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Easter Time Diversification Not Putting all Your Eggs in One Basket
With Easter upon us I thought I�d focus on eggs for this ezine. After all eggs are an inexpensive food for your budget especially compared to the goodness it packs in its small delicate encasing. And then of course there�s the old adage �Don�t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket� when talking of diversification.

Have a Happy Easter and don't eat too many chocolate eggs:)Yes, I know I love chocolate too...

Lyn Bell

A Budget Tip: Eggs Are Incredible.

Eggs are packed full of natural proteins, vitamins, minerals and other essential elements that are required for a complete and balanced diet. Any single food that contains all the elements necessary to supply the needs of the body is called a complete or typical food. This is because the egg is designed to supply the young animal with nutrients during a period of rapid growth.

An egg contains the highest quality food protein available and is often the standard by which all other proteins are judged. Based on the vital amino acids egg protein provides it is second only to mother's milk as the ideal for human nutrition.

One of the good things is that eggs are relatively inexpensive and can provide a nutritious meal for those on a budget. Eggs are ideal as a food for sportspeople, vegetarians, and people who care about their health. And they are so versatile.

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Easter Diversification: Are all Your Eggs in One Basket?

�Don�t put all of your eggs in one basket!� You�ve no doubt heard this over and over again throughout your life�and when it comes to investing, it is so true. Diversification is the key to successful investing. All successful investors build portfolios that are widely diversified, and you should too!

No matter how attractive or safe your basket looks, diversifying your investments is important. This means including purchases of various shares in different industries. It means including bonds, investing in money markets and even in property. The key is to invest in several different areas � not just one.

Over time, research has shown that investors who have diversified portfolios usually see more consistent and stable returns on their investments than those who just invest in one area. By investing in several different markets, you will actually reduce your risk.

If you invest all of your money in one share, and that share takes a significant dive, you may even find that you have lost all of your money. On the other hand, if you have invested in ten different shares, with nine doing well and one plummets, you are still in reasonably good shape.

Good diversification will usually include shares, bonds, property, and cash. It means investing internationally and in local markets. You can also include different investment styles. Managed funds make it possible for smaller investors to diversify their portfolio so diversification is possible at all levels of investment. You will find that you have a lower risk of losing your money, and over time, you will see better returns by not putting all your eggs in one basket.
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