If you’ve got $10,000 to invest today, cheap ASX shares can be a great way to do that. While buying larger parcels of shares can be scary, the good news is you’re on the right track.
While you might be tempted to go all-in on the next hot tech share, let’s see if we can split that $10,000 for both growth and dividends. Here are a few of my top picks to add to your portfolio for a good price today!
How to invest $10,000 in cheap ASX shares today
Let’s start with a strong ASX dividend share that’s trading cheaply. I like the Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price which is up 11.69% in 2020. Fortescue is the world’s fourth-largest iron ore miner and could be in the buy zone right now.
There are challenges facing the mining sector, but I’m reasonably bullish. I think strong relationships with China, increasing demand from the Asian giant and increasing Australian infrastructure spending could be good for iron ore prices and earnings.
Fortescue shares are yielding 8.31% right now and trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.78. For context, BHP Group Ltd (ASX: BHP) shares are trading at a P/E of 10.88 which means the $37 billion iron ore miner could be good relative value and worth a $4,000 investment.
Another cheap ASX share that I like the look of is Xero Limited (ASX: XRO). Xero is part of the WAAAX tech shares and could be a good buy for future growth. The accounting platform provider’s shares have edged higher this year but could surge in 2020.
Xero continues to add new clients to its book which means further growth is on the cards. Where Fortescue shares can provide your portfolio income, I think $3,000 in Xero shares could provide long-term growth.
Finally, I like the look of Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX: MQG) as a cheap ASX share with income and growth potential. Macquarie is a diversified investment bank and I think it could outperform its Big 4 rivals throughout 2020. Macquarie shares are down more than 20% in 2020 and yielding a tidy 5.80% right now, which means a $3,000 investment could have significant upside.
A simple $10,000 investment can turn into much, much more in the decades ahead. As long as you’re investing in high-quality ASX shares and diversifying your exposure, that’s a great long-term strategy.