Lower-risk investments are also dangerous

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Momentum Investments’ research shows that investors who keep their money in a fund for six years will not suffer large losses. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images
Momentum Investments’ research shows that investors who keep their money in a fund for six years will not suffer large losses. Picture: iStock/Gallo Images

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From April to December last year, South African investors lost about R100 million in potential returns because, fearing market fluctuations, they switched to low-risk investments.

This is according to research conducted by Momentum Investments, in collaboration with Oxford Risk, a financial technology company that focuses on investor behaviour.

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