It is our role as an IFA to help you choose the right investments in order to help you meet your objectives.
What you need to give some thought to is what those objectives are. This is an area in which compromise and self understanding are essential.
Broadly speaking everyone wants investments which are safe, in the sense that they cannot fall, and which offer high returns. This ideal combination is not available. Beware anyone who claims otherwise.
Sensible investment planning revolves around understanding what your investment aims are.
Broadly speaking the longer that your investment is to be left alone, (e.g. for retirement), the higher level of short term risk that is acceptable. If however the money is needed in full in the near future (e.g. for a house deposit) then short-term safety is essential.
In short, we will help you determine an investment strategy appropriate for your needs, and using the investments best suited to your investment attitude and tax position.
We have provided a number of links to financial sites to help you with your research: