Best of both worlds: how to blend long and short-term investing

We explain the benefits of splitting your portfolio into longer-term and shorter-term investments
Thursday 07 Dec 2017 Author: Daniel Coatsworth
Have you ever checked to see if your investment portfolio is too dependent on success from higher risk assets such as shares in the tech, mining, oil or drug sectors? While these types of investments can often be very exciting and rewarding, having too much exposure can be problematic if these sectors go out of favour or the stocks do not live up to their hype. A neat trick...

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