Hi all, My partner and I are in our early 30s and own two resi properties and have never invested into shares but have been educating ourselves on shares in the past year. Our overall investment strategy was leading us to purchase a commercial property this year, but with the way things are going we’re considering pausing this for 6-8 months and dipping into the share market for the first time instead. We had saved a good deposit for a commercial purchase, so aiming to preserve that for when we end up buying rather than use all of it, and essentially investing the amount we can know we can save in that 6-8 months which is circa 60k. Nothing huge but it seems a good time to do it. Here’s what I’m thinking of doing and I’d love for people to critique it, point at potential issues or any tips. - Invest 20k twice into established LICs, say for example 20k Milton, 20k Argo - Invest 20k into an index ETF for Asian countries (assumption is they’ll bounce back and do better than Europe/US coming out of this crisis) - Do this in a month or two when I start to see the light a the end of the tunnel for the world economy (happy if it’s back on the rise and not pure bottom of the share prices), and also happy to wait that time as I think the economy, and therefore share prices, have a bit more tough time to go through - Invest all at once, not fussed on dollar cost averaging just to keep it simple - Purchase these shares in a trust account so I can re-distribute income from dividend between partner and I (this one if still yet to be determined, need to do more research) Why I’m doing this: more of a dividend focused investor but hedging bets a bit, like the fact that value is low now so good opportunity. LICs appeal due to their structure and dividend focus. ETF for international appeals because both super accounts have an Aus skew. Not interested in timing the absolute bottom, just happy getting good value and letting it grow when the world economy bounces back.