No Free Lunch 

Anatomy of the Single Figure

No Free Lunch

Anatomy of the Single Figure

Let’s say you’ve come into £2.3m. You’d prefer it in cash, but you have to take it in shares. Which ones? The Portfolio Clinic would advise you to spread your risk: diversify into different business sectors and/or geographies. But you’re not allowed to do that: you have to pick shares in just one company – and that company has to be the one you work for. What’s more, to make sure you’re locked in, you have to hold these shares for at least three years. In terms of risk, placing all your investment eggs in one basket is high risk; in terms of strategy, it’s not to be recommended. 

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