Preserving and building your assets is the primary objective when investing for the future. When considering your overall investment plan, start by defining both your short-and long-term goals. You may be planning to fund a child’s education, buy a house, start a business, or retire early. Whatever your goals, seek investments that help you work toward them. The most appropriate strategies for you may also depend on your personal investment profile – your comfort with risk, your investment experience, your timeframe, the amount of your investment and your ultimate objectives.