Thu 13 September 2018 - Paramount Financial Solutions

Oliver's Insights: Seven Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

The key lessons for investors from the Global Financial Crisis (GFC):

  1. there is always a cycle;
  2. while each cycle is different, markets are pushed to extremes of valuation and sentiment;
  3. high returns come with higher risk;
  4. be sceptical of financial engineering or hard-to-understand products;
  5. avoid too much gearing or gearing of the wrong sort;
  6. the importance of proper diversification, and;
  7. the importance of asset allocation.

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