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Running for cover?

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It is striking how many cautious managed funds have been launched recently, as investors seek refuge from the turbulent stock market conditions of recent years.

But perhaps the smart thing would be to go against the herd. There are countless instances when the herd mentality has taken hold of investors, more recent examples being the boom and bust for technology stocks and property.

Diversification remains key to successful investment, but there is an argument that rather than over-weighting cautious funds, investors might instead be considering some over-sold markets, such as Europe. The majority of pundits currently seem to favour equity investment.

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