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Super is a long term investment

Your super savings are accumulated throughout your working life, typically 40-50 years, a long time horizon in any investor’s book. Long enough, in any case, to ride out the inevitable ups and downs of investment markets and benefit from the long-term steady rise in the value of your investments.

Risk tolerance changes

Life events can have an enormous impact on your risk tolerance. A serious accident or illness, loss of a loved one, getting married, getting divorced, major market corrections – these can all have a major impact on how much risk you feel you should take with your super.

Risk appetite considerations

When people retire they generally, and quite suddenly, lose their appetite for risk. All of a sudden there’s no second chance to make up for any losses. This is it. The nest egg is the nest egg. Yet, with the prospect of a low return global economy, it’s going to be increasingly difficult to get by on returns from defensive investments such as term deposits.

If in doubt, ask us

A third party professional, such as a financial adviser, can really add value here – by giving you the benefit of perspective and experience; and the confidence to take your investment plans forward.

To make an appointment to talk to an NGS financial planner or receive free single-issue phone advice, please call 1300 133 177 between 8am and 8pm (AEST/AEDT) Monday to Friday.

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