There is always a question .. Whether SIP is better than one-time investments?. Was going through one of the personal finance magazines. They had published a list of top performing MFs.
The data shows return from these funds on SIP basis and one-time basis. Please check the chart yourself to figure out the returns from SIP investment.
There is considerable difference in returns from SIP and direct investment. This may not be the case always. But , it proves a point that the concept of cost averaging works out in favour of investor during volatility.