Sometimes in the investment world you are going to make good decisions and sometimes you are going to make bad decisions. However, there is one thing that is certain. The higher your level of knowledge on a particular topic, the lower your risk of making a bad decision.

Consequently, it is beneficial to spend some time studying and learning a variety of investment strategies first, to work out which strategies suit your personality, your current financial capabilities, your desired outcome and your time horizon.

When considering what you should have in an investment portfolio, it is first important to understand what investment opportunities might be available to you. Let’s have a look at some of these in broad terms so that we can understand the characteristics of each investment type.

We always recommend that you seek professional advice as this blog is for general information only