Maximise gain from market fall with value-averaging plan: Experts

The plain-vanilla SIP, however, is simple and doesn't require a lump sum

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The investor puts his money in an overnight fund and the appropriate amount gets invested each month in the target fund

Sanjay Kumar Singh
Mutual fund (MF) investors are often unable to derive the full benefit of the returns their funds generate owing to their behavioural biases. Many of them enter the markets amid a bull run, when valuations are expensive, because of the FOMO (fear of missing out) factor. When the markets inevitably correct and stay low for some time, they turn fearful and despondent, and ultimately exit. A recent Morningstar study says equity investors have earned between 2.17 and 21.8 percentage points less over five-year spans across different equity fund categories due to their tendency to enter and exit at the wrong

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First Published: Oct 17 2022 | 8:13 PM IST

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