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Investing is always a risky business

"Shares bring the greatest dangers because they are the most volatile assets over time"

By Andy Davis   November 2015


Past performance is not a guide to the future. Prices can go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested. It is impossible to spend long around financial advisers or fund advertising without running into these and many similar truisms. Investing will always be a risky business; just look at what happened to the punters who piled into the fast rising Shanghai and Shenzen stock markets in the spring. Not even the mighty Chinese government could halt the headlong collapse in prices.

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