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The inherent differences between property and share investments. There’s a fundamental difference between investing in shares and property, a reader says in an email. “With a stock there is always the risk of bankruptcy of the entity you invest in, and the investment you make becoming worthless,” he writes.
Gearing can boost returns, but also risk. Gearing — which happens when you borrow to invest — comes at a price. And I’m not only talking about interest. While gearing makes a good investment better, it also makes a bad investment worse. People who gear boost their risk.