One of the big decisions faced by immigrants all over the world is whether to invest in their country of birth, their new home country or somewhere else. With so many Polish citizens now firmly established and successful in the UK that Polish is the second most common language in England, this is a question that they have to face up to.
Each of the following options has a powerful sense of attraction for investors. Naturally, it is up to each individual investor to decide which one is right for them.
The Financial Markets
It could be argued that someone who has lived in both the UK and Poland has a better chance of successfully trading shares online than someone from a background in just one country. For instance, they could deal on both the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange comfortably, as well as being aware of companies and brands from both countries.
They could also feel more comfortable about currency trading, as they will have dealt with both pounds and zlotys at different times. This is especially true for someone who works in importing or exporting, as they will have first-hand experience of the flow of money between the countries.
Investors may also be drawn towards spot and futures investments. This can be done using an online precious metal trading platform such as the IG site, where they can speculate on gold, silver and palladium.
Property in Poland
There is something about investing in your country of origin that gives people a tremendous sense of satisfaction. In this case, the idea is helped by the fact that Poland has become a popular place for all sorts of people to buy property, not just Poles.
The Polish property bubble that ended in 2008 saw prices rises enormously in many parts of the country. House prices have fallen since then but the signs are of a strong, stable market that has challenges but also growth potential.
The booming private rental market is one of the main areas that cause new investors to believe that this could be a solid market in the long-term.
Property in the UK
As this is one of the world’s most mature property markets, it is easy to think that there is no more room for growth. Yet, the British market continues to confound experts by growing, often at incredible rates.
At the moment, one of the big factors influencing property prices in the UK is that there is a severe housing shortage in many parts of the country. Ironically, part of the reason for this is that so many recent immigrants from Poland and elsewhere have raised the levels of demand.
As is usually the case the London market led the way, with huge increases recorded in the last few years. However, recently the first monthly price falls in eight years have led to fears that a new wave of falling prices may be on the way in the capital. Across the UK as a whole, house prices are still rising, though.