Investing for the future
Building wealth starts with the investment basics. Remember – investing takes time and knowledge, not just good luck, this applies to property investment or inveting shares.
Basic wealth-building strategies include:
- Creating a budget
- Saving money
- Consolidating your debts
- Borrowing to invest
Our wealth-creation strategies include managed funds, shares and borrowing to invest. Whatever your investment goals, we can help you to meet them in a tax-efficient way. You can manage all of your investments with the help of our experienced team of financial planners.
A managed fund is a professionally managed investment portfolio that pools the money of multiple investors.
Your investment manager then buys and sells shares and other assets on your behalf, earning you periodic dividends.
Managed funds are beneficial because they can be:
- Diversified. Managed funds can provide a diversified portfolio that invests across a range of asset classes and securities.
- Tailored to your needs. You can tailor your portfolio and choose specialist managed funds (e.g. infrastructure, emerging markets, small caps).
- Actively managed. Actively managed funds can take advantage of the changing market and have the potential to outperform their index.
- Low maintenance. Managed funds require a low level of participation and time involvement compared to direct investment.
Borrowing to invest
When you borrow to invest, you gain access to more assets. This is called margin lending or gearing.
It is, however, not without its risks. While borrowing to invest may allow you to multiply your gains, it can also magnify any losses.
There are different ways to gear into investments, including margin lending using a home equity loan, or even using a geared managed fund that borrows internally.
You can be positively geared or negatively geared.
Positive gearing occurs when the income generated by the asset exceeds the cost of the borrowing.
Negative gearing is often associated with gearing into property. This occurs when the interest on the borrowing and other costs of maintaining the property exceed the income you generate. You can use the loss incurred to reduce your taxable income.
Our experienced financial planners can help you consider your gearing options, and see which ones are right for you.
Sound investment advice
Sound investment advice is invaluable in changing economic times. Periods of financial uncertainty can actually be opportunities for rapid wealth accumulation.
But no matter what the economic climate is like, our experienced financial planners can help you to create long-term financial security with the right investment choices.
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