How to create an investment plan

A simple investment plan can serve as a useful guide to building long-term wealth, but it can be tricky knowing where to start.

Here, we take a look at some key considerations that may help you decide where to invest, and develop a long-term strategy, depending on your personal goals.

Bear in mind, though, that whatever your investment plan, there are no guarantees of making gains. The value of your investments can fall and you may get back less than you paid in.

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The Importance of Diversification

One of the golden rules of investing is to spread your money across a range of different asset classes. This approach means that if one or more of your investments rise you will benefit but, if they fall, there should be a degree of protection because, hopefully, some of your other holdings in different asset classes will be going up in value. However, diversifying doesn’t mean shortening the period of time you invest over. You should be thinking long term (at least five years) for all your investment allocations.

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China’s Economic Slowdown

“The idea that China is slowing down because of trade frictions, there obviously is something to it, but it’s not quite as simple as it may seem at first glance.”
 
Dr. Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute for International Economics explained the multiple factors behind China’s economic slowdown at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations’ recent Forecast of China’s Economy for 2020 event. Watch the video for his full analysis…

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