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Diversification and portfolio construction

So now you know what investment classes are available. What mix of asset classes could you have?

Your choice will depend on many factors, such as:

  • your reason for the investment
  • your timeframe for the investment
  • your past experience
  • what kind of returns you are looking to achieve
  • your desire to preserve or grow your capital
  • your cash flow needs
  • your tax situation and the value of any tax benefits to your circumstances
  • your comfort level for investments rising and falling in value.
  • your desire to align your investment values with your personal values e.g. Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) investing.
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