Now you know the benefits and advantages of investing in unit trusts, it’s time for you to actually invest in a unit trust. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through the wide variety of ways of investing in unit trusts.
1. Invest online via CIMB Clicks
Conveniently invest online through CIMB Clicks, just be sure to register for a CIMB Clicks account. Login to your account, select ‘Apply & Invest’ and go to ‘Unit Trust’ under the Investments category. Now, you can easily open your CIMB Unit Trust Account to start investing in any unit trust funds of your choice. Not only is it easy, but you will also get access to a personalised Risk Profile. With CIMB Clicks, you can invest anywhere, anytime.
2. Make one time lump sum purchase
A lump sum purchase is when you invest your money, in a lump sum amount, into a unit trust. The initial investment made will then increase over a period of time as the fund earns an income. When you redeem your units, the unit redemption rate will reflect the accumulation and compounding invested capital over the relevant period. The compounding effect over a period of time is what makes the investment into unit trust funds extremely attractive.
3. Regular or monthly investments
You can also invest in unit trusts by making regular, monthly investments to their fund. Commonly known as dollar-cost averaging, this method is when you make regular contributions over a period of time to which the sum accumulated at the end of the period will also increase. This is when the redemption or sale price of the units held shows all the accumulated contributions. It also includes returns generated from the total investments from the initial investment. The same form of savings is also used by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF).
Whether you are a seasoned investor or a newbie learning the art of investing, unit trust investments are suitable for all. Just like any other investments, be sure to research the best unit trust for you to commit to. Eager to find the best-performing unit trusts? Select the right fund for you with our "How do you pick the right unit trust" article!
You can also start investing in unit trust easily via CIMB Clicks! Head on to our Unit Trust page to learn more.