Spreading your money to minimise risk

A new independent book, written by financial journalists and brought to you by permanent tsb, details exactly how you can make your savings count in the years to come

17th April, 2010

Investment is a risky business. It’s important to consider spreading your money between the four main asset classes - cash and deposits, stocks and shares, bonds and property.

Cash gains and loses its value due to inflation or deflation; property prices go up and down; stock markets soar and crash; and bonds ebb and flow.

However, all four of these investment types rarely rise or fall at the same time.

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