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To diversify or not - that is the question

Hold just a few stocks or spread your investments? The jury is still out

Published on Apr 27, 2014 1:25 PM

One look at how a bunch of friends approaches the supermarket check-out will tell you that Singaporeans do not like putting all their eggs in one basket.

We all know the drill: The group splits up, each one standing in a different queue. The basket of groceries then goes to the person who gets to the front of the line first.

That eliminates the real risk of everyone being stuck behind the one irritating person who spends a minute digging around for the supermarket's membership card and another three minutes searching for a credit card.

End result: The whole group saves time.

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