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Investing for the Long Term
It is well known that investing in shares or equities can help build your wealth over time. However, sometimes it can seem quite daunting, especially for new investors. Like any investment, there is risk involved. So be clear about your financial goals and strategy, and get financial advice if you can.
Global markets are trading and setting prices almost every minute of every day, and combined with a constant stream of news flow, it can leave the impression that shares and equities are a highly risky asset class. This can certainly be true of individual stocks and when looking at short time periods, but holding diversified portfolios over the long term has historically proved very rewarding for investors.
So what do the numbers tell us about the long-term performance of the Australian Equities market compared to other asset classes? How can risk be better managed? And why do people often get worse returns than the index?
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