Investing Newsletter - Jan 2017
Stocks and bonds were volatile in 2016, but overall it was a decent year for patient investors. Intermediate-term bonds performed in line with shorter term bonds in three of four rising interest rate environments - so no changes are planned in these assets.
First Trust Deeds continue to provide a high interest yield and should perform well in an increasing rate environment.
New all-time highs in equity markets have historically not been useful predictors of future returns.
It is impossible to time the market consistently and profitably.
Ensure you are comfortable with the risk in your portfolio so you don’t panic and sell your investments during a severe market downturn.