Mr . X started to invest through SIP in two proven equity diversified funds last June. He started of with a aim to keep investing for five years. ( a very good long term plan indeed). He was an happy man till Jan'08, as he was seeing his funds growing. Now after the downward run in the stock market, he is thinking whether he should discontinue his SIP. He is not happy because his portfolio has moved into negative territory.
Mr. X should actually be happy for the fall now because he is able to get more units at these lower prices. Instead of stopping- a better strategy would be increase the SIP , if possible. The amount you SIP in equity MF during bearish phases would yield more returns when the market turns around.
Don't stop your SIP , if you are baffled by the downturn!!!