The value of the investment and the income they produce can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you put in.
It is our role as financial advisers to recommend the right investments to help you meet your objectives.
Give some thorough thought to what these objectives are. This is an area in which compromise and self understanding are essential.
Most people want investments which are safe, in the sense that they cannot fall, and which offer high returns. This ideal combination is not available. Beware anyone who claims otherwise.
Sensible investment planning revolves around understanding what your investment aims are.
Broadly speaking the longer your investment is to be left alone, (e.g. for retirement), the higher level of short term risk that is acceptable. If however the money is needed in full in the near future (e.g. for a house deposit) then short-term safety is essential.
In short, we will help you determine an investment strategy appropriate for your needs, and using the investments best suited to your investment attitude and tax position.