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The Idle Investor: How to Invest 5 Minutes a Week and Beat the Professionals by Edmund Shing

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Chapter 11. Six Key Investment Trends For the Future

I will now look at some key investment trends that long-term investors should be aware of.

Below I list six trends that have been in place for some time, but which look likely to remain very important for investors to consider for the next few years:

  1. Inflation to remain subdued for a long time, so cash rates will remain very low.
  2. Future bond returns will be lower given the depressed levels of current bond yields.
  3. Encouragement from the UK government to save more via ISAs, employee pensions, personal pensions. And pension flexibility to boost investment in income shares.
  4. The rising risk that property investments, such as buy-to-let, will be taxed more heavily as the government tries to pay ...

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