Don’t dismiss market risks

There’s one key way to diversify your portfolio in the face of ongoing dangers.

Summary: Investors face more geopolitical tension now than at any time since the Cold War. Meanwhile, the risk of inflation looms, the iron ore price is falling and safe haven money is flowing into the US. Local bank shares are sliding but the market does not consider banking risks, and this boom-time thinking makes me a little jittery.

Key take-out: Despite a fall in the Australian dollar, there are enough warning signs to warrant increasing your portfolio’s international exposure as part of your risk diversification.

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