Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
When it comes to investing this old saying holds true. To improve the potential for long-term gains and to spread risk, you should vary your investments.
This strategy will help reduce the negative impact of a poor performing economic region or company on your portfolio.
You can choose ‘traditional’ asset classes for example, cash, equities or shares and bonds. Or there are ‘alternative’ asset classes, now available to private investors which include commercial property and private equity trusts.
Find out more about each of these asset classes and the benefits and risks of each one the sections below.