If I Start A Sip of Rs.10,000 per Month, How Much Will I Get after 20 Years?

Oct 11, 2018 10:45 IST 6715 views

Systematic investment plans have the potential to create big wealth over time. There are 3 basic principles that work in favor of a SIP:

  • The earlier you start investing money, the more you earn returns and therefore the more your returns will earn returns. In financial parlance, this is called the Power of Compounding.
  • Time plays a bigger role in a SIP than the timing. That is why early contributions are more valuable in a SIP. That also explains why a regular SIP has a better wealth ratio than a step-up SIP.
  • To get the benefit of the Power of Compounding, the investor needs to remember two things. Firstly, they need to leverage the power of equities through diversified equity funds. Secondly, they need to ensure reinvestment of returns via growth plans.

Can A Small Sip of Rs.10,000 Make a Big Difference?

That could be your most standard refrain. How much difference can a SIP of Rs10,000 per month make to your wealth? The answer is that it can make a big difference if the investment is continued for a long time with discipline and in growth assets like equities. The question is, how much? Consider the table below.

Particulars

Conservative Plan

Balanced Plan

Diversified Plan

Aggressive Plan

Monthly SIP

Rs.10,000

Rs.10,000

Rs.10,000

Rs.10,000

Tenure of SIP

20 Years

20 Years

20 Years

20 Years

Indicative Returns

10%

12%

14%

17%

Risk Level

12%

15%

20%

35%

Total Outlay         

Rs. 24 lakhs

Rs. 24 lakhs

Rs. 24 lakhs

Rs. 24 lakhs

Investment Value

Rs.76.57 lakhs

Rs.99.91 lakhs

Rs.131.63 lakhs

Rs.202.29 lakhs

Wealth Ratio

3.19 times

4.16 times

5.48 times

8.43 times

As can be seen from the above table, the SIP of Rs.10,000 can grow into a sizable sum over 20 years depending on the asset class that you choose to invest in. Being a long-term (20 years is a fairly long time) investment, you can avoid the conservative plan altogether. That is not putting your money to good use. What about the aggressive plan? These are typically plans that have a high concentration risk, e.g. sectoral funds and thematic funds. The only problem is that the risk level (35%) is too high and you cannot afford to compromise your long-term wealth creation.

Your best choice in the above case will be the Diversified Plan for 3 key reasons. Firstly, since the fund is diversified, there is an inbuilt risk management mechanism in the fund. This reduces your overall risk. Secondly, in terms of risk-adjusted return, the diversified fund offers you a better choice compared to the others. While the aggressive plan is better on returns, it is worse off in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Lastly, the diversified plan gives you the best combination of beta and alpha. That means; you get the benefit of market index returns and also get the added returns through stock selection.

But, What Can I Do with Rs.1.31 Crore at the End of 20 Years?

Getting a corpus of Rs.1.31 crore at the end of 20 years is one side of the story. The bigger question is what can you do with that? Let us assume that you are currently 30 years old and at the end of 20 years you will still have another 10 years to go for retirement. Here is what you can possibly do with Rs.1.31 crore.

  • You can invest the amount as a lump-sum in an equity fund and let the corpus growth for another 10 years. Even assuming that you invest it in an equity fund earning around 15%, you will have a corpus of Rs.4.88 crore when you retire. You can surely do a lot with that money. In fact, that money can actually become the base for your retirement.
  • There is another alternative that you can explore. Let us assume that you are expecting increased expenses between the ages of 50 and 60 as you need to pay for your children's college. You can convert this corpus of Rs.1.31 crore into a regular income paying SWP. You can invest the money in a debt fund and structure an SWP around it.

Year

Opening Balance

Return on Debt Fund

Investment Value

Annual Withdrawal

Closing Balance

1

 131,63,000

   10,53,040

142,16,040

19,61,000

122,55,040

2

122,55,040

9,80,403

132,35,443

19,61,000

112,74,443

3

112,74,443

9,01,955

121,76,399

19,61,000

102,15,399

4

102,15,399

8,17,232

110,32,631

19,61,000

90,71,631

5

90,71,631

7,25,730

97,97,361

19,61,000

78,36,361

6

78,36,361

6,26,909

84,63,270

19,61,000

65,02,270

7

65,02,270

5,20,182

70,22,451

19,61,000

50,61,451

8

50,61,451

4,04,916

54,66,368

19,61,000

35,05,368

9

35,05,368

2,80,429

37,85,797

19,61,000

18,24,797

10

18,24,797

1,45,984

19,70,781

19,61,000

9,781

The above SWP can be structured to pay you a monthly of income Rs.1,63,417 (Rs.19.61 lakh / 12) for the 10 years to your retirement. That is surely something!

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