n Personal Finance Newsletter - Here's why diversification matters... : investment insight
|Article Title||Here's why diversification matters... : investment insight|
|© Publisher:||Moneyweb (Pty) Ltd|
|Journal||Personal Finance Newsletter|
|Publication Date||Feb 2016|
|Pages||11 - 13|
ELSEWHERE IN in this issue, I suggested that we'd all be wise to temper our return expectations this year. Markets don't go up in a straight line, and after nearly seven years of (mostly) rip-roaring returns, things are stuttering a fair amount. After the first month of trading this year, it's fair to say that there's a lot of nervousness in the air. Already, the 'return of capital, not return on capital' cliché is being rolled out. And investment houses like the UK's RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) are advising clients to "Sell everything except high quality bonds... In a crowded hall, exit doors are small."
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