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I have been investing in 2 SIPs (Sbi Small cap and Sbi Magnum equity) Rs 2500 each from 2018. Right now I am 31 years. Now I am planning to start 2 new SIPs of Rs 2500 (making a total of Rs 10,000 in SIPs). My plan is to make a good corpus for my retirement at 60. Kindly suggest 2 more SIPs to invest and whether my current investment is good enough?

Ans: The two schemes that can be considered are:

HDFC Index Fund – Sensex Plan – Growth

UTI Flexi cap Fund – Growth

In 29 years the corpus that can be created by monthly investment of Rs 10,000 will be nearly Rs 4 Crs.

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