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The amateur adviser

The amateur adviser

Investors, like off-duty medics, face an occupational hazard. Sooner or later someone will want to pick your brains. But while the poor doctor-at-leisure might be forced to look at a bad knee or a nasty rash, it will be your view of Bitcoin or a tiny tech company that the questioner is after rather than your verdict on spots or a sore leg.

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