Regular Savings Plan
- Affordable - begin investing from as little as S$100
- Ability to manage market timing - using Dollar Cost Averaging approach
- Automatic and flexible - can choose a desired calendar date for the investment purchases
"Time in" the market is better than "timing" the market.
In recent times, markets across the world are exhibiting one common trait - volatility. While volatility can be dramatic, it also offers the potential to generate future returns.
Faced with these uncertain market conditions, instead of relying on guesswork to time the market, you can adopt a powerful investment approach: Dollar Cost Averaging. By contributing a fixed amount each month to invest into unit trust, you can buy more units when the prices are low and less when prices are high. Citibank Regular Savings Plan (RSP) adopts this approach which can help to average out the market's peaks and troughs. Over time, with the reduced average cost of investment, it will translate to higher returns when market recovers.
Benefits of Regular Savings Plan (RSP):
All it takes is S$100 to begin investing in Unit Trust^ through Regular Savings Plan (RSP), you could be on your way to achieving your financial goals.
Ability to manage market timing using the concept of Dollar Cost Averaging
Investing a fixed amount on a regular basis helps to average the cost of investment and over time when market moves upwards, you will have the opportunity to gain from it.
Automatic and flexible
Monthly investment orders will be set up and processed automatically. What's more, you can also choose a desired calendar date for the investment purchases.
Diversify your portfolio with Citibank's wide range of unit trusts, managed by some of the most reputable names in fund management.
With a fixed amount invested monthly, more units of the fund that you invest in can be purchased when the price is low and less units of the fund will be purchased when the price is high. As a result, you may have purchased more units and the average cost per unit is lower. Over time, it will translate to higher returns when market recovers.
This is an investment strategy that may allow you to benefit from the volatile market.
Here is an illustration of how Dollar Cost Averaging works:
|Month||Fund Price (SGD)||Scenario 1 Lump Sum Investment||Scenario 2 Monthly Investment|
|Amount Invested (SGD)||No.of units Purchased||Amount Invested (SGD)||No.of units Purchased|
|Total Purchased = 935||Total Units Purchased = 1,030|
Portfolio Value as of December:
Capital Gain of S$267.20 (S$12,267.20-S$12,000)
Portfolio Value as of December:
Capital Gain of S$1,513.60 (S$13,513.60-S$12,000)
The hypothetical profit in the above 2 scenarios is meant for illustrative purposes only. The scenarios shown above have no reference to historical data and are not actual or indicative of future performance.
Citibank offers investors a wide variety of investment strategies and mutual funds managed by major asset management companies across the globe . In an increasingly broad and complex universe, selecting a manager means identifying the investment expertise for each theme or category, thereby providing our clients access to high quality management teams.
The result of our comprehensive analysis is a list of mutual funds, with more than thirty investment strategies offered by a range of global asset managers. To find out more, please speak to your Personal Banker or Relationship Manager.
Important Notes:Important Notes:
* Regular Savings Plan (RSP) adopts the Dollar Cost Averaging approach, with the initial investment^ amount as low as S$100. This approach will help to average out the market's peaks and troughs. Over time, with the reduced average cost of investment, it will translate to higher returns when market recovers.
^For complete list of unit trusts, please refer to our Personal Bankers or Relationship Managers for details. The listing of securities under the Citibank High Conviction list does not take into account the investment objectives or financial situation of any particular person.
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