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Direct Share Investment: Benefits & Risks

Direct Share Investment: Benefits & Risks

Incorporating direct share ownership into an investment portfolio is not a perfect science. It may be appropriate to start your investment journey with one or more direct shares or it may be something that is included when spreading assets out at retirement. For many people, it may never be appropriate. 

This article takes a look at some of the benefits and risks associated to investing into shares directly. This list is by no means exhaustive, but captures some major considerations.

Time holding an asset can be the most effective strategy

Time holding an asset can be the most effective strategy

When it comes to growth assets like shares and property, how long you commit to your investment strategy can make a huge difference in the end.

Before you start formulating your investment strategy, you should first be clear on your investment time frame. Time frame is actually one of the most significant factors in all investment decisions.

Roadmap to Wealth: Making Up Lost Time

Roadmap to Wealth: Making Up Lost Time

Melinda has already made moves to secure some sort of financial freedom for later in life. In 2011, she and her father went halves to buy a property off-the plan in Lalor, based in Melbourne’s northern outskirts. 

As seen in Australian Property Investor magazine, this article looks at general advice provided by James McFall of Yield Financial Planning and other experts, and was published in September 2014.