Almost everybody has some idea of what the stock market is. Many people know that there are many, many stock markets around the world, and even a couple of regulated exchanges in the UK. These institutions are market places where investors can relatively safely buy and sell ‘stocks’, which are shares in limited companies.
Fewer people know what a bond is – although it will be something that many people have far more practical experience of. A bond is simply a way of recording the capital and interest on money lent to a company or a government, as a loan, or a mortgage.
Traditionally stocks and bonds perform differently, and buying both can give a good return to investors, whilst reducing their risk because of the tendency of such investments to go up or down at different times.
In our handy guide we go into a little more depth about this, and how a judicious allocation to both of these asset classes can provide a more stable investment return for you, allowing you the confidence to invest for the long term, and get the returns you require to meet your financial goals.
Walden Capital has been providing bespoke investment advice to individuals and families for a decade. Our Investment Committee applies inspired thinking to our robust and academically consistent investment process, allowing our clients to focus on what interests them, secure in the knowledge that we have their back.
Past performance is not a guide to future performance, and the value of investments will fall as well as rise.