It’s half the year! And the Nifty has already returned more than 16% in 2017. June was however the first negative month in the year, with a -1% return on the Nifty.
And in the process, we also evaluate your returns on 10 years of systematic investing in the Nifty. This doesn’t include dividends so you can add 1% to 2% for actual returns. It turns out we get to just 8% on the Nifty for the last 10 years.
The five year return is better, and three years, not quite so.
Just a data point. Nothing to indicate that the Nifty is a bad thing to invest in over the long term, but you have to note that returns are much lesser than earlier. With lower inflation, adjust your expectations accordingly.