||The practice of investing in a variety of assets. This is a risk management technique where, in a well-diversified portfolio, any loss from an individual holding should be offset by gains in other holdings, thereby lessening the impact on the overall portfolio.
||Well-established economies with a high degree of industrialisation, standard of living and security.
||Economies in the process of rapid growth and increasing industrialisation. Investments in emerging markets are generally considered to be riskier than those in developed markets.
||The chance that an investment's return will be different to what is expected. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.