9 April 2012

Good News for Investors?

The first quarter of 2012 has been good for investors, with share prices generally rallying. There is a bit more optimism around that there will be a global economic recovery, and that the eurozone will avoid a collapse. In particular, the US has been leading the world away from the threat of a general recession.

But (.. there's always a but!), the last few weeks have seen a hesitation in that forward progress and the financial world still feels pretty susceptible to any bad news. "There's little room for manoeuvre and no room for policy mistakes" says the IMF.

So it's worth keeping a good spread of investments, including fixed interest, and not going too strong on any one type of investment. Short term winners - not that we invest for the short term - include smaller company funds, and strategic bond (fixed interest) funds.

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