A portfolio is also a collection of drawings, designs, or other papers that represent a person’s work. Or it’s the stuff you’ve invested in…

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A portfolio is a collection of different investments; these are most often stocks, funds, trusts or cash.

Just as you wouldn’t fill a suitcase with only the same item when travelling, the most effective way to organise a portfolio is to spread your risk, by choosing a variety of different types of investments.

A well diversified portfolio would consist of investments in various asset classes, spread across a range of international markets and geographical locations.