Growth assets include investments in Australian shares, international shares, property, private equity and infrastructure. Growth assets are strongly influenced by property and share market fluctuations and so present a greater short-term risk than defensive assets.
Why? Growth assets are volatile. This means investment returns are likely to go up and down, putting your money at risk in the short-term. However, property and shares usually outperform defensive assets such as cash in the bank and bonds over the long term.
Riding the ups and downs
Superannuation is not a short-term game. Letting your super ride the ups and downs of growth asset investments over many years can play a key role in wealth creation.
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