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As the range gets wider, investing gets harder

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As the range gets wider, investing gets harder

There are lots of things that could happen; but only one thing that will happen. This is one of the better articulations out there of the concept of risk. Understanding risk is at the core of any investment because substantially all investments could result in a range of possible outcomes. Sometimes that range is narrow and sometimes that range is wide.


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Andrew Macken is the Chief Investment Officer of the Montaka funds and the Montgomery Global funds. He established MGIM in 2015 in partnership with Montgomery.

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  1. Sounds like the perfect set of circumstances to place a portion of your portfolio into precious metals, and keeping in mind that these circumstances have never before in history existed (NIRP etc) and we are definitely in uncharted waters now, the outcomes could be seriously underestimated.
    At some stage the wealth disparity issues caused by NIRP, corporate tax cuts etc may come to a head, some type of revolution may unfold judging by past history, these scenarios don’t change smoothly.

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