No one ever have time the market correctly. If someone believes that he/she can time the correct, I would say it is nothing but foolish statement. Go with SIP, keep adding drop by drop regularly and see the magic over the period of time.
Start as Early as you can:
Compounding is 8th wonder of world. Investment is not how much you invest; it’s how long you invest. Read Power of Compounding: Investment Magic.
Never underestimate monster Call Inflation:
Inflation is enemy of your money. It eats all your purchasing power. So always keep it in mind and calculate actual return after considering inflation and also taxes.
Each and every investment has its own risk. Keeping all your money in one asset class can lead you to door of big risk. Proper diversification can minimize you overall risk.
Investment is not one time activity. You have to keep monitoring and keep it changing according to goals. You cannot keep under-performing assets for life time expecting turnaround. Give your assets enough time but if still it not match your set goals then you must get rid of it and allocate money to better assets.
You are your Investment manager:
No one in the world understands your need then yourself. People can help you but you only should take your investment decision. Invest only assets in which you understand. I never able to understand how intra-day can be successful business so never did it.
Keep it Simple:
Investment is not rocket science. Keep your investment simple. Investing in too many product and later feel the complexity to manage all could be nightmare to many. Too much diversification is not healthy. Mutual Fund investment can help you to avoid risk and also complexity.
Be Smart. Invest Smartly.