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Economics and investment: when in doubt, diversify

When you can't predict what's round the corner it's time to spread the risk

By Duncan Weldon   November 2019

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“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” is one of the many amusing quotes often, and perhaps incorrectly, attributed to 1950s baseball player Yogi Berra. It is, though, one that investment professionals and economists are likely to reach for when they are not sure what is going to happen next. Now is one of those times. 

It is not just Brexit causing uncertainty, but the Sino-American trade war, geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, uncertain politics in…

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