Investment risks — Part 3
Looking over your shoulder or overseas, or overlooking inflation
In a four-part series, Mary talks about the risks described in the newly updated “Upside, Downside — a guide to risk for savers and investors”. (Download it here). In this session:
- Buying investments that are hard — or expensive — to get out of
- Expecting past performance to continue
- Listening to old-timers
- Forgetting about inflation
- Taking foreign exchange risk — or not taking it when you should
- Responding to ads or offers made in phone calls, seminars or courses
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Mary Holm is a freelance journalist, a director of Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL), a seminar presenter and a bestselling author on personal finance. From 2011 to 2019 she was a founding director of the Financial Markets Authority. Her opinions are personal, and do not reflect the position of any organisation in which she holds office. Mary’s advice is of a general nature, and she is not responsible for any loss that any reader may suffer from following it.