What should I invest $50k in?

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To answer that question you need to think about what it is you wish to achieve, what your timescales are, what other needs are there for this money, what your personal views are, how you will respond to market fluctuations (your risk profile).

You need to think about these things and clearly set your goals and parameters before deciding where to invest.

In general, I would suggest you think about a diversified portfolio made up of dividend paying shares, corporate bonds and commercial property. The allocations would be based on your goals, views and objectives.

You should ensure you understand what you own, try not to overcomplicate things and make sure you don’t pay too much in fees.

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Mark Underdown

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