Investing across different assets, like property and shares, spreads investment risk by ensuring your eggs aren’t all in the same basket.
There can be advantages and disadvantages to investing in property—the table below compares property investment with shares.
Things to consider
Whether you decide to invest in property or shares, there are some common considerations. Both property and share investment will provide potential for ongoing capital growth, discounts on capital gains tax for long-term investment and tax-effective income when negatively geared. But you’ll also need to think about the fluctuating interest rates (where a loan is required) and that returns can be unpredictable and value may decrease unexpectedly.
Comparing different types of investments can help you make the right choice for you. Speak with a financial adviser about the types of investment that can help you reach your goals.
1 Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Source: AMP Capital, CoreLogic. Year on year to 30 November 2017.
2 Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Source: Bloomberg, S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation Index . Year on year to 19 December 2017.
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