About two weeks ago, the US Government passed a bill that increased the country's debt limit, and at the same time committed to significant spending cuts. While this was good news in that the US was definitely not going to default, investors realised that in the short term, spending cuts were likely to hurt economic growth.
As an investor, your feelings of fear and anxiety, particularly during turbulent market cycles, are not unique. One of the most daunting feelings can be the pressure to 'do something' within your portfolio when you're scared even though your long-term strategy says otherwise.
Knowing whether your investment options are the most appropriate for you can be difficult, so we have designed an investor style quiz that can assist you in determining what type of investor you are and which investment options might best suit your needs and investment timeframe.