Investing in the stock market is investing in the future, and the only certainty we have about the future right now is that it’s uncertain. Between Covid-19, economic recession, social instability in the US and climate change, it’s enough to make anyone nervous about the future!
But markets always weigh the chance of rain against the chance of sun, and there’s a lot of things that could go well and lead to the stock market continuing to rise:
While you may have been busy focusing on those uncertainties or working your way through the 12-month supply of toilet paper you purchased to make it through lockdown, you’ll be pleased to know there is a silver lining!
What’s had the biggest effect on share investments at Booster this year has not been the attention-grabbing headlines, but the ways in which companies have adjusted to changes in consumer demand.
Here are a few of the benefits of these changing demands:
The overall effect has been that the value of Booster’s investments has risen over the course of the year.
From wars to recessions to pandemics, markets have looked down the barrel of a lot of crises over the last century.
As this graph shows, the overwhelming influence over this time has not been the negative effects of each of these events, but the steady march of human progress. In more simple terms, $1 invested in 1900 would have turned into over $70,000 today!
Booster’s diversified portfolios are positioned to benefit from this long-term trend by investing in a range of innovative companies across the world. These investments are combined with ‘defensive’ (more stable) assets such as bonds, which tend to rise in value when share markets fall and help take the edge off when share markets inevitably dip.
It’s all to help ease the path to achieving your financial goals, so that you can relax while your portfolio grows and progress marches on.