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Economics and investment report: the uncertainty principle

Investors can protect themselves against events by recalling a lesson of the financial crisis

By Andy Davis   October 2019

Most of the time, outcomes for investors fall within a fairly narrow range. Things might turn out a little better than we assume, or a bit worse, but we can plan with a reasonable degree of confidence. Occasionally, however, the future looks sharply uncertain, presenting vastly different possibilities with no way of predicting which will prevail. Brexit is one of those moments.

Depending on who you listen to, Britain faces the imminent threat of…

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