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5 tips from experienced investors

10 April 2018

We surveyed a group of experienced investors to learn more about how they make investment decisions. Here’s what they told us.

  1. Set clear goals and only invest in products that will help you achieve these goals.
  2. Read an investment’s product disclosure statement – this gives a good snapshot of the investment and highlights where further research is needed.
  3. Do extra research including speaking to financial advisers and friends, online research, reading forums and business publications.
  4. Understand risk and return – higher-risk investments can give better returns but can also go down in value.
  5. Invest in a mix of high-risk and lower-risk investments that takes your personal goals into account.

See Deciding how to invest to find out more about the steps to get you started with investing.