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Which is the best investment: stocks or property?

As private investors, there are two main types of investment that capture our imagination as tools we can use to compound our wealth: stocks and property.

I obviously bang the drum for property loud and often, but have I ignored another asset class that good be just as good – or better? In this article, I’m going to put property head-to-head against stocks across eight different factors to see if we can pick a winner.

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What is your property investing target?

If you talk to me about property investment for more than five minutes, I’m almost certain to bring up the subject of goals.

That’s because goals are important in all areas of life, but especially in property investment: it’s a scary prospect, it’s not easy to visualise the whole process, and you’re trying to fit it in around all your other work and family commitments. So without a motivational target to aim for, it’s all too easy to end up doing nothing at all.

With a good goal, you’re aiming for something very specific – and when you get there, you can decide whether to sit back or keep going. Read more