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Risk – in investment

Risk is really all about two things – the chance of losing some or all of your money and the chance that, over the short-term, the value of your investment might change dramatically (volatility). When investment managers talk about risk they are often talking about how big their bets are relative to their benchmark or their peer group – this is the risk of them getting sacked for performing badly which is not the same thing at all.

Most measures of risk are talking about volatility.

To reduce the chance of losing some or all of your money, it is best to diversify your portfolio.

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