Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

Break the chain and diversify away from property investment

For investors, being conscious of correlated risks between share price performance in different sectors and companies is vital

We all know that ‘cash has been trash’ for most of the past decade. Near-money (that is, short-dated or even medium-term prime government or corporate bonds) hasn’t been any better. I hate using the term ‘prime’ because I have never placed any confidence in the world’s ‘top’ credit rating agencies. Indeed, the term was often used for bonds that were given ‘prime’ ratings despite – as was later shown beyond doubt – containing toxically packaged securitised assets (such as mortgage pools) back in the boom years.

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