chapter 5

World equities – increased risk and return

Buy equities from around the world

In order to move the portfolio towards the promise of higher returns you need to increase your risk/return profile by buying publicly listed equities (referred here simply as equities). I am not recommending you buying equities because I have some insight that equities are set to have an outstanding performance relative to other assets. It is because I consider equities to be the highest expected return asset class (at the highest risk) and the most easily bought, in a diversified fashion, of the three groupings of investments that I think someone without an edge should invest in. The three are: the minimal risk asset, equities and other government and ...

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