Why do investment markets go up and down?
What is diversification?
Putting all your investment eggs in one basket can work when the investment is performing well, but could leave you very exposed if anything goes wrong. Diversification - spreading your money across different investments - can help you manage that risk.
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Why invest for the long term?
As a rule of thumb, if you want higher returns, you should be prepared to hold onto your investments for a number of years - and expect that they may fluctuate in value a lot over time.
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Why understanding risk matters
Did you know that every type of investment has some risk? Investments that are expected to have higher returns also have higher risk. You need to be comfortable with the level of risk you’re taking.
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