How to Make Monthly Withdrawals From Your MF Investment Corpus

Posted On Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020


Yes. It may sound too good to be true.But it is possible to create a regular, predefined withdrawals from mutual fund investments.You may be aware of SIPs.Investing in mutual funds through systematic investment plan (SIP) has become quite popular over the last few years.‘Systematic Investment Plan’ is usually favored for its systematic approach to investing.All an investor needs to do with an SIP is invest a fixed sum of money over time, with an objective to build a corpus.Yes, the SIP in some cases has become almost synonymous with Mutual Funds.But this article is not about SIPs.

In today’s letter, we reveal a lesser known mutual fund withdrawal strategy.The ‘Systematic Withdrawal Plan’.Think of it as something that is just the opposite of SIP.Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) is a facility offered by mutual funds which provides investors with a specific amount of payout at a pre-determined time intervals, like monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or annually.In other words, it can give you a pre-defined cash flow, or “withdrawal”, each month.If you invest regularly and build a corpus that is.With SWP investors get the option to withdraw a fixed sum of money from a fund at regular intervals, after investing a lump sum amount firstly in the fund.Simply put, through SWP, an investor invests a corpus first to withdraw a fixed monthly amount later.If you are a retired person or a senior citizen for example, who is looking for a fixed flow of withdrawal and want to get a monthly amount for daily expenses, this is a great strategy.

That’s great! How do I benefit from an SWP?

The first step is to build a comfortable corpus earmarked to realize your financial goal.

Be it retirement, your child’s education or any other goal it all begins with chalking out a plan of action.

Here are some useful resources on how to build an investment corpus using mutual funds:

✔ Using a Mutual Fund SIP to build a corpus systematically is an excellent and widely popular strategy. Understand how to manage a SIP here...

✔ Start investing as early as possible, and continue to invest as much as possible leading up towards the end of your investment term.

✔ Diversify your portfolio to gain the maximum benefits from the markets.

✔ Protect your portfolio from market movements over the years leading up to the end of your investment term.

✔ Follow some time-tested methods to invest in a disciplined manner.

How does SWP compare with other monthly payout options?

Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) is a facility that is provided by mutual funds to let investors obtain a fixed withdrawal regardless of market situations.

SWPs are also tax-efficient.

Each withdrawal made through an SWP is considered to be a combination of capital and income. Tax is only payable on the income component and not the capital component.

So the next time you are trying to create a reliable withdrawal stream look beyond the obvious.

Editor's note: To know more about SIPs, SWPs or any other investment facilities write to us at [email protected]
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