The assets to buy now – June 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Property

Back to the boom times 

The average UK property price has eclipsed the 2007 peak, according to the latest Nationwide figures. The average house now costs £186,512 and has risen in price by 11.1% in the past year, although London remains far and away the most expensive area.

Expansion could slow in the coming months, however, with mortgage approvals in April 17% below January’s high, and a [...]

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