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Diversification Using Investment Bonds

Investment bonds are just one of the many ways that people can produce capital growth and get an income. Other investment types involve the use of bonds, for example, corporate bonds, guaranteed bonds or offshore bonds, but investment bonds are a separate form of investment. If you are planning to invest using such a method, it is important that you know where your money goes in order to decide whether it is worth investing in such a scheme.

You can choose to use investment bonds in a variety of different markets e.g. UK shares, Overseas shares, properties, fixed interest securities and even invest in another company's management of funds if that is what you desire. In order to minimise the likelihood of losing the initial investment, you should invest in a wide range using a method called diversification.

Diversification is something that is often done with investment bonds. It means that you avoid metaphorically placing all of your eggs in the same basket so that you do not lose money if something you have invested in does something unexpected. Each different type of fund has different risks attached and they each react in different ways.

While the risk of investment can never be completely eliminated, diversification helps reduce the likelihood that you will lose all your invested money. For example, if you use bonds to invest all of your savings into a company and then that company declares bankruptcy, you will have lost all your savings. If you invested in two companies and only one goes bankrupt, you will only have lost part of your investment.

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