This segment was broadcast on 1 June 2017. Some information may be out of date.

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

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.