With the FTSE hovering around 5300 - 5500 and the financial service industry looking at products to sell are we seeing a prolonged period now where traditional investments don't or can't provide a decent return?
For the ordinary person with modest sums to invest (me with only £5,500) where do they go when cash provides almost nothing and the stock market hasnt really gone anywhere and the FTSE100 is still well below its 1999 peak? A pretty bleak time to invest?
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Stock market going nowhere?
asked by Liam Bent posted 1 Years ago at 8:35
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Howsat Howsat answered 1 Years ago at 9:58what a great time to buy then! and what about dividends or don't these matter to you?
I have been buying in my tiny way - why? coz its cheaper.
Don't be a chicken, hopeing for another market crash - great time to buy afterwards and lets hope the euro flops so we can buy cheap property abroad against our pound!!!
Charles Tay answered 1 Years ago at 10:14, last modified: 1 Years ago at 10:15Given the historic medium term global volatility , the financial services industry has always tended to use 5/10 year period or so as the appropriate time frame to give equity type investments a realistic chance of being ahead of the game.
However in 2012 we now have at least 10 years of equities being well and truly down.
The financial services industry needs to look at reality and stop plugging historic values that are no longer applicable in the current/new world. Investors may need to review their horizons and expectations of markets and returns.
Hampster Hampster answered 1 Years ago at 11:40What about careful stock selection? You don't have to track the index! I bought into BP June 2010 and now showing a decent profit.
Lots of opportunity out there and to get it wrong ofcourse - but don't always blame others when its goes t.ts up.
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