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What is asset allocation?

What is asset allocation?

Asset allocation: which investment type is right for you?

It’s important to understand how to choose the right types of investments for your situation. The secret is asset allocation.

There are three main classes of investments. Cash investments are very safe but won’t provide much of an investment return. With fixed income investments like GICs or bonds you are lending money to a business or government and in return they pay you interest. Finally, equity investments—most commonly known as stocks—allow you to buy a portion of a business and in return future profits may be shared with you.

Which class of investments you choose to put together depends on your appetite for risk and the timeline for your investments.

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