Uncertain about investing? Three steps to investment comfort

Saturday 27 March 2004

Equity markets have experienced strong growth in the past 12 months. While this positive performance has encouraged many investors back into the New Zealand and international markets, many investors still remained sidelined due to a lingering lack of confidence in shares.

By The Landlord

We believe however that it is vitally important to be invested in shares but at the same time understand the hesitancy. Fortunately there is way to enter the equity markets without taking unnecessary risks.

So how can you protect yourself while still participating? You do have a powerful weapon in your arsenal that can shield you from the most lethal bear market - an asset allocation plan.

Simply put, it's when you invest your money in different types of stocks and bonds to spread your risk.

There's nothing that will safeguard your money better, short of stuffing it under the mattress.

Here is a three-step plan to figuring out the best asset allocation for your situation.

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