Unit Trust is one of common investment options used to meet financial goals. It is common for average investor which don’t have great knowledge to invest other high risk investment.
I’m one of them and I want to invest in some of Unit Trust available. There’s many advantage investing in unit trust but there’s rules to follow such as :-
> Do your homework
Make an effort to comprehend the fund fact sheets before finalising your selection. At the least, make time to understand the underlying asset type – whether it is equity, bond or hybrid – to match your financial goals. If you have a pool of cash meant for the downpayment of a car in 6 months’ time, an equity fund may not be the best option.
> Never buy a fund just because it looks good
Never pick a fund just because the chart in fund fact sheet reveals a strong positive growth for the past 10 years. This should NOT be the only determining factor in fund selection as it does not necessarily reflect future performance.
> Patience pays
Don’t expect quick profits as it’s meant for medium- to long- term returns. Here is an analogy to illustrate. Have you ever tried to fill an ice cube tray with fast- flowing water? I’m sure you will observe water flowing out of the tray more than it fills the cubes.
Just when you want to quickly fill the cubes, you are actually spilling water out of the tray. Instead, fill it with slower flowing water and you’ll observe how water easily fills up from one cube to another.
> Invest regularly
Don’t time the market. You should never analyse when is the right time to park your investment. Timing can habitually put you on a roller- coaster ride and very likely, you will end up chasing the market and missing out on opportunities.
The best option is to stay invested at all times by investing regularly. Also, do not succumb to frequent switching in and out of your funds as you may not get it right all the time.
Strengthen the way you manage your funds today.
That’s some tips we need to follow when invest in unit trust. If you have any tips, let’s share with me..
Source :- The Star