In the wake of Brexit and the political uncertainty in the world right now, stock markets are likely to be quite volatile. The prices of stocks and shares can fluctuate wildly in a matter of hours and days, so if you are thinking about investing, you may need to look further afield, for example, at fixed asset investments.
What are fixed asset investments?
Fixed assets are assets which are unlikely to be changed into cash in the short term. This covers things like gold, plus other areas for investment such as commercial and residential property markets.
Gold is quite a stable asset and one which many people decide to move into, investment wise, when markets go into turmoil. On the other hand, while the price of gold is quite stable, investments in a carefully designed property portfolio can represent a better return on your money.
Investing in the property market
In its most basic form, investing in the property market can be as simple as buying a holiday home either here in the UK, or somewhere abroad. Another basic property investment tactic is ‘buy to let’, where you purchase a property with the intent of letting it out.