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The rough guide to risk

The rough guide to risk

You live in an extraordinary time and place. In a matter of seconds, the wages you earn or capital you hold can be turned into steel in a Russian foundry, sent several kilometres down a mine shaft in the Chilean desert, or used to hire Silicon Valley’s brightest minds. Without leaving your home, you can lend money to the Thai government, or to help set up a marketing office in Lagos. These capital flows may be indirect, and may even seem insignificant. Yet with little more than a bank account and an internet connection, the modern UK-based investor has options for capital that would have been unimaginable to even the most powerful 19th century industrialists.

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