Here are the four steps to begin with:
To achieve your desired wealth goal, it is important to set a goal and start early. The goal can be easy, such as saving up for a long holiday, or even for a dream car, tuition for your kids or your retirement. The earlier you start to invest, the sooner you can enjoy the power of compound interest working for you to build value, earn even greater returns and make your money work harder for you.
When you have enough money to save, you should work out your saving plan. However, if you think that saving a few thousand dollars every month will offer little in return, you should change your mindset. To start your saving plan, you should adopt a stable and organized saving routine that will help you achieve your goal.
Many people stop their investment planning particularly during market downturns. By doing this, they often miss out on opportunities to invest at lower prices. If you stick to your plan and keep moving ahead consistently, this might help spread your risks and grow your wealth for the long-term through dollar-cost averaging and careful asset allocation.
By using the right tool at the right time, and with good asset allocation and regular reviews of your portfolio, you can adjust your portfolio to meet your changing needs and risk appetite at different stages of your life and in different market conditions. This helps you keep up your saving momentum going to achieve your long-term financial goals.
Want to understand your investment needs and risk appetite? Simply logon to HSBC Personal Internet Banking and it will take you just a few minutes to complete the Risk Profiling Questionnaire.
You should know your financial need or investment objective, your current financial situation and risk tolerance.
Your objectives could incorporate any combination of the following:
You should also understand how much your target is, how long you want to invest, how much you can invest and your own investment preferences.