If time’s on your side, don’t time the market
Market volatility has little effect on returns of long-term investments, which are more than 10 years
Last year, inflows into equity markets continued despite a correction, due to optimistic expectations and sentiment. This tapered off only after January 2016 as one- and two-year returns turned negative. Earlier as well, inflows into equity markets were high closer to market peaks. According to data from the Association of Mutual Funds of India (Amfi), the highest ever monthly inflows into equity mutual funds was in January 2008, a period when the equity market touched an all time high till then.
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