What is the Current Interest Rate on SIP?

SIP is a feature of mutual fund^^ and ULIP plans, which allow you to invest small amounts of money in regular intervals. SIP interest rates for various market linked funds may vary. On average, for large cap equities, a return of 12-18% can be expected whereas from mid-cap equities, a return of 14-17% is expected. However, in the case of a long-term debt-based fund, one can expect a return of 6 – 9 % p.a.

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As SIP allows investors to invest small amounts of money systematically instead of a lump sum, the investment can be done on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Depending on the Net asset Value (NAV) of the funds, the numbers of units are allocated to the investors.

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Fund Name 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
Top 200 Fund Tata AIA 23.15% 27.3%
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Virtue II PNB Metlife 21.78% 23.76%
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Pure Equity Birla Sun Life 18.83% 19.17%
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Growth Opportunities Plus Fund Bharti AXA 17.85% 18.97%
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Pure Stock Fund Bajaj Allianz 17.49% 18.39%
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Blue Chip Fund HDFC Standard 14.09% 14.83%
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Growth Super Fund Max Life 14.38% 15.26%
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Multi Cap Growth Fund ICICI Prudential 15.63% 13.98%
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Equity Fund SBI 14.73% 14.91%
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Growth Plus Fund Canara HSBC Oriental Bank 12.78% 12.27%
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Updated as of Jun 2024

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Fund Name 5 Years 10 Years RSI
Active Fund QUANT 27.80% 23.96%
Large and Mid Cap Fund QUANT 23.27% 22.69%
Flexi Cap Fund PARAG PARIKH 23.90% 20.22%
Large and Mid Cap Fund EDELWEISS 20.32% 18.01%
Equity Opportunities Fund KOTAK 20.22% 18.98%
Large and Midcap Fund MIRAE ASSET 21.11% 24.56%
Flexi Cap Fund PGIM INDIA 21.48% -
Flexi Cap Fund DSP 19.48% 17.73%
Emerging Equities Fund CANARA ROBECO 18.91% 22.92%
Focused fund SUNDARAM 18.22% 16.55%

Updated as of June 2024

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How to Calculate Current Interest Rate on SIP?

SIP is a well-disciplined way to invest and create wealth for the future. Since investments are done in intervals, the impact of market volatility reduces automatically. So, in order to know how a particular fund is performing in the market, one can calculate the return on SIP mutual fund.

However, there is fixed SIP interest rate as investments are made in market-linked instruments whose rate of return fluctuates from time to time.

You can calculate the wealth gained or the return from the monthly SIP investments with the help of an SIP calculator. All you have to do is provide simple details like, your monthly investment amount, investment period, and expected rate of return. Once you have entered this information, the calculator will give you an estimate of the total amount you will have accumulated at the end of the investment tenure. In order to evaluate the performance of SIP scheme as per the SIP interest rate, there are different ways by which the investors can calculate their returns by using SIP Calculator for their investments. Further in this article, we have described some of the ways through which you can calculate return rates in SIP.

Absolute Return or Point to Point Return

Absolute return or point to point return helps to calculate the simple return on the initial investment. In order to calculate the absolute return of the investment, one just needs the current and the initial or the ending Net Asset Value of the scheme. The absolute return can be calculated as well. For example, let’s say the initial Net Asset Value of the fund you invested in is Rs.20 and after 3 years, it is Rs.40, the absolute return comes to 100%.

Absolute return= (Current NAV – Initial NAV)/ Initial NAV X 100

This formula can be used to calculate returns when the holding period is less than 12 months.

Simple Annualized Return- This helps to annualize the return generates in case of less than 12 months of holding period. Simple annualized return can also be termed as effective annual yield. For annualizing the return generated one can use this formula.

((1+ Absolute Rate of Return) ^ (365/Number of Days)) — 1

For example:- Let’s assume the Net Asset Value of Rs20 increases up to Rs.25 in 7 months i.e.210 days. In this case the absolute return is 25% over 7 months.

So, it can be calculated as:

= ((1+ 0.25) ^ (365/210)-1

= 47.38%

Therefore, absolute return as mandated by Security and Exchange Broad of India (SEBI) is calculated in case of the period less than 1 year and in case the period is exactly 1 year, then simple annualized return is shown.


Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

 In case, the time period is more than 1 year then compounded annual growth rate is a much better way to calculate returns. CAGR is basically a number that depicts the growth of investment and how it had generated a steady return. However, in reality the returns may vary from year to year. Therefore, CAGR shows a mean annual growth rate that equalizes out the volatility in return over a period of time.

Compound Annual Growth Rate can be quickly computed using this formula

= (ending- value/ beginning- value)^ (1/number of years)-1*100

In case the holding period is more than one month, then one can use the below mentioned formula to calculate compound annual growth rate.

= (ending – Value/beginning-value) ^ (12/ number of months) — 1*100

Similarly, if you have both net asset value (NAV) of your fund and the number of days, then you can use the formula

= (ending-value/beginning-value) ^ (365/number of days) – 1*100 

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Use XIRR, for Calculating SIP Return- As the SIP interest rates are flexible, the cash outflow and inflow can vary because of irregular intervals and cannot be evenly matched. Through XIRR, one can calculate the internal return rate as well as annualized growth rate for a scheduled cash flow that occurs at irregular intervals.  

As mentioned above, one needs to keep investing in SIP at regular intervals for as long as he/she wants. Long-term investment will be beneficial with the maturity amount upon exit. Depending upon the net asset value of the scheme, the date of SIP is pre-decided and even the amount is also fixed. Under SIP scheme, the investors get certain number of units. Hence, from the day SIP starts, the investors keep accumulating the units till the date of exit.  The total unit is redeemed as the maturity amount, which is also known as the net asset value (NAV) multiplied by total units.

One can use XIRR to calculate the total return one scheme has generated. In order, to calculate XIRR all you need is

  • SIP amount

  • Dates of SIP investments

  • Date of redemption

  • Maturity amount.

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As compared to the lump-sum investment, SIP is more beneficial as the amount is invested in a monthly basis, so there is very less or no negative impact of market volatility. Moreover, SIP funds provide flexibility to the investors as one can create, update or cancel SIP anytime. By comparing the changing SIP interest rates, you can choose the most beneficial scheme according to your own choice.

+For Mutual Fund midcap category Returns https://www.morningstar.in/tools/mutual-fund-category-performance.aspx & for Insurance midcap fund category Returns- https://www.morningstar.in/tools/insurance-fund-category-performance.aspx
*Past 10 Year annualised returns as on 01-12-2023
*All savings are provided by the insurer as per the IRDAI approved insurance plan. Standard T&C Apply
^The tax benefits under Section 80C allow a deduction of up to ₹1.5 lakhs from the taxable income per year and 10(10D) tax benefits are for investments made up to ₹2.5 Lakhs/ year for policies bought after 1 Feb 2021. Tax benefits and savings are subject to changes in tax laws.
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^^The information relating to mutual funds presented in this article is for educational purpose only and is not meant for sale. Investment is subject to market risks and the risk is borne by the investor. Please consult your financial advisor before planning your investments.

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