Bank interest remains low – investors can expect low returns from their bank deposits as rates remain low for the near future. Investors won’t grow their capital with bank deposits; so it’s important to consider growth assets in this low yielding environment and diversify.
Global growth – current markets conditions are supportive of growth assets. As global growth, albeit sluggish, has been the story for the past 12 months – and will likely continue. Rental yields, share markets, commercial property and infrastructure will all benefit from this trend over the next 12 months.
Turn down the noise – short-term events which can blow investors off course from their longer-term financial strategy. Geopolitical events, including elections across Europe and the US, are all important, but don’t tend to have a lasting impact on investments or portfolios over the long term. Investors should stick to their flight plan.