This is where an investor has a lump sum amount to invest into a unit trust fund. Over a period of time, the value of initial investment may increase as income may be earned by the fund, or may decrease as the market value of the underlying assets of the unit trust fund may fall.
An investor may invest in unit trusts funds by making regular (e.g. monthly or quarterly) investments to their fund. This may be a more disciplined approach to invest in unit trust funds. By making equal and regular contributions over a period of time, this may reduce the impact of market volatility. This is commonly known as dollar cost averaging.
EPF Members Investment Scheme
Investors may also invest into unit trust funds from their EPF Account 1 if he or she is eligible. EPF members can refer to their EPF statement as well as the Basic Savings Table to check their eligibility and quantum of investment allowed.