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The more you know about an investment, the better your judgement should be, surely. But it’s not quite that simple

By Andy Davis   April 2011

A colourful narrative is easy to back: India’s rise to economic stardom is a story that sells

As an investor, you necessarily accept that you must put your money at risk in pursuit of reward. The natural way to navigate this trade-off is research. The acronym commonly used is DYOR: Do Your Own Research, which by no coincidence is similar to DIY. It’s a worthwhile sentiment. But how much research is the right amount?

For many people, the answer is “a lot.” Some, particularly the retired and semi-retired men who make up the hardcore of DIY investors, have the time…

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