
Statutory Details:  Axis Mutual Fund has been established as a Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, sponsored by Axis Bank Ltd. (liability restricted to ₹ 1 Lakh). Mutual Fund Trustee Ltd.
Investment Manager: Axis Asset Management Co. Ltd. (the AMC).Risk Factors: Axis Bank Ltd. is not liable or responsible for any loss or shortfall resulting from the operation of the scheme.
Mutual Fund Investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.