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Volatility is the heart-beat of the stock market

For so many private investors ‘volatility’ is a dirty word because the fluctuation of prices conjures up ideas of uncertainty and risk. In contrast, cash is held to be ‘safe’ because the price does not change constantly but it is cash that loses a little value almost every day because of the effect of inflation.

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Risk, how do you define it?

Risk, an investment topic about which much rubbish is spoken and written. In part this is because there are no agreed definitions. Your ‘Balanced’ risk may or may not be the same as my ‘Balanced’ risk but as there are no comparable criteria, we can never know.

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