What's on Your "Too Hard" List?

Editor's Views: Ruling out investments isn’t about limiting your risk or returns, it’s about knowing what you do and don’t believe in

Holly Black 23 July, 2021 | 9:58AM
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Have you got a "Too Hard" pile of investments? I was fascinated to read my colleague Christine Benz’s explanation this week of all the investments she rules out. I consider Christine to be one of the most knowledgeable, competent and engaged investors I know - so it was particularly reassuring to hear that she too just can’t be bothered when it comes to certain asset classes.

I started investing about a year after I became a finance journalist. I was in the privileged position of speaking to fund managers and investment professionals on a daily basis and I felt I should really put my money where my mouth is. This remains true today in my role at Morningstar, where I get to speak to some unfathomably smart and knowledgeable investors, whose ratings I have at my fingertips. And yet, my investment habits are still very cautious.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

 

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