Is portfolio diversification one of your aims?
What is it that people really want to achieve with their finances? 4:Property believes that most people have two or three goals when investing their money;
- Generate an income
- Build capital
- Create a nest egg
If you tick any or all of the above boxes please continue reading...
So how do you know where to put your money in today’s market? How do you go about choosing the right investment?
The best investment strategy is portfolio diversification or, in simpler terms, not putting all your eggs in one basket.
So what are the options?
- Cash ISAs
- One year bonds
- Five year bonds
- Mutual funds, stocks & shares, gold
- Property – local and overseas
In terms of actual returns, the first 3 options have given returns in the region of 3-5% in a one year period. Stocks and shares have provided a return of 0.61% (based on FTSE 100 from Nov 2010 to Nov 2011).
Gold, in sharp contrast, has had a dramatic run in the past year, growing at above 30%; it is considered a safe investment when the financial markets are in a state of turmoil.
Another investment vehicle to consider, where growth has been in the region of 30-40% in the last year, is overseas property or land and development projects in high growth economies such as Brazil.
The 4:Property team has done extensive research on the property market in Brazil through frequent trips. We are giving investors the opportunity to invest in land and development projects in Aracaju, by means of three investment options that aim to fulfil the needs of most people looking for a secure and profitable investment.
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