Investing should be a long-term activity. And when I say long-term, I mean 20, 30 or 40 years. Really, truly, long-term.
Getting the asset allocation right, to meet your chosen investment goals, is crucial.
But when investing for the long-term, it’s also important to think about what the world might look like in the future and which investment themes are likely to perform well.
What I share in this episode of the podcast is five different investment themes for the next decade and beyond.
These are the long-term investment themes I’ve used in my own portfolio, over and above of course those strategic asset allocation decisions which drive the bulk of returns.
Personal finance news update
-Businesses facing financial difficulty could be allowed to reduce pension benefits for staff, in a move suggested by the government.
-A global study looking into the saving habits of the self-employed revealed that in the UK, many are not taking adequate steps to prepare for their future retirement.
-The North East London Borough of Hackney has seen the steepest growth in house prices in the capital over the past 20 years, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.
-A top official at the Bank of England has admitted it will not be able to forecast the next financial crisis or recession.
-Self-assessment tax receipts and capital gains tax have boosted income to the exchequer, resulting in the lowest government borrowing for January in 17 years.
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