While you will no doubt have seen many notices about past performance being no guide to the future, you should certainly consider how an investment you are thinking of making has performed historically, and you should review their approach to managing risk too.   Investment returns tend to be cyclical. One style or market segment…

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In investment terms, emerging markets are those countries whose financial markets are less developed, and where investor protection and the overall market infrastructure is often weaker than in developed markets. For example, Eastern Europe includes Turkey and Russia, and further afield; Asian countries includes Malaysia and India. Some of these markets have been top performers…

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Typically, the longer your investment horizon is, the more aggressive you can be with your investments (depending on the products, programs and strategies you are considering). However, the investment horizon is the investors decision and should support his/her appetite for risk. Saving for a pension might be a higher risk investment, knowing the money will…

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