When choosing investments it is most important to consider your needs and objectives, your investment time frames and the security of the products being considered. While the level of security investors are comfortable with can vary from person to person, it is imperative to research potential products and strategies thoroughly before making decisions.
An investor should be confident about the assets being purchased and, in the case of indirect (Managed) investments, the organisation/s through which the investments are made.
There are five asset classes in which investments can be made. The time the investments should be held to minimise the probability of financial loss varies with the asset class used.