Monthly Archives: July 2015

Reducing investment risk

Posted on July 1, 2015 by - Investment, News

Choosing a broad spread of instruments in which to invest

If you require your money to provide the potential for capital growth or income, or a combination of both, and provided you are willing to accept an element of risk, pooled investments allow you to invest in a large, professionally managed portfolio of assets with many other investors. As a result of this, the risk is reduced due to the wider spread of investments in the portfolio. (more…)

Why are you building an investment portfolio?

Posted on July 1, 2015 by - Investment, News

Every investor is unique, but everyone faces the same trade-off between risk and reward

The best place to start when you are looking to build a diverse investment portfolio is to ask yourself why you’re building a portfolio. For most of us, the central task is to build a pot of money that involves you, the investor, taking some risk over the long term, at the end of which you will have ideally built up a sizeable portfolio of diversified assets that will last you through to your retirement years. (more…)

Principles of diversification

Posted on July 1, 2015 by - Investment, News

Minimising exposure to volatility and market setbacks
Investing would be easy if markets rose in a straight line. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Over the long term, assets such as shares and bonds have tended to produce positive returns, but there have been several bumps along the way. In any event, past performance of investments cannot be taken as a guide to their future performance. (more…)

Portfolio diversification

Posted on July 1, 2015 by - Investment, News

Managing the risks you are exposed to in order to avoid suffering losses to your capital

Whether you’re planning to start investing your money, or even if you’re already a seasoned investor, it’s crucial to make sure you manage the risks you are exposed to in order to avoid suffering losses to your capital. The key is to build a diverse portfolio with a mix of different investments that makes sense for your attitude to risk. (more…)