What is a balanced investment style?
Sometimes referred to as moderate investing, this style looks to balance risk and reward by investing across varying asset classes.
To invest in this style, investors are usually willing to accept some risk in order to generate potentially higher returns.
Suitable to help achieve financial goals such as:
- Saving for a deposit for a house
- Starting a new business
- Buying an investment property
- Children’s education
A balanced style is usually suited to investors with an investment timeframe of 3-5 years, although some funds can accommodate longer timeframes.
Often, an asset allocation for a balanced portfolio would be 40% defensive assets (cash, bonds, and fixed interest) and 60% growth assets (infrastructure, listed property, and shares).
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Asset classes explained
Asset classes refer to the different categories that investments with similar features can be grouped into. Becoming familiar with asset classes can help you to further understand what to expect from the various investment options available to you.
Risk vs return
Investing can be a great way to grow your money and reach your financial goals. However, it’s important to understand that all investments carry a degree of risk. So, how can you balance risk vs return?
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