23 February 2015

Lack of diversity - a risky strategy

In his latest contribution to the Press & Journal Money column, Carbon’s Investment Director, Barry O’Neill highlights the need to introduce an element of diversity to your investment portfolio.

Barry rightly points to the recent slump in oil prices, and the subsequent downturn in the oil and gas sector, as a timely reminder that it’s not entirely sensible to have all of your eggs in one basket.

Furthermore, lack of diversity can also be borne out of relying too heavily on a single stock market, or investing in too few market sectors. Barry’s advice is firstly to check your investment portfolio paying particular attention to the diversity of your investments. You may then want to expand the range of investments to include other asset classes such as fixed interest securities and property.

You can read Barry’s full article here, or by clicking on the image below.

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